The taste of PAINTED VEIL was still in my mouth, and there's a great movie here, but buried underneath too many jarring contrasts. However, Jovovich, Norton, and De Niro each create startlingly memorable characters. Perhaps, though, the contrasts of this film make it worthwhile, the different sour tastes of Norton's white trash tongue, the honeysuckle saccharine nude Jovovich, and the old school, lost De Niro.
The conceit - the effects on a man's soul when regret, pride, arrogance and faith get thrown into a blender and set on 'puree' - is absolutely singular for a studio film. Especially one as expertly acted and crafted as this. Despite its truncated ending, recommended as a bizarre, obscure film about the effects of faith on the faithless, which is a rare thing.
"zoraki devam ettirdiğin günlerinin biriktiği ve birbirine artık kenetlendiği bir hayat yumağı.sadece sana ait olan ve dışarı gözle görülmeyen parçacığını bile bulaştırmayan.o kadar sana ait...
yakınlaştıkça ve durdukça yine bir vızıltıyla uyarıldığın uyanış."
bana bunu getirdi.
Most dislike this movie for what are predominately the wrong reasons. The trailer created expectations that ruined the possibility of any decent or fair minded reception. The beginning implies the end. View the movie on its own terms. What's mainly a remorseless, unapologetic character study with philosophic overtones was grossly misbranded as a "suspense thriller." This misses the mark entirely.
It was kind of boring but I guess it's because I wasn't expecting such an anticlimactic ending. DeNiro seems to be back on shape, the same with Norton. Although the performance is not up to the other two Milla Jovovich kind of proof the she can do something else besides the Resident Evil films.