This was done sooo well, the cast is basically perfect but Saoirse Ronan still steals the show. She perfectly portrays her character and you feel every step of the way as she does. And it's got Bob Odenkirk in it which I absolutely love. I feel like a lot of people complain there aren't better movies out there with a strong, lead female cast but they they won't support the ones that do at the box office, so movie companies will just go where the money is. Go support this movie. It's got a terrific cast, terrific acting, really smart writing and we need to see more female led movies with better writing. So many have great cast and concept but they skimp money on the writing, which kills it. This movie plays out expertly well.
This was super enjoyable. The performances were riveting, Charlize Theron always kills but Margot Robbie stole the show for me here. She has an incredible emotional scene towards the end that's fantastic. The movie really brings up huge points on power and silence in the workplace and hopefully emboldens others. Incredible story that I'm sure barely anyone really knows about. It's good to see more movies like this, it's a step in the right direction. Isn't super serious all of the time either, still keeps a light tone while appropriately building tension to a very sobering finale.
I thought I would like this a lot more, but I walked out feeling like the good and the bad evened out to make it 'ok.' I love Daniel Kaluuya but Jodie Turner-Smith's character was just a jerk the whole time. The first act was really good, then the second act felt like a grinding halt and there was just 5 min in there that I really disliked. For a debut director this was done well, I just felt like personally it wasnt as good as I thought it would be, I was expecting different things. Fantastic acting though and the action, where it was, felt raw. However, I don't really think it got snubbed at Golden Globes.
I have to admit the trailer for this wasn't super exciting, but wow this movie is incredible in an "everyone needs to know this" kind of way. This story is absolutely insane and the fact it's basically still going on as a 20 year battle is nuts. It doesn't beat around the bush, it solidly shows all the actions DuPont has pulled over the years and shows all the flaws big companies will use to wield power over just about anyone. I hope this really opens peoples eyes to other issues like this that normally just get passed up. I like researching and I still barely knew anything about it, and that's scary. Actors are all amazing obviously, you have to love Mark Ruffalo & Anne Hathaway.
I was super excited for this but super worried it was gonna suck since it's so hard to make a legitimately good mystery movie nowadays when we feel like we've seen it all, I was wondering what new stuff they could bring to a whodunnit. But it totally delivers, I have forgiven Rian Johnson for 'The Last Jedi,' this is so good. So many great twists and turns that make it smarter than I expected but not confusing, it comfortably establishes characters and plot but doesn't leave you behind. Acting is terrific all around, Daniel Craig especially. Love this character. Definitely fun to go see, lives up to the hype surprisingly enough, and writing is done very well. So happy this was so good.
The nicest actor in the world playing the nicest man in the world; lovely. Tom Hanks does super well & gets his visual impression down to a T. It was hard for me to see him fully as Mr. Rogers just because the real one has that higher voice and Hanks has a generally deep voice, especially when talking quietly, but other than that he's perfect. The movie itself is perfectly fine, well directed, and definitely moving with great acting on Matthew Rhys' part. The marketing focuses heavily on Mr. Rogers while he's more of the narrator and guide, but this works really well for the story it's trying to tell. Fantastic family movie with two or three of the most powerful moments in movies for the year.
So great to see Chadwick Boseman in a new acting role, I feel like he's allowed to act a little more here and I enjoyed that. J.K. Simmons is always great but he felt really reserved in this for some reason, like he was tired. Chadwick kind of carries this movie's performance for me. The storyline is fairly basic, you knew what it was going to be about from the start and you can guess the ending, but it was still a fun time. I liked that it was casually violent for an R rated movie, it wasn't drawing attention to gore. It didn't focus on it to distract from what was going on, it let it aid the action. We still need a movie that won't give cops stormtrooper aim please, it kind of takes you out of the experience.
The trailer spoils a lot to the point you can guess the ending from the beginning, but what made it still entertaining for me was the 'how' even if I knew the 'what.' The story woven through here was written well with moments of tension just where they needed to be. Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren are fantastic the whole time, I expected nothing less. Quite a diversion from the usual typecasting for McKellen which I loved. He's a fantastic bad guy and pulls it off eerily well. It makes it better he's so old because we have the stigma old people can't do anything but the power he holds even in his age is well evident and just goes to show that kind of evil doesn't just disappear with age. Pleasantly enjoyable.
I was excited to have Elizabeth Banks directing, but that made it all the more disappointing when it was just as objectifying and 'meh' as the old ones. This could have been great if not for the writing, it just felt like the dialogue was a mess, like 12 different groups wrote their sections separately and didn't review until it was all put together. It couldn't decide whether to be Mission Impossible, The Office, Deadpool, or Marvel so it just did them all at once and it made for a lot of awkward laughter in the crowd. Could have been more fun with the great cast. What was supposed to show strong characters came off as cliche and weak. Could have taken some notes from 'Halloween' or 'Widows.'
