I thought this was a decent flick. Christoph Waltz stands out as usual although Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson hold their own. A romance set in unique circumstances. I didnt think it needed the flashback sequence at the beginning though...it should have just stayed with the period it was set in.
This was like a cross between Flatliners, The Social Network and Silence of the Lambs!!! It was a reasonably decent psychological thriller with plenty of gore for those who like a queasy stomach - not me particularly. Some decent acting and a pretty decent script. The resolution perhaps was a bit too convenient and abrupt but a decent thriller nonetheless.
This movie was fantastic until it ended. The ending let the whole thing down. It had so much promise and then it just seemed to peter out into nothingness. They couldn't figure out how to end it properly. Conceptually it was fntastic, great acting, good script but it just didnt know what to do at the end. It didnt know where to go. Shame as it had real promise. Poo.
Very sexy on the outside but very hollow on the inside. There's a little bit of punch but on the whole it sucks. Nice costumes etc action sequences CGI etc and cinematography but the plot was silly and vacuous and just completely non sensical even though it tried its best to be meaningful. The acting was cheesey at best but the script was even cornier. Maybe something that young teenage girls with issuies would like but it seems a bit old for them at the same time. It just doesnt do what its trying to do justice. If he wanted to do a film with kick ass action chicks then why didnt he stick to that. Forget the subplot about a girl in a mental institution getting a labotomy and trying to escape. It just made the whole thing corny. Just my two cents.
Elijah Wood at his best here I think. I really liked this movie. It was really different. Comic at times but at the same time very moving. Told in a very offbeat and quirky way. Some lovely shots in it and great performances by all involved.
This movie blew me away! But having said that I think not everyone would quite get it. I think people who are performers or artists would likely get it whereas it might wash over other people's heads a bit. Fantastic!
For the most part a very well acted film about a wothwhile topic. Firth and Bonham Cater are a brilliant team and Geoffrey Rush plays a great character part. There were some people on the periphery that I didnt think suited their parts and lend a somewhat hammy nature to what otherwise is a brilliant film, namely Timothy Spall as Winston Churchill. I dont think Guy Pearce was the right casting for this movie either, not that he isnt a good actor, because he is. Its just he is too recognisably Australian.
But having said that it was still thoroughly enjoyable. The sort of film I would like to be in.
If you are interested in India, philosophy, spirituality, or beautiful cinematography this movie is a must see. If you are not fussed about any of those things you would probably find it a little wierd. Although there are a lot of enlightening discussions about faith and religion.
Silly Jack Black fun. One for the kids perhaps or perhaps not. I dont tihnk it could decide. Was a bit disappointed they trimmed so much of the classic story in this modern remake. Might be better in 3D.