As funny as any mainstream comedy, but more memorable for its uncomfortably candid drama about a variety of pathetic losers and creepy perverts. It would be profoundly sad if the characters didn't generally bring their misery on themselves. It's a nasty piece of work that presents sad, horrible people, and laughs at them rather than with them.
The best war movie since Apocalypse Now. A gorgeous tone poem that contrasts the horrors of war-related carnage with the beauty of nature and pure humanity. The battle scenes are horrific, but not exploitative. The beauty and philosophy never gives way to sentimentality. Not just a war picture, it uses the war as a backdrop to contemplate the big picture of life itself; anyone can get multiple meanings from it. The Thin Red Line is overshadowed by more patriotic war films, but is miles above all of them. It is so mesmerizing and moving that the three hour running time never feels long. It's a must-see.
Steve Martin's best movie, comparable to the best works of Woody Allen. This hilarious satirical fantasy is criminally underrated- not just a great comedy, but a work of great filmmaking all around. The love story is sweet and charming, the portrait of L.A. culture both scathing and loving, and the jokes are non-stop and always funny. The kind of movie that can end depression.