By necessity of source the film is structurally a little episodic, but… MoreBy necessity of source the film is structurally a little episodic, but otherwise I can't find fault in this powerful, stirring true story. The committed performances of Kit Harington and especially lead Alicia Vikander are perfect. A truly underrated film.
Hilariously awful thriller with terrible performances, ugly camera… MoreHilariously awful thriller with terrible performances, ugly camera work and diabolical story. If the treatment of the female characters wasn't so offensive then Sabotage might have been enjoyable in a hideously over the top way. Only Mireille Enos and Olivia Williams manage to do anything interesting (which given the awful misogynistic dialogue they have to respond to is quite an achievement).
Though some of the politics of the film have (rightly) come under… MoreThough some of the politics of the film have (rightly) come under question, I actually think American Sniper is rather more questioning and less clear cut than a lot of critics have given credit for. Regardless, whatever flaws are in the film - and there are flaws - Bradley Cooper is without a doubt note perfect in the role, and ably supported by a frankly unusually good Sienna Miller.
Brilliantly acted (though Carell's prosthetic nose is unnecessary),… MoreBrilliantly acted (though Carell's prosthetic nose is unnecessary), and built with masses of tension from the beginning, with a well structured script. But there's an airless quality that means the film is a little too self contained and I wanted more time with the character of Nancy.