With the rudiments of a crime thriller and the makings of a psychological suspense, the drawn-out unfolding of events encourages expectations of a smarter twist or more impressive ending.
Twist? Oh my god, this movie is not about twists. I really think you didnt understand it. Watch it again! And the ending is simply perfect. He is still working. His revange isn't done. The whole story isn't over yet.
I LOVE this movie. dont give it such a stupid rotten tomatoes. That's like saying 'The Conversation' was a bad movie because the twist wasnt too impressive. None of these two movies is about twists. It's about characters!
May 6 - 05:37 PM
"Smarter twist"? Maggie, you need to have a smarter take on films, to wit, don't impose your simple-minded expectations on what is a simple and beautiful film.
Mar 22 - 12:06 AM
I have just seen this awesome, gripping and beautiful film and wanted to check what American critics think about it.Oh my god. In a way it was entertaining how some of them struggle to squeeze this film into their coordinate-system built for mass-consumption cliché-ridden plastic films.Some of reviewers clearly don't understand the film, one can almost hear the critic thinking "well, it got an Oscar, I can't swim against the tide, now can I?" then trying to justify the positive opinion somehow.Kudos to Maggie for at least being sincere.For God's sake, there are no twists and the film is not a thriller... The "twists" of the story are simply there to create an interesting situation for the people on the film, then to grab you and put you there, into a living, breathing world. The story is secondary.
May 10 - 11:58 AM
Its a really good film 4/5 from me. I agree with Arpad about the "coordinate system". It has a slow moving naturalistic feel where you can really get into and feel the impact of certain events on the once ordinary lives. However Gerrard i would say that the "story" as it were is complete, in that (SPOILER) there will be no revenge anymore from the main guy, and at the end he has finally found a small measure of peace in his existence.
May 26 - 10:16 AM
One of the best 5 movies of a decade for me. Too good for your stupid hollywood thinking.Simple and bautiful.
Mar 2 - 04:13 AM