ahahha. but it sounded great man!
A very fine-looking but ultimately frustrating melodrama, Rust & Bone fails to overcome the off-the-shelf quality of its story's components and its heavy-handed treatment of key relationships. The moment when Stephanie's presence at a fight rouses Ali to snatch triumph from imminent defeat nicely mirrors the way she orchestrates the movements of orcas just before losing her illusion of control along with her legs.
Regrettably, two of Europe's finest actors are squandered in a mediocre melodrama. Schoenaerts' role is nothing more than a caricature, with an Act III emotional transformation that is too little, too late. Cotillard delivers a transfixing performance despite being burdened with a clichéd "underdog surmounts adversity" plot line. I had higher hopes...
Is toughness wasted on the tough? Audiard wants to show that one must be tough to survive today, from eating expired or dumpster food to stealing for your kid to boxing for money. But it's when the tough characters start fighting for each other that their survival becomes sweet and earned. The couple save each other's lives without ever lying to themselves or each other about endless love. Now that's tough.
One of Ebert's last entries in his Great Movies, I was surprisingly sucked into this film about disability, pain, and brokenness that not only was heartbreaking but made you feel bas as you watched it. It had fluid direction, a great performance by Cotillard, and a performance by Schoeraerts that displayed strength and emotion similar to Marlon Brando meetsTom Hardy.
How many cliches can one fit in a single film? Jacques Audiard sets a new world record with Rust and Bone. He beat his pal Inarritu. This bland melodrama is as bad as any Hollywood production. Fans rejoice! Audiard is now moving to the States to direct the next sequel to American Pie.
I liked this film they visual style was top notch but the story seemed to stay only on the surface of the issues facing the characters and tried to be too many things in my opinion. The performances weren't the problem but more just the foundation of the story as there are a lot of good elements that could have been focused on that would have made this film really great.
Tediously self indulgent, way too long and plagued by a surfeit of melodrama and plot devices that all but smothered any chance of my engaging with the tender heart it was trying desperately to set a beating. At times I found it ludicrous especially when pegleg took over the bare knuckle fighters betting book. I liked the hand to snout scene with Orca but mostly this left me yawning and amusing myself guessing what was going to happen next. Sadly, I was all too often on the money.
beautiful film with exceptional characters. Cotillard's portrayal of a woman who lost both legs below the knees was so well done, you'd think it happened to her. Alain van Versch's character is as unaware of what he'll do next as we are, yet sticks to his own logic throughout. People don't realize what they're capable of, until they need to be, at which point, they step up. a film that really celebrates people.