Flashbacks of a Fool Reviews

  • Oct 06, 2018

    I guess it's relative to when you were born and what you relate to in life but my wife and I love this movie and probably watch it 3 times a year always laughing and crying in equal amounts. For us it's a masterpiece of modern movie making and its a great story well filmed and told and the sound track is pretty damn cool too how ever gave this 38 % does have a heart !! Really 38 % having said that I've watched some supposedly 90% plus movies and though what a load of shit !! Each to their own ??

    I guess it's relative to when you were born and what you relate to in life but my wife and I love this movie and probably watch it 3 times a year always laughing and crying in equal amounts. For us it's a masterpiece of modern movie making and its a great story well filmed and told and the sound track is pretty damn cool too how ever gave this 38 % does have a heart !! Really 38 % having said that I've watched some supposedly 90% plus movies and though what a load of shit !! Each to their own ??

  • Feb 19, 2017

    Great film. Critics are way off!

    Great film. Critics are way off!

  • Oct 26, 2015

    A movie that just never ever gets going.

    A movie that just never ever gets going.

  • Jul 27, 2015

    Where do I start with this?! Peculiar plot line would be an understatement. When I envisage what the director of this film was thinking, I'm imagining a half stoned middle aged man that is sex starved enough to create a pornographic introduction that contributes very little to the purpose of this film, other than to shock its audience as a way of getting their attention. It then progresses into a tale of a failed actor trying desperately to regain success of his career as opposed to delving further into the depths of drugs and alcohol, potentially how the producer of this film sees himself given the scandalous direction this movie has. All of a sudden, we then flashback several years into a period drama style setting, suggesting the writer has now awoken from his wild night out, and tries to inject some serious story and emotion into this spectacle by way of a coastal wartime scenario surrounding several families. At first it's all very confusing and far fetched to follow but gradually all pieces together into a relatively sweet conclusion that leaves a comforting taste in the mouth. As to the point of all this, I'm still trying to work that one out; is it suggesting we should never run away from our problems and it's better to face up to who we are, and who we really care for before it's too late? In any case, this ones definitely an open book with lots for one to interpret. It's not a real thrill seekers type as it's fairly slow paced, with quite a depressive undertone running throughout. The acting is bordering monotone, with Daniel Craig not exactly sparkling anything into life, but that sort of fits with the whole dynamic of this one really. As you can probably tell, I wasn't sold into being its biggest fan on first impressions but I can appreciate the hidden depths this may hold for the over analytical types to really get their teeth into.

    Where do I start with this?! Peculiar plot line would be an understatement. When I envisage what the director of this film was thinking, I'm imagining a half stoned middle aged man that is sex starved enough to create a pornographic introduction that contributes very little to the purpose of this film, other than to shock its audience as a way of getting their attention. It then progresses into a tale of a failed actor trying desperately to regain success of his career as opposed to delving further into the depths of drugs and alcohol, potentially how the producer of this film sees himself given the scandalous direction this movie has. All of a sudden, we then flashback several years into a period drama style setting, suggesting the writer has now awoken from his wild night out, and tries to inject some serious story and emotion into this spectacle by way of a coastal wartime scenario surrounding several families. At first it's all very confusing and far fetched to follow but gradually all pieces together into a relatively sweet conclusion that leaves a comforting taste in the mouth. As to the point of all this, I'm still trying to work that one out; is it suggesting we should never run away from our problems and it's better to face up to who we are, and who we really care for before it's too late? In any case, this ones definitely an open book with lots for one to interpret. It's not a real thrill seekers type as it's fairly slow paced, with quite a depressive undertone running throughout. The acting is bordering monotone, with Daniel Craig not exactly sparkling anything into life, but that sort of fits with the whole dynamic of this one really. As you can probably tell, I wasn't sold into being its biggest fan on first impressions but I can appreciate the hidden depths this may hold for the over analytical types to really get their teeth into.

  • Nov 07, 2014

    Despite Daniel Craig's good performance, this movie fails on so many levels that include a boring script and dragging dull events.

    Despite Daniel Craig's good performance, this movie fails on so many levels that include a boring script and dragging dull events.

  • May 03, 2014

    A really uniquely paced somewhat frustrating drama staring Daniel Craig. I really see why many actors avoid James Bond or Mega Mainstream series you definitely became typecast. I didn't hate the film but I found it frustrating the tempo was sombre & the mood very melancholy. The film ties up nicely but it drags mid way something fierce. It had some beautiful shots but failed to grab me overall...

    A really uniquely paced somewhat frustrating drama staring Daniel Craig. I really see why many actors avoid James Bond or Mega Mainstream series you definitely became typecast. I didn't hate the film but I found it frustrating the tempo was sombre & the mood very melancholy. The film ties up nicely but it drags mid way something fierce. It had some beautiful shots but failed to grab me overall...

  • Apr 28, 2014

    Oh I loved it. go to hell with your underdeveloped script.

    Oh I loved it. go to hell with your underdeveloped script.

  • Jan 08, 2014

    Super lame. Avoid this one at all costs.

    Super lame. Avoid this one at all costs.

  • Nov 28, 2013

    If you are comparing this to James Bond (as many of the reviews seem to do), then I'm not sure you can call yourself a film critic. This is actually an extremely well done film, though subtle. The use of music and cinematography work together in amazing ways to build on an emotional theme that is engaging and uniquely subtle for films these days.

    If you are comparing this to James Bond (as many of the reviews seem to do), then I'm not sure you can call yourself a film critic. This is actually an extremely well done film, though subtle. The use of music and cinematography work together in amazing ways to build on an emotional theme that is engaging and uniquely subtle for films these days.

  • May 23, 2013

    A drama that demands you find sympathy in its characters yet fails to convince you to actually care for them. Falls very flat. Beautifully shot, though.

    A drama that demands you find sympathy in its characters yet fails to convince you to actually care for them. Falls very flat. Beautifully shot, though.