360

2012

360

Critics Consensus

Spreading itself thin across a sprawling narrative without a unifying focus, 360 just keeps running in circles.

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From two acclaimed artists: director Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener) and writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon). With a stellar international cast that includes Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Ben Foster, Jamel Debbouze and Moritz Bleibtreu, 360 is a moving and exciting dramatic thriller that dazzlingly weaves together the stories of an array of people from disparate social backgrounds through their intersecting relationships. -- (C) Magnolia

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  • Mar 03, 2014
    "360" starts with Mirka(Lucia Siposova) taking her top off for a photographer(Johannes Krisch) as her disapproving sister Anna(Gabriela Marcinkova) looks on in Vienna. To Mirka, it is all in her plan to make lots of money as an escort. Her first date turns out to be with Michael Daly(Jude Law), a visiting businessman. Or it would have if not for a fellow businessman(Moritz Bleibtreu) who accidentally comes between them before turning it all to his advantage. "360" begins promisingly enough with Mirka's tale before moving on to others. But it soon becomes clear that she is about the only character in this depressing melange whose fate the viewer can really care about. The fact that her story is eventually resolved in the most improbable way possible is only one of the movie's problems. The tone throughout is dreary, with a group of characters who only have guilt in common between them. These sinners include would-be-adulterers, adulterers, stalkers, an alcoholic looking for his missing daughter and, to top it all off as broadly as possible, a sex offender just released from prison into the purgatory of Denver International Airport. Along with three characters, the movie gets stuck there instead of making a few more quick stops on its world tour to add a little diversity and pick up the pace a little. In the end, I'm not sure what the filmmakers were aiming at here but they definitely need to lighten the hell up.
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 19, 2013
    Everything comes full circle. Good movie!!! 360 is a beautifully made film that oozes class and tells us something about where we are at as human beings in the 21st century. The film makers and actors should be applauded for this huge achievement. The Cast are made up of fine actors from around the world and headed by sympathetic and unshowy performances from Anthony Hopkins, Rachel Weisz and Jude Law. Ensemble films like this don't always work, but in the hands of a master director such as Meirelles, Peter Morgan's script comes to life in a vivid and evocative way. I love the way the story progresses from one pair of characters to the next and the cinematography is superb. Verticals and horizontals are crisply defined and move into split-screen that unites the stories. 360 is a film with real heart and real purpose made by real talent. Screenwriter Peter Morgan and director Fernando Meirelles' 360 combines a modern and dynamic roundelay of stories into one, linking characters from different cities and countries in a vivid, suspenseful and deeply moving tale of love in the 21st century. Starting in Vienna, the film beautifully weaves through Paris, London, Bratislava, Rio, Denver and Phoenix into a single, mesmerizing narrative.
    Manu G Super Reviewer
  • Aug 17, 2012
    The central premise of "360" is an intriguing one, essentially "Love Actually" from a more realistic, and some might say cynical, perspective. Here, as in real life, not everyone follows their heart, for varying reasons. The story begins in Vienna with a novice Slovakian hooker (Siposova) and her wiser, younger sister (Marcinkova), spreads to London where Weisz and Law are a couple holding secrets from each other and Flor is leaving her cheating boyfriend to return to her native Brazil. On the flight she encounters Hopkins who is travelling to the U.S to identify a corpse which may be his daughter. They become stuck in Denver airport where Flor meets Foster, a sex offender just released from prison. In Paris, Debbouze is a dentist in love with his assistant but unable to act due to his religion. It all ends back in Vienna where Vdovichenkov, the bodyguard of a Russian mobster, makes a connection with Marcinkova which causes him to re-evaluate his life. Screenwriter Peter Morgan ("The Damned United", "Frost/Nixon") seems more concerned with tying his stories together than creating believable characters. The women in this film are particularly poorly written and make some really stupid decisions. Foster's character is markedly mis-handled as he plays it in an overly creepy manner yet somehow Flor finds him attractive enough to take back to a hotel room. The scenes between them are laughable and resemble those moments from horror movies where a female victim mistakes the monster for her boyfriend despite the giant hairy hands massaging her shoulders. Foster is such an over the top caricature of a sex offender it's hard to believe he would be let back into society let alone end up in a hotel room with a cute and eager girl. Marcinkova is equally flippant, going for a drive with the most cliched depiction of a Russian gangster you could imagine. The acting in this film however is every bit as good as the writing is bad. Hopkins steals the show, reminding us just what a magnificent actor he can be on the rare occasions he opts for a subtle approach. His monologue in an AA meeting is a masterclass in acting. I presume the scene was improvised as the dialogue is far more believable than the rest of the script and Hopkins is a former alcoholic himself. Overall the movie isn't worthy of recommendation but Hopkins gives us one of the best individual movie moments of the year.
    The Movie W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 11, 2012
    To review this movie all I really need to do is quote my beautiful wife. This is word for word exactly what she said when the movie finished "That was stupid! A waste of my time". We usually disagree on movies, as she thinks everything I was is weird and dumb. But here, we agree completely. The concept of this movie has been done many times before, and so much better. Which makes it so disappointing that this just fails to be the good movie it could have been. It's a series of different stories spanning the globe and how they weave together and come to a full 360. Stars Anthony Hopkins, Ben Foster, Rachel Weisz, and Jude Law. Foster is the best and most interesting character in the movie, but he is only on screen for like 10 minutes, which is a shame. The biggest problem for me with the movie is a lack of conclusion. None of the stories have a real finish to them. Open endings are usually fine with me, but wrap something up, don't just cut everything off and give no answers to anything. It really is a waste of time, and a movie that you would better be served to just skip over all together.
    Everett J Super Reviewer

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