Excellently paced, crisply written and brilliantly directed with career best performance by Richard Gere as an arrogant and morally bankrupt trading magnate scrambling to off load his fraud ridden business to a bank. Susan Sarandon and Tim Roth are their usual brilliant selves. Great movie for showcasing the lives of the financial elites.
A fantastic superhero movie by any standards but not from Nolan's usually high standards. It comes across as a work-in-progress and a half hearted affair, the special effects are relatively weak, plot seems here and there.
The final film arguably should have been the crown jewel of an otherwise fantastic series but unfortunately it isn't, largely due to the loose handing of the story. The biggest star of the film is Hanz Zimmer's epic background score.
So you have seen a revenge tale? You will be surprised and thrilled with what Mr Kim has in mind..blood soaked and fascinatingly twisted - makes Kill Bill seem a pleasant nursery rhyme, brilliantly directed and acted, this is the mother of revenge tales.
Doesn't pull any punches and many may find its violence unpleasant, nonetheless a great movie from the Korean master director.
I just stumbled upon this by accident after frantically searching for a worthwhile thriller, and boy is this a thrill ride..tense and darkly comic at the same time, it steamrolls into gut wrenching final 15 minutes. Needless to say, the performances are first rate, not one character disappoints, its eerily natural.
The best thing about the film, its never shies away from trumping your expectations, again and again.
Ridley Scott directs a prequel of his Alien (1979), a very thin premise but absolutely spectacular special effects which dazzle you in I-Max.
It raises more questions than it answers and thats where perhaps the film falls short. It otherwise has all the shock elements of the Alien franchise, only this time Scott marshals all the power of technology.
No pop corn stuff this - As exciting as it had promised to be, has all the adrenaline of all the action movies ever made - once it explodes ( after 10 mins in the movie) its just doesn't calm down till the end. Action scenes are tense how they should be - top of the line martial arts, brutal, bloody and exceptionally staged with devilish bad guys.
Audience who don't mind gore and over dose of action, will watch it at least 2 times- thats how kinetic it is!
Its pretty crass and vulgar- and loses the plot royally with a bad and outrageously fluffy handling of the message that it should put out - so if I have to be cool, i should burn my house down along with half the neighborhood !
Have you seen a movie which traps you in its desperate, grey and morose environment and only lets go when the credits rolls towards the end of its 4-1/2 hours of amazing story telling?
Red Riding is a mind bending, multi-layered, thick and brutal trilogy based on David Peace's 4 "Red Riding" novels. It dramatizes some actual murders in Yorkshire, England and tells multiple, inter-connected stories of its participants : West Yorkshire PD, the residents and few outsiders. The movie scores on multiple counts : rock solid script, sharp acting and brilliant direction.
Its a first rate crime drama which pulls absolutely no punches. Serious cinema and absolutely must watch.