Actually it's great. Strange reputation.
Considering the deader than dead 'gangster buddy' genre, this was a pleasant surprise. The direction keeps things moving at a steady, lighthearted pace and Pacino and Walken haven't been this much fun to watch in ages.
Despite an interesting premise and sharp period details, Anonymous is surprisingly boring; the narrative is sloppy, tepid, and burdened with a long list of characters that I stopped caring about halfway through the film. Emmerich didn't go for a disaster film this time, but the results are disastrous all the same.
As an exercise in how to direct a grand story with pre-eminent style, this remains an unsurpassed landmark.
Highly engaging blend of screwball comedy and romantic melodrama, which takes its own genre defying path and ultimately becomes impossible to categorize.
A sympathetic portrayal of people caught up in war and how they react and deal with the consequences in different ways. Some fine performances ( Hiam Abbas, Alexander Siddiq, a memorable cameo by Willem Dafoe ) and an excellent soundtrack make this a thoroughly engaging experience. My favorite Schnabel film.
Johnny Depp's performance is a pleasant surprise in this light as fluff old fashioned Hollywood flick.
Scores big points for Sakamoto's melodic score, Storaro's lush cinematography and the radiant beauty of a young Keanu Reeves . A sympathetic, loving tribute to Buddhism. Makes for a great trio of films on the subject along with Scorsese's Kundun and Herzog's Wheel of Time
Stylish camera work, slick editing and all round technical expertise as Spielberg makes a sci fi action classic that looks superb on the big screen. The central character of a father trying to keep his children from harm's way is the perfect human backdrop to the central thrust of the film: the relentless, merciless invasion of earth by an alien species.
Kevin Bacon is terrific in Verhoeven's underrated thriller.
Rudolph made some great films in the 80s.
Man is the evil force in nature. Like a cancer he multiplies out of control, spreading far beyond the boundaries mother nature laid down for him. And wherever he goes, he will be a portent of death and destruction, for greed is what drives him, not love.
Tanovic impresses with deft pacing and skillful direction. Farell gives a fine performance in a difficult role.
Explorers ( with a young Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix ) is missing too...
Slightly better than Black Hawk Down, but thats not saying much. Best American film about Soldiers in Iraq: Redacted.
Boom! was selected by John Waters for his top ten list submitted to Sight and Sound poll 2002. Interesting choice. I liked the film and look forward to seeing it again. Losey never made a dull film.