i give five stars because the acting is really good in this movie but the story really messed with my head, gave me nightmares...so i give five stars. the best thing about this movie though is how its filmed...in true sequence there is no lapse in time jumping to the next day and characters show up bruised and battered and no time outs. its very fluid and has a very rel life feel to it..
Jean Reno plays a cop ruthless and unpredictable. Jocelyn Quivrin steals the show and sadly in looking him up I discovered he tragically passed away. The subject matter is dark and twisted, when a movie leaves you feeling this uncomfortable it deserves 5 stars ....its not for everyone...very violent subject matter. but 5 stars for acting and cinematography/ production...
Jean Reno is a cop in this film which offers us a different look into his acting career. I am not that thrilled with him as a cop....i prefer him on the other side of the law..his characters usually have integrity so being a bad guy isnt so bad. This gets three start because Jean Reno is the only thing worth watching in the film. To many cheesey scenes, to predictable and the music is to "james bond" the technology used in the movie is interesting...worth watching when nothing else available but dont have to high of expectations.
who else cant enough of Jean Reno? while i adore him as a hitman...i am also very fond of his relationship with children in movies. In this movie he narrates a child's coming of age story. For people, children and families who enjoy movies about hope an faith, and overcoming family differences....Jean Reno;s voice and presence in the film as a protective older wiser man like his other roles is something to look forward to. this is a movie worth watching a few times...def 5 stars.
This movie which is based on the true story of Judy Garland was excruciating to watch. Renee Z delivers the most outstanding performance of her career. I totally forgot it was Renee as she sank her teeth into her character. To me when an actress has such stardom as Renee and plays another icon such as Judy it gets difficult to appease the audience because we are either seeking Judy as a Garland fan or we are seeking Renee as a Zellweger fan. The vocals, hand gestures, eye brow raises, inflections, body posture even the silhouette of her face and eyes remarkably delivered Judy on a platter. What we didnt know about Judy and the Hollywood child actor slave trade reveals disturbing truths. Only to grow into a women still trapped in her sacrifices for the show must go on. I was not really a wizard of fan, I was however a Judy Garland fan and to discover her sadness and isolation breaks my heart. Renee shares something in common with Judy neither one of them is/was aware of just how amazing they are. Both humble and insecure despite the fact they are the most talented artists in the world. I rarely watch a movie twice....i am so captivated by Renee i could watch this over and over.