High ratings all around, and very deserving, indeed. With a depth of story little found in most westerns, Eastwood as actor and diretor brings the west to life with great depth and breadth of historic vitality via a detailed look at the post-war gun slinging soldier, destitute settler, and indigenous tribes people caught between two cultures. If you don't see the beauty of the film, you're probably just looking for the same old same old of the desperate gun slinger/revenge montage.
Pretty average all around. Rich meets poor, tragedy, rich concedes, ad infinitum. This theme goes back to Shakespeare. Maybe it taking place in the 80s captivated some people, but Isee no reason why. With the lead character dressed like a 60s greaser talking about Steve McQueen, I don't know why. The whole film was rather drab and run of the mill: story line, acting, etc. Not worth the time
One thing I realized by watching this movie, Plaza can throw down with the best of them. She doesn't act, she inhabits a character. The story itself points out the petty and shallow nature of the social/party group, but doesn't do much more than rehash what we already know: everyone wants to be someone, but it's too often not who they really are, but as Ingred gives up all hope and becomes fully forthcoming, she bottoms out, and in doing so, her real self is fully revealed. This is what the world is looking for, not the fake internet image, and responds in kind.
The commitment by the actors is sub-par, delivering the dialogue with the enthusiasm of high schoolers forced to be in a play only to improve their grade. At one point Oldman screams something at an underling for no known reason. I gave it about 20 minutes, about 10 minutes too much.
Rather an overdone theme, unconnected upstart gets hired under false pretenses and has to hide her secret as she does amazing things risesing to the top. She even falls in love with top guy. But once her secret is revealed, everything false apart. But guess what? Because she's got a heart of gold it all works out in the end. Nothing ground breaking here, but Fisher is a cutie full of energy and spunks who's able to carry the show
I'm guessing that the only reason this didn't get a higher overall rating is that it doesn't comply to the fantasy and more to traditional source material in which Arthur was seen as a 5th-6th century combatant of the Saxon hordes. Overall, the film was well-acted and an interesting interpretation, full of action and beautiful countryside. What's not to like.
I like McAvoy and Dawson, but this is simply a formulaic layered psychological drama. It's easy to simply put one twist on top of another, but when done so too thickly it merely becomes a distraction not an intriguing forey into the human condition. But I also have a problem with everyday characters who all of a sudden become hardened criminals and murderers. Hollwood loves to take the every day Joe and Jane citizen and turn them into unexplainable psychopaths. Towards the end I wasn't being entertained as much as bludgeoned with psychological twists and turns. I'll pass
A well-written, well-acted film with a great cast and solid outcome. We know from the outset that something has set off the answer man, even the title alludes to the potential problem The film quickly sets the stage as all three main chracters reveal their exposed wounds. But while answers are not forthcoming, relationships of the broken and exposed begin to build, for not even the answer man has all the answers. But in the end it's about forgiveness and a renewed sense of hope shown by all. Yes, somewhere inside the damaged and weak, strength is found as the damged pull from each other by instinct for survival.
I've got to say, I enjoyed that tremendously: part well-written, part nostalgic, part informative. I never realized Kenny had his hands in so much: magazine, radio show, movies, and nearly the sole-supplier of talent for the initial SNL cast. It also shows what entertainment and its pressures and bright lights can do to frail humans. Great to see all those comedic actors of my youth together in one film. I was also a huge fan of National Lampoon the magazine. That and Mad Magazine fed my early humor. Also had no idea Kenny died so young at 33. Sad, but great film. Probably watch it again.
It's not bad, but all the factions, esoteric jargon and superficial plot complexities got annoying after awhile. This would make a better board game than a movie. The writer is also not very informed about socio-political norms. Historically, division has been used more for separation and conquering than unity, a silly idea that is a major plot element. Also, the dialouge and naming conventions became forced and awkward pretty quickly. It might work better on the page in a book than on the screen, that happens frequently with adaptations. To be honest, I lost interest half way through. To top it off, there's a glut on the market of adolescent dystopian fllms. The film was not terrible but certainly not great.
What a heeping, massive pile of garbage. Endless, pointless dialogue that does nothing but waste time. Profane, vile, curse-filled language to no end. And to top it off, plot holes galore. If someone is driving at high speeds next to you, use the brakes and stop the car, or if you've got a gun shoot him. Don't wait until you're almost dead. If you like misogynistic horror porn and you lack all sense of decency and morals, then have I got the film for you. Terrible
Well, bottom line, you've seen this before. I think it's time to stop making so many new movies. There's a couple dozen plots that have been circulating for many years, this is one. There's a stowaway (not really sure how or why he got there, nor do I care), then there's a life threatening scenario, a solution gets bantied about for awhile, and then it's he'll have to die, no there's a way, no there's not, yes there is, and of course a saving solution finally comes about and even that fails as one of the crew ultimately has to sacrifice their life to keep the rest alive in the end. But guess what? It ends up not being the first person who's suppossed to die, amazing bravery is utilized, tears, tears, tears, we're done. Been there, done that, did it. Ho hum
If you enjoy Adam Sandler doing thensame character once again, you might like this movie. It's abour as cliche as can get with zero surprises and just as many laughs. But at the same time, the young ones might like all the costumes, haunted yards and houses and general Halloween stuff.
Hey, guess what? Chris Hemsworth has his shirt off in the first five minutes of the film, and he's a undisciplined playboy race car driver who moves up in the ranks in the end. No, no surprise. Even though it's based on a true story, still covers every macho/sexy race car cliche in the book. Based on your viewung experience, you could have written this movie. I have no idea why why so many gave it high reviews. Ho hum.
Nothing new here, interesting, or exciting. Young, wise ass punk gets in over his head only to get it in the end because the little guy gets screwed. So much corruption in arms dealing that it's greatly unregulated or ignored by authorities because they're in on it. Just like the Democratic party. Seen this before. Ho hum