The Painter and the Thief
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Loved it. Waited years for this, and finally, when it popped on Netflix, I watched it immediately.
And IT. WAS. GOOD.
The writing was smoothly done, the direction and acting worked in synchrony.
I can't wait for a 2nd installment.
The movie was just fun. Though it had some obvious flaws, I really enjoyed it. And would love to see a sequel.
It's good for Netflix to pump out fun movies, where they obviously don't have to spend a grand budget to make.
I would have preferred to see more strategy in this though. Also, I don't quite believe any of this would have worked out alright in real life legally.
Wow. This is HOW YOU DO AN ACTION COMEDY!!!
So many movies try and failed.
This movie was funny, fun, amazingly directed, full of action and it was just plain old cool.
So many were laughing in the theatres and I'm sure there are plenty ready for the next movie already.
1. So, the story behind it is solid, but that's not what makes it a 5/5. I rate this as high as it solely because of the action and choreography that went into this. This is the type of action I want to see in action films, and I can already tell they spent a lot of money and time on this. From what I can tell, there was barely any CGI used in many of the cool scenes. It just felt real and high energy.
2. Now, with that said, there are a few parts I didn't like. The directing at the beginning of the movie would leave you with a headache. So many cuts and scene changes in a single span. It was only later on that the directing and editing seemed to smooth out and have a more even flow.
An audience enjoys the special moments and the interesting perspectives in capturing a scene, but when you're flooded with so many changes and shakiness, you get dizzy.
3. Also, at some point from what you may consider the opening act, it got boring, and the movie lost that pull to drive you through. Good thing though, after 10 minutes or so, it went right back into it.
4. I'm a bit skeptical of the message here. It feels like a movie that promotes the mindset for regime change wars and at the same time not since they place blame at the feet of governments for getting the Dictators in power, to begin with. So, take it as it is.
5. I can see myself watching another installment, though, despite its flaws. For someone who thinks pure action films can get boring really quickly, I can see myself watching more of these movies down the road.
6. There are points of comedic relief. Ryan Reynolds and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo did very well in that. Even Dave Franco for the small-time he had on screen.
7. The part Corey Hawkins and Ryan Reynolds played matched their style perfectly of the 3 actors whom I am familiar with (the other being Adria Arjona who wasn't really explored as a character here).
8. The rest of the cast was picked well, and I believe being able to explore those interesting characters, like the one played by Mélanie Laurent would go a long way moving forward.
9. Anyway, story-wise, it's a solid 4/5. Action-wise, it is above a 5. The directing is a mix-bag. There were cuts and scenes like the parkour scenes that were just phenomenal, and then there were headache-inducing scenes where the piecing and cutting just seemed unnecessary.
Regardless, I would urge people to give it a chance. If you love action/adventure and interesting characters, give it a try.
I loved it. I loved, I loved it, I loved it.
Timothée Chalamet had this dark look to him and a voice that just sang well for such a powerful character.
The issue I'd have with this is, at the middle of the story, I ended up asking myself "what is the point of this movie?". But unlike most movies or TV shows where you ask this question and toss that movie aside, this one pulls you along.
In the end, it all fits. A prevailing theme of the movie that you may easily dismiss. There were times where I thought the movie would be about several things. Fighting a civil war or about surmounting a coup from family members. But it was not so.
Anyways, I'd give this a read. Each character played the story well. I actually did not recognize Robert Pattinson, but he played the character well. Ben Mendelsohn's role seemed ill-used, though. I didn't see much purpose for the use of that character in the story. But it could be one of the subtler messages to bolster the theme. The "I have interests here" remark. But everyone was perfect for the roles they were cast.
Simply, loved it.
Sean Harris and Joel Edgerton were amazing.
And Lily-Rose Depp, who I am hearing of the first time, played excellently.