Critic Review - Cinematic Reflections

'the biggest problems lie in the simplistic nature of the characters and the reliance on quirkiness, rather than genuine, realistic emotion, to connect with its audience.'

February 5, 2005 Full Review Source: Cinematic Reflections | Comments (5)

Comments

Padfoot1492

John Dorian

What you meant to say when you said, "the biggest problems lie in the simplistic nature of the characters and the reliance on quirkiness, rather than genuine, realistic emotion, to connect with its audience." is actually "the biggest problems lie in the realistic nature of the characters and the reliance on real emotion, rather than theatrical, entertaining emotion, to connect with the common audience." Really, if you can't understand the art of life and movies in general, you shouldn't be reviewing movies (like Garden State) that aren't meant for the common audience (such as yourself) who wouldn't understand art.

Jul 12 - 01:45 PM

bryanmTM40

Bryan Wendland

the REAL emotion in this movie was amazing. maybe you should stop watching movies like this and stick to watching crap.

Jul 29 - 01:55 PM

orenji

Orenji Nojuusu II

To Padfoot1492: How conceited to assume this writer does not choose his words deliberately and accurately and that yours are a better substitution, and that your insulting presumptions of his taste are in any way clever. Whether you agree or not is one thing, but I think you have shown you don't understand the review by wrongly presuming the critic prefers commercial films and showy dramatisation over the subtleties of 'art'. Perhaps if you yourself were more familiar with 'art', you'd understand that he and many others reasonably sees Braff's film and his use of quirkiness as disingenuous and empty, a shallow emulation of the many non-commercial films out there that successfully explore genuine, subtle emotion.

I think what YOU meant to say is "if you can't understand poorly worded, defensive comebacks that pretentiously draw on vague grandiose concepts of art and life, nor people who clumsily play the snob card on pseudo-intellectual films, you shouldn't review films oversensitive dullards like me enjoy".

Aug 17 - 05:55 AM

drin312

drew nelson

Freedom of speech orenji. It's alright to express opinions and you're not any better yourself for bashing him. You may have a larger vocabulary, but all you did was reiterate what the critic said. And Garden State is not empty, it contains the relevant and important message that prescription drugs are overprescribed. When Braff's character stops taking his drugs, he finds meaning in life. That is the overriding message of the film.

Oct 20 - 10:37 PM

Shane Doherty

Shane Doherty

That is the greatest comeback I've seen in a long long time!! well done mate!!

Jan 4 - 09:26 AM

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