44 Minutes Reviews
a real intense shootout in american history.
Une histoire de fous comme seule la violence des armes en réserve, avec des gentils, des méchants, des pauvres innocents et de l'argent, évidemment.
Le film en lui-même pourrait se résumer en un mot : documentaire. La réalisation, la narration, tout cela garde un aspect formel un peu triste. Mais en même temps, comment traiter autrement ce genre d'évènement ? Stone l'a tenté, ce n'était pas plus concluant. Voire moins.
Un film à voir.
Unfortunately, it seems like a poor imitation of Heat. The director has a bit of a love affair in using slow motion when the victims are shot. The first time is interesting, after the tenth, its tiresome.
What disappointed me most about this movie is that they showed nothing of the meticulous planning the criminals undertook. Instead, there was in depth coverage of the police backgrounds. That is important, but ultimately what made Heat great, was seeing the dichotomy and ultimately similarility between these rival forces in society.
To be honest though, it feels like a hbo film (or something among the same lines). Comparative to Heat, it doesn't subject you to the surroundings. Heat had next to no music in the shoot out sequence, which made you feel involved (which heightened the tension). 44 minutes doesn't allow you to be involved, but rather observe. This is partial to the documentary side of the film, which helped send out a message.
Now, this would not replace any favourite action flick. It does allow for some thought though, especially In regards to: the police, the media, the public watching, etc.
Does this movie provide a social commentary? Yes, yes it does. It also provides a decent amount of action, but I wouldn't watch it too much. This film does lack re-playability, unlike Heat.
If you're gonna watch 44 minutes, watch Heat. If you're gonna watch Heat, watch 44 minutes.