Defiantly NOT a martial arts film. More so than any period film before from Hong Kong (Golden Harvest) cinema. Very innovative and loose-limbed, also a great showcase for the limitless abilities of Chan's stunt team, especially his co-star Mars.
Very good film that could do without the overly sentimental ending, the rather annoying screams of Miller at the end should have been muted, so not to detract from the drama.
I cannot believe this only has 9 fans, a very good film.
Sir Ben Kingsley is far more convincing here, than Terence Stamp (The Limey) as a cockney gangster type.
"I looove Sheetz"
Jamie Foxx is pretty good in this, his character is an original.
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."
Pretty good film with swift and involving direction and no ounce of fat. Doesn't take itself too seriously, though isn't without (non-sentimental) emotional involvement which keeps the film from being a cold, but deftly executed genre exercise, with convincing twists and turns done with wit and verve. Could do without the snarky voice-over though which would elevate it to 4 stars for me.
It's not bad. There, i said it. Some of the cultural humour, whether it be Jewish or Mexican was pretty good with subverting of stereotypes. There is some authentic (but offcourse exaggerated) character work with regards to Jill, with an open, unembarrassable elan. It get's a third star mainly because of Al Pacino who also has a great final scene which ends it on a high, after a patchy sentimental final act.
Wheres THE WATCH? Seriously guys keep up with the latest Art-House releases (and you still don't have Statham's SAFE either)...
"It's crying..." :)
Tucker & Dale vs Evil is a better deconstruction of the horror genre. It is also less pretentious and portentous about it with more focus on the social hegemony of horror films as well as actually upending cliches in a more witty, irreverent fashion.
Looks incredible on a 3d tv, Snyder still needs to work on getting us emotionally involved with characters,he eschews genuine warmth and humour and relys on peril and danger instead. However, he certainly creates some awe inspiring and at times breathtaking, beautiful sequences.
Director's cut is better, for obvious reasons...
A shit film for pretentious folk who enjoy faux 80's music.
What a way to start a career. Do the Right Thing and then House Party. Both classics of black cinema (the former of cinema in general also). The rest of it, well...
Im not sure that conviction (from the quote) is evident in the unnecessary final coda of Antares, but it is certainly prevalent through the gritty, transcendent Revanche.
This would have made a great short film, the first 30minutes before the "Mr Orange" flashback are sensational.
The only reason to see this, is to watch Phoenix in his last film before "I'm Still Here". Great performance, not such a good film.
"I am not, the gay"