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"
A great film, shame about the unnecessary coda. A must see for all fans of social realism, and those with families.
Watching this along with it's (25th anniversary) making of doc "Raw Iron" really gives you a three-dimensional insight into this world and (from the latter) into documentary film making in general.
Safe is out in cinemas now, it should be one here.
Actually not bad. The fight at the end is certainly better directed then the first film, much more intensity, speed and creativity. Also the ending is truly cathartic, unlike the first with it's rather shoddy execution. A decent film where faith and family intertwine with manhood, pride and guts. Gotta love the fully intentional "City Lights" homage in that last round...
This film would almost be perfect if they replaced the "pretty" anecdote by Clementine with the one in the original script. Also, if they cut out the final shots on the beach (not in any of Kaufman's scripts) and ended it with the corridor scene. Otherwise, a truly great film.
It brings something fresh to the revenge narrative; a transcendent humanistic approach instead of the usual trendy nihilism or blood thirsty vengeance. A quality film.
Would be a three star instead of two if it wasn't for the final ten minutes or so, including the end credits.
Where is his new film "Safe"?
The only true moment in this film (and what a moment it is) is the final scene. Otherwise, there is an overwrought and contrived feel to the many twists and turns of the plot. In dealing with the the young protagonist the film was too calculated and also too focused on the revenge narrative, rather the social/cultural side. A misguided effort that had the potential to be more from the power of that ending scene.
lol at all the literal minded (dare i say it superficial) comments about the logic. It's a pretty good movie that's very engrossing psychologically and strong tonally. Aided by a strong and sympathetic turn by Melissa George and great atmospheric texture throughout. Recommended despite any surface level inconsistencies.