The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Pulp Fiction fresh.
Too chaotic to work as a thriller.
What The Underneath lacks is the kind of emotional connection that the best film noirs have. Instead of involving, this film is distancing, too given to admiring its own shiny surface.
Why did Soderbergh want to remake an old film noir, anyway? Take out the crime elements and flesh out the human elements here, and you have a more interesting movie, I think.
The film may turn out to have been more of a stylistic adventure for the director than for an audience.
A departure from the run-of- the-mill thriller.
Stylish, arty and quite enjoyable.
An absorbing, if an occasionally plodding, experience.
One of Soderbbergh's weakest (and unnecessary) films, this exercise in film noir, a remake of the 1949 classic Criss Cross, is marred by weak dialogue and formulaic plot, again stressing the need of a gifted helmer like Soderbergh for stronger narrative
Enquanto investe no desenvolvimento de seus personagens, o filme impressiona. Pena que acabe se perdendo ao insistir em várias reviravoltas pouco convincentes.
Really enjoyable, especially if you like intricate flashbacks and multiple storylines.
A diverting piece of moviemaking, thanks primarily to fine direction by Soderbergh.
Ed Dutton: Michael, when you get to be my age you realize that sometimes the planets just don't line up. And there's nothing you can do about it.
"For passion, betrayal and murder... there's still no place like home."
First off, I haven't seen Criss Cross, so I'm judging this movie based only on itself. It's definitely my least favorite film from Soderbergh. The acting is bad and the dialogue is also horrible. Peter Gallagher, while by no means a terrible actor, just can't hold a movie like this up by himself. William Fitchner is good in his role, but it is still to small to make the movie any better for it. The worst acting comes from two women though, Elizabeth Shue and Alison Elliot. They made ever scene that they were in unbearable to watch.
Michael returns home because his mom is getting remarried. His new stepdad offers to help him get a job as an armored truck driver. It is pretty obvious what is going to happen from here. He's going to try to pull off a robbery. Along the way, he tries to rekindle his relationship with his ex-wife, who is now married to a crook.
The only saving grace in this film, is Soderbergh's cool little tricks that you see in all his movies. In the end, it isn't enough to save an overall worthless film. The movie meanders on at an amazingly boring rate for an hour and then decides to speed up for the last thirty. Then the plot gets all twisty and it just doesn't work. I didn't buy the ending at all.
Still, it's worth a look if you are a Soderbergh fan. If not, this definitely isn't going to make you one. It would probably just turn you against him more.
Solid Film Noir from Soderbergh, using some unique camera techniques.
A not-so-bad remake of an excellent film noir. If you're a Soderbergh fan, it might do something for you, but if not, seek out the original, Criss Cross.
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