A Private War
Crazy Rich Asians
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All Critics (33)
| Top Critics (8)
| Fresh (17)
| Rotten (16)
| DVD (1)
This tough-to-peg whodunit keeps you going for two hours, despite a few James Bond-ish (or Jane Bond-ish) turns that play less preposterously than you might assume were they to be divulged.
Bad title, good movie.
An atmospheric and enjoyably preposterous mystery.
Fascinating setting and strong performances make up for the far-fetched plotting.
A truly outlandish twist that would be more at home in a no-brainer Hollywood action film than in what purports to be an intelligent adult thriller.
Odd, atmospheric thriller that completely falls apart in the finale
The idiotic ending seems to belong to another movie.
An underrated and effective thriller, buoyed by a fine performance from Julia Ormond.
Reveals zeal to be a virtue when it is put into practice as service of others.
Don't think too much about it, and you'll be fine.
If you can be satisfied with just the film's atmosphere, then you might feel adequately nourished.
If it bothers you when you like a song and don’t know all the words to, this is not a movie for you. If you don’t mind humming your way through the verses to get to the refrain you’ll probably like this movie. I love this movie even with its abrupt transitions and so-so plot. Personal bias, yes, Julia Ormond is gorgeous, but the role plays to her strengths. She is a kept well off by here Anglo father which she resents and tries to keep to her mothers Inuit roots. Unlike Legends of the fall, First Knight and some what Sabrina, she is cast as an active participant in her life and it works. At a cursory review it’s a Nancy Drew mystery grown up, but Its really more about her relationship to the boy who dies and how that pans out across the mystery which is her own self perception. I couldn’t be a spoiler if I wanted to I can’t remember what was under the ice, but it’s not really important in the scheme of the movie
The Best Movie I have seen for the Month of March, ranks as an all time high. Smilla is a star. The suspense will keep you on the edge of your chair. I can't believe that this film didn't get more awards, its a sleeper. Other then the Berlin International Film Festival I don't think it showed up anywhere else. The young boy played a good part. A must see must add to any collection, starts in Greenland then to Denmark, my type of film, one that shows anything but America. 5 Stars. Thank you.
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