I thought this was going to be a 'meh' biopic since I'm not a car guy, but I never thought they could turn this movie into something that is Oscar worthy in cinematography, story, and acting. Christian Bale & Matt Damon are both outstanding. I knew nothing about this story & it doesn't even end up being about a company vs. company but about these characters and their stories, why we do the things we do. It's certainly more fun than it look in the trailer. I expected this would surprise me since Christian Bale was in it and the director of 'Logan' was at the helm, but honestly the end product was very surprising. This deserves a lot more attention than it will get. Beautiful. You do NOT need to be a car person to enjoy, I am exhibit A for this.
This is so good/enjoyable. This is what I think a good horror movie should be. Enough cheap jump scares, let's get to what lies underneath. Characters are so well fleshed out, especially the villains, Rebecca Ferguson is absolutely amazing. This doesn't feel like a tacked on story, it feels like what would really happen to Danny and his story is so human it's great. The child actor in this is surprisingly fantastic. I know the trailer looked like it was going to ride cheap nostalgia but no, it's like 2 hours of super good story with some nostalgia in the finale but by then it's well earned and it actually makes so much sense to the story as to why they go back.
Lot of great actors that I love, but too many honestly. I don't remember anyone's name and the way they presented the timeline was fairly confusing. The first quarter was suuuper bad CGI so bad. It got better after that but still felt like this was a movie that should've come out like 8 years ago. Don't get me wrong, it's a lot of work to do what they did, it's a huge scale movie, but if it doesn't look natural, our minds just get distracted by it. I still love true story movies and this topic was something I barely knew anything about,so I like that aspect. Makes me want to learn more. Just a reminder as to why our Veterans deserve so much more than a 'free soft drink with purchase' on Veteran's Day
I love Linda Hamilton and Arnold but even they couldn't save this movie I mean wow. Why even make this movie, it's the same as T2 but worse in every aspect. CGI is pretty awful, story is painfully the same, lines are sophomoric. Also what is it with directors nowadays that they want to ruin franchise characters that we've known and loved for so long. The first 5 min of the movie ruins it for most Terminator fans. And then 2/3 the way through ruins more Terminator things like just stop. And why did the bad guy look like a manager at your local CFA. Idk just bleh
It's a long one, but I enjoyed it and wasn't bored at all. I love the dive into the noir, period piece, things aren't always as they seem at first kind of story. Great actors, interesting mystery even if a little confusing towards the end. The music is great. Could've relied less on narration though, too much there. It really did a good on setting up characters for me and had a hard message on power and the people who hold it.
Why was this movie made. I haven't seen 'Training Day' in years but I still remember like 4 whole scenes that came straight from it. This wanted to be an updated version of that movie and it's title fooled you into thinking it would delve more into the racial issues that they basically shy away from it the whole time. This could've been something cool but they wrote it with kid gloves and a 'Training Day' DVD. So many great actors that could've brought this movie to bigger heights if they actually tried to create some discussion around racism and the dialogue wasn't so basic. I gave Tyrese Gibson crap from F&F but he's actually really good in this.
So the story is cliche and the face special effects are poor when the whole concept kind of rests on it, but htis was fun movie and Will Smith is always worth a watch. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is a great supporting actress. I actually enjoyed the action scene, they were shot shaky but not too much so I could still see what was going on and minimal cuts (most of the time). The bike fight scene was pretty cool. Fight choreography pleasantly surprised me. Looks like they did motion capture instead of deep fake so anytime he talks looks awful but if he has a straight face it looks really good. There were like two scenes I couldn't see the special effects at all. Maybe this would've been better in a year or two or with better special effects direction.
Not much new here but that's not necessarily a bad thing, it feels like the first one just kept going right into this one and they didn't miss a beat; pleasantly enjoyable. Idk why this didn't come out like 9 years ago. When the first one came out this concept was pretty fresh and untouched and now a lot of people can feel like they've seen it already after all the walking dead stuff. But that's what I like , they didn't let our dumb 2019 culture marr this movie. Love Tallahassee's execution that they kept him pure to the first one. Maybe slower in pace than the first one but I like it just as much. Zoey Deutch is the only one who could've made her part work. One of the best midcredits scenes ever just saying.
Weirdly enough I was pleasantly ok with this movie. I knew nothing about it going in and it's a slow burn for sure but I actually like this pace and the scenes of tension actually got to me because I had no idea what was going to happen. The climax is interesting and may be off-putting for a lot of people, and I do think they hint too much at something just to divert completely but after the story got on that path I was actually ok with how it ended. If it went for the picture perfect ending I really would've been disappointed. One of Brad Pitt's finest acting movies, they really let him shine. Cut all the narration wow it's so much and pointless, but special effects are really good.
The third act is a lot of fun but it unfolds so fast it's hard to enjoy and he does enough dumb stuff in the second act you feel like he shouldn't have made it this far. & it feels like something's missing to make this a complete movie. Maybe it actually should've been a tad longer. It never really felt like it got going until it was there and it was done just as soon as it came. Sadly forgettable but not bad, just meh. The story let down the great actors.