An important story. Well acted, well told, well made all around. Not… MoreAn important story. Well acted, well told, well made all around. Not flashy -- in fact, it's done in an almost ordinary, reporterly, investigative fashion -- and that's how it shines. From there the story truly breathes and captures (and builds and maintains) interest.
Cautionary tale about 'bolting down the story' and what happens when… MoreCautionary tale about 'bolting down the story' and what happens when you don't. The film is a little in love with itself but it's a good story told well.
3-3.5. Since I didn't care too much for it, I'll put it at the lower… More3-3.5. Since I didn't care too much for it, I'll put it at the lower end. Looks like Snyder is just not my thing. [Director's Cut]
Idealistic fantasy meets cynical reality. An endearing film which some… MoreIdealistic fantasy meets cynical reality. An endearing film which some actually true-to-life (though, perhaps, a tad simplistic to be sure) points to make about the dark, bleak underbelly of corruption in politics, and how greed and cynicism can infect and corrupt even the most idealistic hearts, until they no longer recognize their earlier glory. One idealistic man refuses to be corrupted, tries to shake the bee's nest, and faces the staggering powers that be. A classic. Definitely in the 4-4.5 range. Giving it the 4.5.