The Sunset Limited Reviews

  • Mar 23, 2019

    Tommy Lee Jones, surprisingly experienced in the director's chair, could've gone for another cinematographic level, but the main focus is the terrifically-performed, subjectively duel conversation surrounding faith within a bundled-up atmospheric single setting that builds up power to manifest the hauntingly familiar initial platform, making this one of the most effective simplicity ever filmed. (A-) (Full review TBD)

    Tommy Lee Jones, surprisingly experienced in the director's chair, could've gone for another cinematographic level, but the main focus is the terrifically-performed, subjectively duel conversation surrounding faith within a bundled-up atmospheric single setting that builds up power to manifest the hauntingly familiar initial platform, making this one of the most effective simplicity ever filmed. (A-) (Full review TBD)

  • Mar 19, 2019

    This movie is an absolutely beautiful story of two individuals with polarizing philosophies of life (one an educated nihilist, the other an ex-con turned evangelical Christian) being brought together, after the attempted suicide of the nihilist, to grapple with the meaning of life. Some reviewers have complained about the ending but I think that's because they can't sympathize with the practice of challenging philosophies.

    This movie is an absolutely beautiful story of two individuals with polarizing philosophies of life (one an educated nihilist, the other an ex-con turned evangelical Christian) being brought together, after the attempted suicide of the nihilist, to grapple with the meaning of life. Some reviewers have complained about the ending but I think that's because they can't sympathize with the practice of challenging philosophies.

  • Mar 18, 2019

    la mejor pelicula, sin lugar a duda.

    la mejor pelicula, sin lugar a duda.

  • Jan 15, 2019

    Insightful and entertaining without any action or change of scenery.

    Insightful and entertaining without any action or change of scenery.

  • Jan 02, 2019

    Extremely weak ending. Ironically, it doesn't seem that a great amount of meaning can be easily extracted from the film's intentions. It was as if Black's script was simply written to easily "lose" and simply give up near the end. However, with that being said, if one searches for it hard enough, one thing which the film did somewhat exemplify was how true it is that we do too often see "educated" individuals lacking common sense and deep wisdom and the "uneducated" actually leading the way in regards to wisdom while abstaining from a mindset of folly. One more positive that can be taken from the movie, although not necessarily purposefully presented, is the the fact that it truly does all come down to individual free will and whether or not the individual will decide to have a positive or negative outlook. The desired direction often results in the outcome. The Sunset Limited highlights that some people that really could "have it all" refuse to accept it while some that could actually have a reason to be pessimistic are determined to push through it until they arrive where they truly wish to be.

    Extremely weak ending. Ironically, it doesn't seem that a great amount of meaning can be easily extracted from the film's intentions. It was as if Black's script was simply written to easily "lose" and simply give up near the end. However, with that being said, if one searches for it hard enough, one thing which the film did somewhat exemplify was how true it is that we do too often see "educated" individuals lacking common sense and deep wisdom and the "uneducated" actually leading the way in regards to wisdom while abstaining from a mindset of folly. One more positive that can be taken from the movie, although not necessarily purposefully presented, is the the fact that it truly does all come down to individual free will and whether or not the individual will decide to have a positive or negative outlook. The desired direction often results in the outcome. The Sunset Limited highlights that some people that really could "have it all" refuse to accept it while some that could actually have a reason to be pessimistic are determined to push through it until they arrive where they truly wish to be.

  • Nov 22, 2018

    Real and persuasive acting and a gripping narrative. 5 stars!

    Real and persuasive acting and a gripping narrative. 5 stars!

  • Aug 27, 2018

    Craziest conversation you can imagine. Left me with the urge to watch it 10 more times to leave me a different person.

    Craziest conversation you can imagine. Left me with the urge to watch it 10 more times to leave me a different person.

  • Aug 19, 2018

    Just two of the greatest living actors in a small apartment having a conversation for an hour and a half and you can not take your eyes off the screen. Based on a play written by the greatest living author Cormac McCarty. You are depriving yourself of you don't watch this movie let alone read the book.

    Just two of the greatest living actors in a small apartment having a conversation for an hour and a half and you can not take your eyes off the screen. Based on a play written by the greatest living author Cormac McCarty. You are depriving yourself of you don't watch this movie let alone read the book.

  • Jun 19, 2018

    One of my top five all time favorites

    One of my top five all time favorites

  • Apr 24, 2018

    The sunset limited (Ein bibeltreuer Samuel L. Jackson versucht einem zu tiefst depressiven Tommy Lee Jones Hoffnung zu geben. Dieser Film spielt nur in einem Raum)

    The sunset limited (Ein bibeltreuer Samuel L. Jackson versucht einem zu tiefst depressiven Tommy Lee Jones Hoffnung zu geben. Dieser Film spielt nur in einem Raum)