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Haylee B (mx) wrote: This movie could've been so much better he had so much potential however it was a total disaster I feel bad even watching it for the actors don't recommend this movie At all
Erwin H (gb) wrote: After going martial art all the way with "Hero" and "House of the Flying Dagger", "Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles" is a nice return for Zhang Yimou to the low-key drama genre that he is good at. Almost similar with "Not One Less" in terms of tonality, Yimou uses unknown amateur cast to tell the touching story of Gou-ichi Takata (Ken Takakura), a 60-ish Japanese man who made a journey in order to recover his relationship with his son. The journey brings him riding alone for thousands of miles to Yunnan to capture the performance of Chinese artist playing "Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles," while he must overcome the barrier of language while on the same time facing new adventure. The movie is effective on telling the story about the importance of relationship. The usage of amateur cast makes the movie works, because everything seems real, almost like a documentary in some point. It is also in a way, showing how differences Zhang Yimou in his movie now compare to previous movie, especially in his view of China government. While in previous movie, Zhang Yimou seems to position himself as opposition to the government, In here he seems like already having peace with the government. That view somehow gives problem in this movie. Showing Chinese authorities giving a very warm welcome to Takata to come to their jail to give him access to shoot a performance video seems like a bit too much. And in some point, seems like the movie want to direct itself to a tear-jerker. But if you are fans of Zhang Yimou, can suspend your disbelief, can stand for the tear-jerker side of the movie, you might be touched by this movie.
Brendan T (ag) wrote: So the artsy nature of this probably appealed to me. I really like the story. One of the better slice of life movies I've seen.
Erica W (br) wrote: Very dark. Very disturbing. This film reminded me of Ian McEwan's early short stories - the bleak, hopeless world. The soundtrack went very well with the imagery. I was particularly struck by Tilda Swinton's performance as Ella - from the long, whispy body hair to the crumbs falling from her mouth, she was every inch the bargewoman. Ewan McGregor was great, of course. He's a phenomenal actor, perhaps my favorite. This film is not for the faint of heart. 17 and up.
David B (gb) wrote: Initially very eager to watch this movie when it came out on vhs tape for the camp factor and the priceless lines (my favorite is "If I don't get out of here I'll die. If I don't get out of here I hope I'll die") I loved every minute of it, by the second third of its length, this becomes quite a dark movie and the imagery and metaphors are quite clear, making it really interesting to watch. Bette Davis looks great, for once actually dressing like a sexual woman, though still refusing to wear a bra...
Greg W (es) wrote: another winner for depression audiences from busby berkley
Dawn (ca) wrote: You will want to see this through but then hate yourself for doing it! Dumb...Dumb...Dumb. Crappy acting and low budget effects. I am being generous giving this flick a 2 rating...trust me on this and pass it up.
Fidel Antonio M (ca) wrote: Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass): A dizzying, chaotic cat-and-mouse thriller that doesn't let up. Greengrass balances high-octane action with the human drama. Tom Hanks' great range at full display, especially at the highly charged climax.
Brandon S (it) wrote: A brilliant film that shows perspectives interwoven with true events. It's less about facts, and more about human beings and what happens to them in circumstances beyond their control, especially those that they're trying to control.This is a masterpiece of naturalism, and a work of mad genius by a stupendously talented filmmaker, and a revolutionary: Ms. Kathryn Bigelow.