I think a lot of disappointment might be stemming from the fact that it's not flourishing and flamboyant like an Olivier or "action" oriented and cocky or gritty like a Fuqua or Helgeland.
This is a beautiful film.
A true classic.
It could be the worst film I've ever seen.
A very good film, but not a masterpiece.
Im not afraid to say that this film is "nothing". Extremely unsatisfying.
Bresson has better films, sure, but why are everyone here whinning about it at this rate? Terrible at acting?! Still way better than your Scorsese. To me this film is a poem (like all other Bresson films) which is written concisely and to the point, and it's pure cinema.
It could be way better if it didn't have some rediculous dialogues and overactings.
3.5 stars from me. I watched this a month ago, thought it wasnt the best Woddy Allen at all and I still dont think it is... But, its a warm film with a wise script.
its a 50 minutes movie with 10 minutes of ending credits... But I love it.
This was... a masterpiece. Sit back and learn how to make a film.
Nicely crafted. 4/5
3.5 stars (4 stars, because I had to)... Extremely boring dramatization, but it gets better toward the end. The problem with this type of film is, the historical event is important enough to avoid showing boring conversations and overactings among victims' relatives. This should be a documentary style film.
Great film, but Bergman has better films.
I watched the extended version, it was very typical.
Montage and again montage.
Documentary Rashomon style.
An artist like Ozu doesn't need to pretend he's smarter than you. He could make a simple, heartwarming film about ordinary people that's still fresh after 50 years.
This was terrific.
OK, it was fun watching this and that's all about it. Neither a classic nor an amazing piece of cinematic masterpiece everyone is talking about. It's always funny when two guys pick up guns and use words like "motherfcker", Tarantino didn't invent it.
I saw this on TV and thought it was trash.
An improvisation?! Give me a break, it was better than any script driven films I've seen lately. MASTERPIECE.
A very simple film narrated through memories and feelings with eye catching cinematography. In contrast to The New World which was a total failure in my opinion, Malick's favorite method actually works here (because of the subject). Before I watch this film someone told me it's philosophical like 2001: a Space Odyssey... Hell no it isn't. It's just a good film by Malick's standards and deserves a 4 star rating.
Squash his head, put him in the pot...