Reviews

  • Sep 29, 2016

    Dennis Hopper made a great Frank Sinatra (as if)

    Dennis Hopper made a great Frank Sinatra (as if)

  • May 21, 2016

    good bio-pic of sorts

    good bio-pic of sorts

  • Jun 25, 2015

    An uninteresting if technically accomplished account of Frank Sinatra's controversial Australian tour in 1974. A stellar cast led by Dennis Hopper as Sinatra and heavy production design can't really save the day because it is too obvious an attempt to please audiences at the expense of comic subplots that aren't much fun at all. Can only seriously recommend this to Hopper fans but be warned he wasn't doing the singing either.

    An uninteresting if technically accomplished account of Frank Sinatra's controversial Australian tour in 1974. A stellar cast led by Dennis Hopper as Sinatra and heavy production design can't really save the day because it is too obvious an attempt to please audiences at the expense of comic subplots that aren't much fun at all. Can only seriously recommend this to Hopper fans but be warned he wasn't doing the singing either.

  • Mar 24, 2015

    Just a big jumble full of nothing.....crap from the start.

    Just a big jumble full of nothing.....crap from the start.

  • Apr 02, 2014

    Not too bad, if you can get over Dennis Hopper's speaking voice and looks as Frank Sinatra.

    Not too bad, if you can get over Dennis Hopper's speaking voice and looks as Frank Sinatra.

  • Sep 02, 2013

    All the Way, aka "The Night we called it a Day", is the kind of movie that crops up every now and again to embarrass the Australian film industry. In between making superb movies like Animal Kingdom and Snowtown, crap like this comes along. Masquerading as a comedy (game is up pretty quickly, as it's not funny), this is really just a platform for celebrity bashing, especially American celebrity-bashing. The typical, shameful tall poppy nonsense that occurs in Australia, mainly thanks to its lower-than-gutter media. Add in a pro-union stance, and the movie is basically just propaganda. Incredibly one-dimensional: the Australians are all loveable larrikins, the Americans (incl Sinatra) are all heartless high-and-mighty boofheads. Wonder how this movie went down in the US, or among Frank Sinatra fans (and I'm not one, by the way)? Dialogue is shockingly bad - almost every line is cringeworthy. Acting is equally pathetic. Joel Edgerton is lucky his career survived this. Dennis Hopper and Melanie Griffith must have REALLY needed the money. The only positive thing about the movie is the performance of Rose Byrne. She rose above the woeful plot and direction and delivered the only convincing performance of the movie.

    All the Way, aka "The Night we called it a Day", is the kind of movie that crops up every now and again to embarrass the Australian film industry. In between making superb movies like Animal Kingdom and Snowtown, crap like this comes along. Masquerading as a comedy (game is up pretty quickly, as it's not funny), this is really just a platform for celebrity bashing, especially American celebrity-bashing. The typical, shameful tall poppy nonsense that occurs in Australia, mainly thanks to its lower-than-gutter media. Add in a pro-union stance, and the movie is basically just propaganda. Incredibly one-dimensional: the Australians are all loveable larrikins, the Americans (incl Sinatra) are all heartless high-and-mighty boofheads. Wonder how this movie went down in the US, or among Frank Sinatra fans (and I'm not one, by the way)? Dialogue is shockingly bad - almost every line is cringeworthy. Acting is equally pathetic. Joel Edgerton is lucky his career survived this. Dennis Hopper and Melanie Griffith must have REALLY needed the money. The only positive thing about the movie is the performance of Rose Byrne. She rose above the woeful plot and direction and delivered the only convincing performance of the movie.

  • May 25, 2012

    Not Bad but not interesting at all.

    Not Bad but not interesting at all.

  • Teresa S Super Reviewer
    Jul 06, 2009

    (2004 Director **to be added) Interesting storyline. Australian wanna be promoter hits the jackpot when contacts land him "Frank Sinatra" himself (played by Dennis Hopper). Paradise is never what it seems (more review--to be continued).

    (2004 Director **to be added) Interesting storyline. Australian wanna be promoter hits the jackpot when contacts land him "Frank Sinatra" himself (played by Dennis Hopper). Paradise is never what it seems (more review--to be continued).

  • Sep 28, 2008

    A problem vexing current Aussie films is the lack of well-crafted, well-honed screenplays. Ditto here.

    A problem vexing current Aussie films is the lack of well-crafted, well-honed screenplays. Ditto here.

  • Apr 04, 2006

    Interesting gossipy film on Frank Sinatra. The biggest flaw is Dennis Hopper as ole blue eyes. You have to be kidding, he looks as much like Sinatra as Eddie Murphy. But other than a huge miscasting mistake it was interesting.

    Interesting gossipy film on Frank Sinatra. The biggest flaw is Dennis Hopper as ole blue eyes. You have to be kidding, he looks as much like Sinatra as Eddie Murphy. But other than a huge miscasting mistake it was interesting.