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As I Lay Dying
James E. Laczkowski
The actors' commitment to their roles is impressive, but it's tethered to a weightless, airless movie, a film so enamored of itself, the audience gets shut out.
Sep 24 - 12:38 PM
u completely missed it sir... way over your head
Sep 24 - 04:31 PM
If all you can say to a thoughtful critique of a movie is "You didn't get it. You must be too dumb," then maybe you need to rethink your opinion. Not that it needs to change, but you do need to think it over a little more.
Sep 28 - 08:24 PM
Thank you for saying that, I completely agree with you.
I didn't care for the film, it bothers me that people will blindly choose to say they liked it because they will feel like they are idiots if they do not, not that this guy is or isn't.
Completely agreed with Rene's opinion here, which is why I clicked through.
Sep 28 - 08:33 PM
Thank you, Buddy Evans, for proving my point. I tend not to listen to critics who tell me to "f*** off" when I disagree with their OPINIONS.
Sep 29 - 01:56 PM
How stupid are some of these critics?
Sep 24 - 06:30 PM
Every time I see a Paul Thomas Anderson movie, I end up feeling stupid.
Sep 24 - 07:11 PM
Movie was a huge waste of talent and time!!!
Sep 24 - 10:08 PM
I'll second that! This was the worst movie I've seen since Batman & Robin. To be fair though, Joaquin Phoenix did some incredible acting.
Sep 25 - 08:58 PM
I don't care if you didn't like it, but this statement, if serious, is quite possibly the dumbest thing I've ever heard.
Sep 27 - 04:05 PM
that made me laugh so hard it really is
Sep 28 - 11:25 PM
His name is another word for horny what do you expect?
Oct 5 - 05:30 PM
This was one of the worst movies ever
Sep 26 - 11:44 AM
You need to watch more movies, then.
Sep 29 - 10:44 AM
And you need to familiarize yourself with the concept of "differing tastes and opinions."
Sep 29 - 01:57 PM
Unless those differing opinions are half baked.
Sep 30 - 08:26 PM
I love the mini critics like you, and feel bad for those who chipped in a whopping $1.9 million (ha) because the critics gave it a high score. If they had not, this would have gone straight to DVD and glossed over on the shelves because PEOPLE DON"T RELATE to Anderson's style of film making. I bet you like The Tree of Life as well...
Oct 11 - 05:20 AM
"The Person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it." Or is Men in Black too high-brow for you?
The Master affected me on a very personal level. I've seen it twice and teared up both times. I think it's about the distorted creatures we become when we look for love in the wrong places. Not to mention that Paul Thomas Anderson's skill as a filmmaker is endlessly inspiring. Just because you don't connect with something doesn't mean no one else does. I think I have more of a right to defend it on a personal level than you have to attack it out of frustration.
Oct 14 - 01:44 PM
And Michael Coy has demonstrated why I do not listen to his brand of critique: He assumes that all opinons that differ with his are "half-baked." Which is a terrible way to argue your opinion.
Oct 2 - 05:46 PM
Dani your opinion is worthless get over yourself
Oct 3 - 09:43 PM
Why is my opinion worthless? Because I have the audacity to disagree with you and those you side with? Here's a thought: The Master is a MOVIE. It's a story. It's images on screen set to a soundtrack. Will it choose the next leader of the free world? No. Will it become the next leader of the free world? No. Will it impact the lives of your grandchildren? Only if you show it to them, and even then, it will only impact them in an individual way--meaning they may not like it at all and may even promptly forget about it. So why don't YOU get over YOURself and let the rest of us have and share our opinions, the way you and the rest of the movie's fans do.
Oct 3 - 10:43 PM
In what way is the statement, "This was one of the worst movies ever," not half-baked?
Oct 4 - 12:14 PM
Ah, trying to bait me into defending something I didn't say. Glad to see you were paying attention in high school debate class.
If you want to prove that criticism is half-baked, offer an intelligent rebuttal PROVING why it was half-baked. Saying something does not make it so. And calling all opinions that differ from yours "half-baked" doesn't make you look like an intelligent film critic; it makes you look like a high school slacker who debates using only logical fallacies.
Oct 4 - 04:46 PM
"This was one of the worst movies ever." Why don't you analyze that comment yourself, and then explain to me how Aristotle got an account on RottenTomatoes.
Oct 14 - 02:12 PM
This movie is not stupid, bad, or the worst. This movie just isn't for everyone. It isn't so much as entertainment, but it is an incredible tool for those who are aspiring to make a living in the film making industry. This review is one of the best I've read because it actually says something, with words other than stupid, bad, or the worst. For that, I thank you.
Sep 26 - 06:01 PM
It is a film that explores the nature and emotion of troubled human beings. And that's it, it does a great job at that and that's why it's a great movie -_-
Sep 27 - 02:21 PM
Miami doesn't have the intellectual fortitude for this movie. You all have ADD, I lived there for 7 years. Have some patience.
Sep 27 - 03:35 PM
That explains why it mostly takes place in California, Pennsylvania and New York. Very serious states for a serious movie indeed XD
Sep 28 - 12:19 PM
My interpretation of the films vague yet intriguing message was that it showed how a PTSD guy is controlled by his condition. While when coming upon PSH and his Cause group, he somehow finds a sense of inner peace and understanding, but then starts to slowly and not very clearly recognize if everything PSH has told him is a scam and a lie, he gets pissed but still wants to follow The Cause. PSH believes that he can use his beliefs of Scientology to cure and help Joaquin's character. But in the end, PSH understands, and Joaquin just wants to leave and be his "other self again" (making messed up booze and having pervasive sex cravings). But he still wonders if he should have really stayed with The Cause and would have found some kind of meaning in it after all. The film is a film, but it acts like a documentation of human nature that can still be like this to this day. I too feel like Freddie sometimes, but I don't go through the trouble of killing a man, having pervasive sex cravings as well as creating f***** up beverages.
Sep 28 - 12:25 PM
Right on, Rene.
Sep 30 - 12:47 AM
The acting was great but the performances were saddled with an absolute bore of a script not worth their effort in this pretentious waste of time.
Sep 30 - 10:53 AM
Oct 1 - 05:35 PM
Bravo. Walked out after 90 minutes of tedium. Seemed like an attempt by a great director and
excellent actors to see how positive a spin the critics would put on a boring and lifeless film.
Oct 2 - 05:21 PM
I agree with the critic.
Oct 3 - 06:12 AM
Could not agree more. I don't mind movies being enigmatic, but this one was beyond that and ventured into the "Aren't we weird? We're really weird, right?" territory. I will say, the acting is fantastic, but ultimately the story fails miserably.
Oct 6 - 07:24 PM