An enthralling film made by a filmmaker in absolute control of the… MoreAn enthralling film made by a filmmaker in absolute control of the story he wants to tell (there is not a single shot or camera movement in it out of place), moving in a careful, deliberate pacing towards a shocking conclusion and with Leandra Leal in a top-notch performance.
The plot is predictable and doesn't really come together as a whole,… MoreThe plot is predictable and doesn't really come together as a whole, but the film has a handsome production design, a wonderful cinematography that explores to its best extent the beauty of its locations and two very intense performances from Lawrence and Cooper to make it worth it.
A recycled story full of clichés, like Bill Murray in cliché acting… MoreA recycled story full of clichés, like Bill Murray in cliché acting mode not even able to make a stroke sound convincing and an inevitable cliched final speech to make us forget the several loose ends - the loan shark, the bank money, the legal battle with the kid's father, etc.
With a very solid performance from Witherspoon and gorgeous landscapes… MoreWith a very solid performance from Witherspoon and gorgeous landscapes that reflect all the strenuousness of her character's journey, this rewarding and impeccably edited character study shows how trying to escape one's own life can be a powerful door to self-discovery.
Altman's anti-war classic is a delicious satire - irreverent,… MoreAltman's anti-war classic is a delicious satire - irreverent, subversive and downright hilarious -, with a perfect episodic structure for the sort of anti-establishment vibe it aims for and making the most of its compositions (the Last Supper gag is hysterical) and overlapping improvised dialogue.
In its insistence on being smart and surprising - which this efficient… MoreIn its insistence on being smart and surprising - which this efficient thriller is for the most part - it also comes off as a bit contrived and over the top like a Melrose Place-like soap-opera, directed and edited as a telefilm and whose dialogue sounds at times pretty expository.
A highly amusing and captivating movie with a wonderful animation and… MoreA highly amusing and captivating movie with a wonderful animation and exhilarating action scenes, even if the script suffers from some exposition and doesn't come up with a very convincing motivation for its villain - despite how everything is well wrapped up in the end.
An extremely fascinating, profoundly frustrating yet also surprisingly… MoreAn extremely fascinating, profoundly frustrating yet also surprisingly cheerful account of the greatest adaptation that never was as gloriously envisaged by the mind of an artistic genius obsessed with the idea that he was creating a sacred masterpiece that would change the universe forever.
If it weren't for the strong performances, there would be very little… MoreIf it weren't for the strong performances, there would be very little else to commend in this sentimental, interminable and predictable pile of clichés complete with one-dimensional characters, a ridiculous cinematography and expository dialogue from beginning to end.