The Reckoning (2004)
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After a first hour slowed by exposition and a good deal of extraneous subplot development, the story catches fire in the second hour and keeps you engrossed.
It's not Shakespeare in Love, and it really has no third act, but there's wonder in the scenes of theatrical invention, of theater being made up on the spot, a play in the making.
A thoughtful, clever and well-acted diversion.
An ambitious, energetic and wholly satisfying movie about the dawn of dramatic and personal freedom and much more.
Celebrates the craft of acting both in its story and in fine performances by Paul Bettany, Willem Dafoe and Brian Cox.
Audience Reviews for The Reckoning
Well, I have most definitely become a Paul Bettany fan. This movie was really good, and of course he was outstanding in it. The rest of the cast did a great job, also, but I think that he really made this film work. Great storyline, and great camera work.
Turgid and uninsipired.
A very compelling and entertaing epic mystery. Well-written and very well-performed by it's cast. A dark, riveting and thrilling film. Willem Dafoe and Paul Bettany are extroadinary.
The Reckoning Quotes
|Lord de Guise:||Between faith and reason lies the only true God--power.|
|Lord de Guise:||We decide our destiny. Fate is the religion of the weak. And you don't strike me as weak.|
|Nicholas:||You soothe your conscience with grand phrases, but it's a weak, contemptible man who trades in the lives of others.|
|Martin:||I wish I was half the man my father was and half the father you deserve.|
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