The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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An inventive, black comedy.
A rambling, incoherent quasi-ensemble picture with no clear or concise point in sight...
anatomises a moment in time when smalltown idiocy suffers the most surreally awful repercussions of cause and effect.
Enjoyable, smartly directed comedy thriller with a clever script and engaging performances from its ensemble cast.
Fast and fairly engaging ... but in the end it feels a bit pointless.
can be viewed more like an exercise in style than film in its own right
a classic a shaggy dog story [that keeps] things moving with an effervescent sleight of hand.
The solid screenplay satisfyingly clicks everything together, unraveling little mysteries as it goes and leaving nothing hanging.
...gimmicky but ultimately enjoyable...
In one night of epic stupidity, the lives of several small-towners intersect with calamitous results. Its how we are shown the intersections that's creative, segueing back and forth from the title's moment in time. The actions of the characters stretch credibility beyond comprehension some (for instance Hilary Swank's character plays with a gun as if she'd no idea of what possibly could occur for one example) but the overall effect is tolerable.
This movie still stands up to repeat viewings. Have watched it a few times over the years and always find it interesting and clever (even though the characters definitely aren't).
Hillary Swank has the most sympathetic role. The rest aren't terribly likeable, which I guess is why you don't care too much when bad things happen to them.
Good early role for Rachael Leigh Cook also, although she's also pretty horrible (the character, that is).
Terrible story about terrible, stupid people who do stupid, terrible things.
This film depicts individual stories that lead to a horrific accident in a small town.
In the post-Tarantino (Pulp Fiction specifically) age, films like 11:14 take what Tarantino did for storytelling and go the next step. What 11:14 lacks is Pulp Fiction's profundity, but the cleverness of the script and the reliance on its audience's intelligence are both strong qualities of this film. Indeed, although by the end of the film, I thought that the story amounted to nothing extraordinary, I nevertheless thought that this is the next step in playing with time and throwing a curveball to linear story construction.
The performances are all strong, but there's nothing break-out. The characterizations are off-beat and mildly humorous though they lack depth -- a result of the film spending such a short amount of time with each person.
Overall, it's clever and fun and worth watching even if 11:14 doesn't produce much more than a shrug by the final moment.
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