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Posted on 10/05/13 08:44 AM
Where it lacks in emotional depth it more than makes up in visual brilliance.
Posted on 12/28/12 02:03 PM
A step above Inglorious Basterds but overly long, and self-indulgent. Not the masterwork Tarantino is capable of. Nonetheless, it is enjoyable and demonstrates QT's breathtaking skills. Now if he could just edit down the superfluous parts and tighten up a story a little.
Posted on 11/22/12 07:40 AM
The film is visually beautiful and has moments of poignancy, but is hollow at its center. The ending is anticlimactic. Anyone expecting a true dialectic between religious beliefs will be sorely disappointed. This is far from one of Ang Lee's best films.
Posted on 5/21/12 03:24 PM
If the tone set in the first ten minutes of Dull Shadows had been
carried over into the last 110 minutes of the film, this would have
been a very good entry in the Burton/Depp oeuvre. Instead, the tone
changes drastically from Sleepy Hollow to a poor man's Beetlejuice.
It's as if the opening sequence was directed by a skilled craftsman and
the remainder by a skilled but inexperienced dilletante. The sets are
excellent, as is the cinematography but the characters are
underdeveloped and the actors underused. Depp puts in a carefully
crafted performance as Count Chocula, but not Barnabas Collins. This is
a disaster and the threat of a sequel is unbearable. Certainly, the
original series was a bit campy but charmingly so. This film is just
over the top in a very underwhelming way. Guess though that as long as
it sells seats that's all that matters in Hollywood. As it goes this
film is all dressed up with no where to go.