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Watching "Ironweed" is like having a large, metal object lodged in your brain for 2 1/2 hours. It hurts.
The film becomes becalmed and confusing; it lacks the novel's great unwavering trajectory.
Unrelentingly bleak, Ironweed is a film without an audience and no reason for being except its own self-importance.
At last, a real part for Nicholson to sink his teeth into.
Despite its nearly two-and-a-half-hour running time, its superstar cast and its $23 million budget, Mr. Babenco's ''Ironweed'' is skeletal, a mere outline of Mr. Kennedy's far more resonant book.
Comes about as close to being an unmitigated waste of talent as any movie in recent memory.
Ironweed makes the sadness seem isolated and dangerous and unreal; it only exists where the bums live, it doesn't reach into the lives of good families.
Good performances, but If you're looking for an uplifting tale of hope against despair, look elsewhere.
Dim, grim, and relentlessly depressing.
...slow and crushing, a heavy film that has a simple plot, a despairing tone and none of the ostentatious "acting" often evinced in Nicholson's later career
A direção burocrática e auto-indulgente de Babenco e o roteiro sem foco desperdiçam as boas atuações de Nicholson e Streep.
It looks like it was made by anyone, since Babenco directs it without any passion or conviction and wastes Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep in a tiring narrative that becomes so unnecessarily long with a lot of scenes that could have been cut without any damage to the story.
Nicholson and Streep simply just can't do it. What a tragedy for the finest actors of their generation. The script writer is at fault as this film bobs and weaves out of the control of its leads.
Brilliantly acted but profundly sad. A sense of gloom hangs heavily over the entire film.
William Kennedy's adaptation of his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel turns into a showcase for Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep, both playing skid-row alcoholics. Director Hector Babenco superbly captures the grinding, hand-to-mouth dreariness of this Depression era tale, which traces the relationship of opportunity and convenience between the two leads.
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