Critic Review - Boston Globe

Some movies punish you, but you take it because you're getting something out of the bargain: an insight, a performance, art, adrenaline. Then there are the movies that punish you for the heck of it.

March 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Comments (5)
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Elliott Bradshaw

Elliott Bradshaw

i haven't watched the movie yet, but you should defiantly make that a quote... that was brilliant, made me laugh.

Jun 16 - 08:12 PM

Elliott Bradshaw

Elliott Bradshaw

Now that I have seen it, i have to say that this is an excellent story, and i am quite glad I watched it. It really is a movie that haunts you... kinda makes me scared to have kids, haha.

but seriously make that a quote!

Jun 16 - 10:37 PM

Gideon Rosario

Gideon Rosario

This movie was definitely the latter... Thankfully I had the luxary of watching it at home on my Blockbuster delivery service and I skipped about 45 minutes of this film because it never went anywhere worth going... The ending was an insult in my opinion.

Aug 26 - 07:26 AM

Forrest Steele

Forrest Steele

Some people watch films to extract the maximum value from the work. Admittedly, it's let down sometimes. But others watch to formulate clever expressions of whatever is wrong with it. I suspect this review is the latter.

Haven't seen the movie yet but the facile, shallow nastiness I see in this review impels me to do so with the value-seeking attitude!

Sep 20 - 11:07 AM

Kayla Miller

Kayla Miller

I have to agree with you here; having read the book, and have it rank as one of my all time favourites, I was left disappointed with the movie adaptation. Miller, and of course Swinton, are fantastic, but it falls flat for me and I felt like I was left waiting for moments of brilliance that never materialised.
I would say read the book; it gives the characters the weight needed to ask the questions the original story does. The movie barely scrapes the surface and I think instead attempts to answer questions quickly and bluntly, rather than leave them as an eloquent question.

Sep 30 - 12:40 AM

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