Solid Graphic novel adaptation about how violence lead to a domino-effect on an entire family and the psychological effects it has on them. William Hurt do one of his best appearances in God knows how long time by growing himself a goatee and doing a mean vicious character. The rest of the cast is also excellent as we get Viggo, Ed and Maria in top form. Nice to see Cronenberg have a mainstream hit once in a while.
Obviously this greatly appeales to many people. Strangly not so much to me. Strangely, because here is a lot of violence which I like; sexy Maria Bello who does a very good performance; twists and turns make the movie interesting. However, in between the plot develops so slowly, it gets boring; Mortensen's "mildness" is disproportionate; Ed Harris' acting is poor, William Hurt's performance is a joke. Just solid.
Impressionante come si possa facilmente deturpare la bellezza di un soggetto con pochi piccoli dettagli. I protagonisti sono lo stereotipo della famiglia media statunitense in una piccola cittadina modesta, il cui american dream viene sconvolto da dei segreti oscuri, come in mille altri film a stelle e strisce. Fino agli ultimi 15 minuti l'ho trovato guardabile, poi è andato tutto in vacca con la sparatoria in villa.
9 - Sometimes the most straightforward questions have the most unsavory, complicated responses. The portrayal of fantasized situations that maintain a degree of verisimilitude by eluding easy answers has always been one of the facets of cinema I have prized the most.