The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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| DVD (4)
[It's] what happens when a director makes a movie based on what he imagines to be true, instead of what's actually so.
Martin internalizes everything, and Coburn must communicate only through pained looks. It's a tremendous performance.
Getting a lot of quality cinema out of a tight budget, Jacobs (Just One Night) takes some risks in the storytelling department that result in a film that encourages one to think long and hard about the subject of guns.
The film comes closer to doing for firearms what "Jurassic Park 3" did for dinosaurs. It showed lots of 'em, had them kill a few people and made you wish it would end sooner than it did.
Coburn is the whole show. Disregard the melodrama, and take it instead as a tone poem documenting the final, wintery ride of an irreplaceably magnificent bastard.
Its intentions are good, at least if you share the film's wariness of guns, but the execution so earnest as to be joyless.
Contrived, pedantic and ultimately a tedious bore.
Gives the gun control debate a real shot in the arm (no pun intended). Whether it succeeds or fails as a story is largely irrelevant - it at least tries to be great.
Right up until [the] fatal last reel, American Gun is a mostly engaging and intriguing character study of an expectedly determined man.
Tries to do way too much, what with its anti-gun message, its warm family drama, its pointless flashbacks to World War II, its real-meaning- of-Christmas and, worst of all, its fake-out structure.
There isn't a false moment on screen for Coburn, who can do no wrong.
All I can say about this film with out giving anything away is WOW. James Coburn played an excellent part, just a shame to see him in his elder years all crippled up with arthritis in his hands, watch closely and you will see it. This one shouldn't be missed. 3 1/2 stars
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