An excellent ensemble cast film whose main strength lies in its superb… MoreAn excellent ensemble cast film whose main strength lies in its superb performances and a fascinating, well-written narrative that recounts the efforts of a group of committed journalists to get to the bottom and expose a revolting truth - something that is sadly becoming so rare nowadays.
It has the bland, uninspired aesthetics of a film made for television… MoreIt has the bland, uninspired aesthetics of a film made for television but at least understands well the complexity of its subject matter, even if it can't resist some typical clichťs of TV movies, like the protagonist giving in to alcohol abuse and his incomprehensible decision in the third act.
It doesn't matter how cinematic or worth of being a told a real story… MoreIt doesn't matter how cinematic or worth of being a told a real story is (which is the case) when it is made into an ordinary, uninspired biopic full of clichťs and one-dimensional characters, and it is even worse how it looks like a cheap TV movie made by an obviously mediocre director.
A very human and delicate look at loneliness, told as an animation… MoreA very human and delicate look at loneliness, told as an animation that feels like the perfect choice for this kind of story with its waxy characters that even seem to wear masks and are all (but two) voiced by the same person; it is just a pity, though, that the end feels a bit abrupt.
A well-made remake that is brave enough to be completely different… MoreA well-made remake that is brave enough to be completely different from the original movie, and it is so great that it touches on intriguing questions about human nature without missing the opportunity to also discuss today's politics, despite lacking in energy and feeling.
A smart political satire disguised as a comic book revenge movie that… MoreA smart political satire disguised as a comic book revenge movie that combines hilarious dark humor, ultraviolence and science fiction without tonal problems, and it is a wonder to see that although a product of its time it is still thought-provoking and able to entertain.
It is an interesting idea to make it about the character's pre-outlaw… MoreIt is an interesting idea to make it about the character's pre-outlaw story, which comes to life with a wonderful production design and great acting from the cast. Even so, the technical aspects are not enough in a movie that has so many questionable narrative choices.
Cormac McCarthy's adapted story is suffocatingly dense and… MoreCormac McCarthy's adapted story is suffocatingly dense and devastating, a deeply haunting tale about a man struggling to keep his son alive in a hopeless post-apocalyptic world, and it relies mostly on two strong performances by Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
The digital effects may have been stunning a few years ago but now… MoreThe digital effects may have been stunning a few years ago but now look dated and artificial, which is at least compensated by Andy Serkis' impressive performance as the ape Caesar, who turns out to be more well developed as a character than the one-dimensional humans.
A wonderful, good-old-fashioned Western that is compelling and… MoreA wonderful, good-old-fashioned Western that is compelling and amusing, blending humor and drama in a multilayered story centered more on the complex characters than on the action - and it has a lot of memorable dialogue and a perfect pacing that is careful but never slow.