12 September, 2014
While the plot is about okay, the execution is a… More12 September, 2014
While the plot is about okay, the execution is a let-down. The pacing is inconveniently and unnecessarily slow. Such a thriller ought to have a brisk pace, and better twists and turns (which are hard to find herein). Since almost everything is predictable, there's hardly anything to keep me hooked. Yet, I watched it till the ending credits, longing for something worthwhile to occur. My bad, I reckon. Aptly named, I'd rate the movie 1/10.
September 03, 2014
The repetition of certain sequences, although… MoreSeptember 03, 2014
The repetition of certain sequences, although adding to the events every time to unfold the story further, seems a bit odd. The use of nonlinear narrative may prove to be a turn off for a few good men. If you can take that, it's quite a watchable flick (based on a novel which in turn is said to be inspired from real events). The story reminded me of that saying, "It's not the crime, it's the cover-up." Just saying!!
Well, enough said. 3/5 would be fair enough, IMO. Feel free to be a witness & decide the judgment for yourself.
Anne Frank. Had she not been subjected to extraordinary circumstances,… MoreAnne Frank. Had she not been subjected to extraordinary circumstances, this young girl might have ended up as your "girl next door". However, fate has its course. She aspired to become a popular person. And so she did, but not while she was alive. To be honest (as ever), I didn't quite like the whole story. The story of a young girl growing up didn't appeal to me, and most of us already know what Holocaust victims usually went through. The part showing how inconvenient the life of a group was during the hiding was a bit interesting, but not enough to make this TV movie a memorable experience. Ben Kingsley's performance is the most impressive among the bunch of actors. Taking all the aspects into consideration, I find it only fair to rate it 1.5/5.