The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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The settings are powerfully like real. A Senate hearing room, the Senate itself, a party home in immediate Washington and varying apartments plus a place in DC suburbia all have the look of genuineness.
Grips like a vice thanks to the skill with which Preminger's stunning mise en scène absorbs documentary detail.
There are many other dull and naughty characters in this brisk whirl on the Washington merry-go-round.
You can't hire a judge without breaking a few nerves. This insightful political film is terrific.
Viewing it today, its quaintness and timidness make it seem out of step with the even more insidious contemporary times.
A poignant, biting expose of the American political process, boasting a large ensemble of terrific actors (Fonda, Laughton), Preminger's saga set the trend of future, more sensationalitsic political melodramas like Fail Safe and All the President's Men.
Incisive, sometimes brutal, study of American high politics, based on Allen Drury's best-selling novel, featuring outstanding performances from the leads and a great collection of character actors.
Subestimado em sua própria época e injustamente esquecido por muitos nos dias de hoje, este olhar complexo e fascinante sobre os bastidores de Washington permanece atual em sua maneira rica e ambígüa de tratar seus temas e personagens.
The star of this absorbing, mature piece is the American political process itself, which with all its corruption and decency is, or at least seems to be, captured in authentic detail.
Preminger's visual savvy turns that most staid and insufferable of social terrariums, the floor of the U.S. Senate, into a vibrant, perpetually shifting Voronoi diagram.
as a time capsule look into American politics in the '60s it couldn't be more insightful
A brilliant examination of American politics, blind hypocrisy, idealism, and self-interest. For my money, it's one of Don Murray's finest performances. The sets and locations are excellent, and as best as I can tell, at least some are authentic. (The film's trailer indicates that certain scenes were actually filmed in a real senate committee room!) Altogether, an excellent and exciting film.
A great political drama full of marvelous performances from all involved. Ahead of itsâ(TM) time in the examination of political witch hunts and blackmail, as well as other taboo subjects very rarely examined in film at that time. A fantastic script and good direction make it both enthralling and tense.
The prospect of a great ensemble cast, Otto Preminger directing and tale of political ugliness surrounding the confirmation of a new Secretary of State should be enough to pull anyone in. Unfortunately all the dust Advise and Consent kicks up in the first act doesn't really stay in the air too long and by the time a lot of the things that were set up early on in the movie finally happen in the last 20 minutes, you can't really bring yourself to care or be surprised. The cast was good despite many of them (Henry Fonda included) disappearing like drunken party guests in search of someplace to pass out and the rest not seeming entirely necessary at all. Overall, Advise and Consent overstays its welcome after shifting its focus too many times and overstaying its welcome for about a half hour. Not too bad (Charles Laughton stole the show) but there are reasons you don't hear about this one too often...
Excellent political drama with top flight cast, obviously some dated attitudes but that aside a very interesting film. And Betty White even pops up as the senator from Kansas!!
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