A bit heavy on the jargon, and the close attention required to grasp the financial scheme enabling Rick Carver Realty works against it. But the compassion for the evictees and their reality of getting tossed out onto the street was, in practically every scene, an effective contrast to the impersonal, legally-backed greed allowed to take place. Good stuff, and probably better a second time 'round.
distribuito da Netflix è un film sulla crisi finanziaria che ha messo in ginocchio i mercati immobiliari per colpa dei mutui a tasso variabile. Più che somigliare a La Grande Scommessa, però, siamo dalle parti di Due giorni, una notte: una guerra tra poveri che raggiunge vette drammatiche molto forti. Senza l'asciuttezza dei Dardenne però il film è bello carico, anche forte, diventa quasi un thriller a tratti.
There's some great filmmaking in here, at least at times. Mostly in the crafting of tense, frustrating, overwhelming scenes where the hopeful, desperate expressions of the about-to-be-evicted melt away into pained scowls. There were some great performances going on but, ultimately, as a whole the film isn't great. Evil people are over-the-top evil, and so nothing gets resolved (or even truly commented on). Who cares?
A faustian tale that becomes too theatrical for it's own good. Still, 99 Homes is a powerful examination of the ugly side of the housing market crash and those who are benefiting from it. Michael Shannon puts in one of his very best performances. Garfield is great but too damn good looking to pull off his character - similar to several Kiera Knightly roles. The film has a tight pace and a strong subject matter.
Buona pellicola di denuncia da parte di Bahrani,che fà intuire quale schifosa speculazione ci sia dietro le bolle immobiliari e la moralità dei personaggi che ne stanno dietro.Quel lato funziona bene,meno quello più lacrimevole del protagonista e del suo conflitto etico,che Garfield sotterra abbastanza. Nella prima parte è molto minimale,poi lo script non aiuta e non riesce a decollare. Lavoro a metà,cmq discreto.
The eviction scenes were some of the hardest things I've had to watch. Garfield has matured into an outstanding actor. Shannon's role fits him perfectly with that badass look of his. 99 Homes shows greediness, what we do in times of despair to save the ones we love and how it turns against us.
Shannon again proves he's one of the most unique actors currently working in America. This is a dark and uncomforatable story set at the intersection of desperation and greed within the pulsing heart of capitalism. Bahrani pulls no punches in his unflinching portrayal of the rapidly expanding inequality in modern America. 4 stars.