Do I have to like this indistinct film except for Eastwood's narcissistic manifestation as an actor, always sticking chauvinist jokes and grimaces of a supposed great character? Supposedly about an idiosyncratic filmmaker and film of the classical period, but in reality, his "entry" in the African universe, a kind of a (possible) "Hatari". The customised academicism is a triumph in the land of irrelevant symptoms.
Film che non lascia il segno nella filmografia di Clint,ma che si lascia apprezzare per il suo stile sobrio e ben dosato,i suoi paesaggi mozzafiato ed il bellissimo finale,che si eleva parecchio dal resto della pellicola.Doveroso omaggio a John Houston e a una terra che al cinema ha dato tanto.
Clint Eastwood is compelling as John Huston in this adaptation of Peter Vietel's novel about the shooting of "The African Queen". The screenplay isn't as engaging however as the sole focus is on Huston's character to the detriment of the other characters and the movie itself.
The one-two punch of Eastwood's misogynistic response to anti-Semitism and brutish physical attack against racism delves more complexly and fully into Eastwood's iconographic revision and deconstruction than the entirety of his '00s output. One of his most vital works.