I can't recommend the film -- it's too unwound and indulgent -- but I have a certain affection for it, and I'm looking forward to whatever Anderson and the Wilsons do next.
I liked it. It's not tremendously crafty, but I liked it.
Nov 17 - 05:51 PM
Who cares about your stupid,senseless review when we had Martin Scorsese naming it as 7th best movie of 1990's. This is a brilliant movie. Your review is so pathetic
May 3 - 06:58 PM
Why are you so mad?
Aug 5 - 09:03 PM
Settle down. Not everyone has to agree. And it's not like Ebert was bashing it anyway. He still put a positive spin on his negative review and said that he was optimistic about Anderson's future work. No need to get testy.
Jan 7 - 02:56 PM
Jesus. He said he liked the style, but it could have been better. This is essentially the same review he gave Resovior Dogs with Quentin Tarantino.
Apr 22 - 04:55 PM
Don't forget that this is Roger Ebert you're talking to. I also think he's a little off on this one, but you should think first before getting furious and challenging a guy who basically won the Pulitzer and a Hollywood Star for his skills as a film critic.
Jul 14 - 04:00 PM
You are saying that his opinion shouldn't be shared because it doesn't matter since someone else has a better one that better satisfies you. It's called an opinion. No one has to care about it. He is just saying.
Sep 11 - 04:54 PM
Sep 2 - 03:40 PM
Roger, you missed it on this one. This is a great and fresh movie.
May 31 - 08:38 AM
Roger, you missed it on this one. This is a rgeat and fresh movie.
its actually pretty impressive that Ebert predicted that Wes would have a career. Thats a true skill of a film critic, to look past the story and the actors and see the filmmakers influence in the work, and his ability to make films.
Jun 15 - 12:54 PM
Jul 12 - 08:53 PM
Not really, since 1) Anderson got a film greenlit, that was half the guess that he'd have a career. You know who else Ebert (and many other critics) predicted would have a storied career? David Gordon Green, the guy who made 'George Washington'. Ten years later, Ebert wrote a review in which he stated how disappointed he was that the guy made awful or forgettable commercial films after that. But Green and Anderson are talented, it doesn't take a critic of any particular skill to predict that a filmmaker has the potential to go on to great things.
Sep 22 - 11:11 PM