The actors do a superb job, and so does the director, albeit with some questionably long and ominous shots. The film, however, has its flaws: The screenplay is nothing to ride home about, and the film does not offer anything new regarding the topic of slavery. However, the film's graphic scenes and ultra-realism really leave an impression on the audience. It is not an easy film to watch, but you won't regret watching it.
This is one of those rare sequels that outdoes its predecessor. Sure, like the first Hunger Games, this film leaves you feeling a little gypped. That fact, however, does not ruin the fun ride this story takes you on. The acting is good, the directing is impressive and the script is well written. This is a great series for kids (though not too young), teens and even has some appeal to adults.
It wasn't as good as I expected, but I may have been expecting too much. This is a solid biopic with good performances from Hanks and Abdi, who make the events of the story feel real. I also credit Greengrass for his directing. In the end, however, the story was a bit anticlimactic. The suspense and fine performances are all present, and they make for a good movie. But this should have been a great movie, and it just wasn't.
This is by far the best movie I have seen thus far in 2013. Cuaron does an amazing job directing, Bullock puts on the performance of her career and the visuals are something to marvel at. This movie is one that needs to be experienced in 3D or IMAX, but what an experience it is! It is easy to get lost in the realism of the story and the incredible cinematography. This film is a must-see.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut is very original, very funny and very strange. The story starts out stronger than it finishes, but it is fun nonetheless. Despite its somewhat dissatisfying ending the film's acting is good, the directing is solid, and the screenplay is well written. This is a funny and original movie that is definitely worth seeing.