August 12, 2011
Shmally: You wanna jack with the ripper?
"To break out... You gotta break in"
Although not as clever as it tries to be and not as funny as it needs to be Scorched is still pretty entertaining. In the end though, it's just not enough. The cast should be great, but only one character is all that interesting and that's Rachael Leigh Cook's. Every other character was either extremely dull or extremely over the top.
This is the type of movie we get when a Tarantino wannabe think he finally has a great idea. It's pretty easy to tell throughout this movie that the written (Joe Wein) and the director(Gavin Grazer) think their material is pretty smart. In reality they fail to pull all the characters and their stories together. The movie has a few decent ideas, a few good scenes and a few good actors. But the movie ends up being a below average comedy.
Rachael Leigh Cook is a reason to watch this movie though. She's a decent actress who isn't in enough movies; so whenever I come across a movie with her in it, I'll normally watch it. Woody Harrelson is completely wasted throughout the whole movie. John Cleese's character is too over the top. The movie has a lot of problems. Most of which come from the writing.
November 16, 2007
Fun in a PG13 kinda way. In other words, they got off way too easy.
March 8, 2011
This was an entertaining movie I thought. I always try to grasp at what the directors and Producers were trying to say in their creation of a movie. This one show's two seprit groups of people and their grasping to take what belongs to others so they can grasp that easy street that we all look for when buying a lottery ticket. It's really a funny movie and could also some up an inside cult of the worship of the sun my things I picked just in the songs that were chosen for this movie. I recommend this movie as a good entertaining movie and worth the watch.
November 9, 2008
GD I love Rachael cook, she's so hot. This film is also entertaining give it a watch if you have nothing else to do.
May 7, 2007
This was refreshingly funny. It was good to see Alicia Silverstone in a decent film since she hasnt done one in awhile. I highly reccomend this...
June 12, 2006
John Cleese and Rachael Leigh Cook the funniest part of the movie...I wish they would've been more centeral characters. I loved the parts when Rachael Leigh Cook's character Shmally would go into her fantasy world as a Xena Warrior person and beat the crap out of people..."You wanna Jack with the Ripper!"
May 23, 2012
this was a cute movie! it's not "deep" or "critically acclaimed" but very fun to watch
April 29, 2012
A frequently hilarious movie with a great story and plenty of likable characters.
December 3, 2010
Great movie for anyone who loves quirky meaningful movies. Great acting.
July 10, 2010
Three employees, a bank manager who is a moron, and a bank with no cameras? All the ingredients for a bank heist gone right... it was a different twist on the classic bank robbery, but with four different story lines it moved along really fast and did not slow down.
A movie that had enough laughs to make it enjoyable, but weren't the type of jokes that made the movie stupid. A good cast, good script and good storyline were all present in this movie, but wasn't enough to make it an instant hit, either.
|John Arthur Beaman||
April 22, 2010
Scorched never tried to change the world. It didn't want you to be challenged or brought to conclusions about your decisions past. It never went beyond one simple mission - to be funny. Mission accomplished.
December 3, 2009
Parts made me really enjoy it and others didn't. The cast was decent. The way the movie was filmed was pretty entertaining. The story didn't seem to jam packed or that interesting. The characters I wanted to see the most of had little parts and didn't seem to act too well. The no name ones seemed to have more parts. It was fun to watch though, just wish it was a bit better.
July 22, 2009
This is a light comedy that I enjoyed. You have a horn toad in an iron lung, a tall man threatening his dog at knifepoint, an adopted orphan duck . . .
Oh yeah, there are three people unaware of each other robbing the same bank (in a huge coincidence) on the same weekend.
One annoying thing: The little socialist manifesto speech outside the casino. Basically: "All rich people boned somebody else for their money." That's so fucking stupid I took off 10%.
February 15, 2009
A fairly weak crime caper comedy, but it had a few good scenes.
October 9, 2005
Starring: John Cleese, Paulo Costanzo, Rachael Leigh Cook, Woody Harrelson, Joshua Leonard, Alicia Silverstone, and Marcus Thomas.
Three tellers at a small branch office bank (Paulo Costanzo, Woody Harrelson,and Alicia Silverstone), each with their own reasons for feeling disgruntled and put-upon decide independently to rob their employeer. Each has their own plan, each intends to target a different part of the bank, and each chooses to commit their larceny on the same weekend. And that's when things start getting really crazy.
This ensamble comedy features a strong cast (more comment on this below) and likable characters that move back and forth through four overlapping storylines--the three heists and a fourth involving a pair of geeky roommates who are trying to land one of them a job he can keep for more than a couple of hours. It also features a surprsingly tense roulette scene during one of the larcenous tellers' trip to Vegas. Some of the lines are a bit clunky and there are one or two scenes that could do with some punching up, but overall this film is pretty darn good and extremely entertaining.
I also think it's a film gamers might enjoy. Several of the film's characters are in a D&D gaming group, and I think we all might recognize some of the character types at the table. The Cook character is a particularly cute parody of the 'gamer chick.'
Speaking of Cook, it's probably a good thing that she and Silverstone don't actually share any scenes. I've never been a big fan of Silverstone, but seeing her in a film with an actress that is so full of charm and energy makes me feel even more underwhelmed by her talent and screen presence. While both actresses did a fine job, I think it is probably a casting mistake to put them in the movie; it makes Silverstone look bad.
May 28, 2005
SCORCHED: 5 out of 10
I rented Scorched yesterday, and I had never heard of it before. I saw it at blockbuster, thought, "O.K.", and just rented and watched it. Strangely enough, my thought "O.K" maintained throughout and after the movie, because thats exactly how scorched is; It's O.K., in a delightful kind of way.
The movie is about a few aquantances in a small town. Their stories sort of magnolia each other, and none of them are very familiar with each other. The movie starts out sort of slow, and we don't know exactly where its going. But it soon picks up, and gets better as it goes along.
Theres a few good random gags here and there, but the biggest humor in the movie is the overtone. Ironic humor. And it barely succeeds, but it succeeds nonetheless. All of the actors performances are medioker, none really stand out. The movie feels like a low budget short-story adaptation, and thats kinda what it is (minus the short-story adaptation part). All in All, its fun, easy, and doesnt really ask much from it's audience. If you get pleased easily, rent scorched, which rates as 5 out of 10 for me.
May 25, 2004
Nothing special, but it is halfway decent.
March 6, 2004
I thought the movie was funny, I love stupid humor, it's just a fun movie that has no purpose, but to make you laugh....and it succeeded.