A foster boy is befriended by a lost dog who turns out to belong to the President of the United States. The boy decides to run away from the foster home to return the canine to the White House -- "Because it's the right thing to do!"
- Stars:Eric Roberts, Eliza Roberts, John-Paul Howard, Little Bear, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister, Priscilla Barnes, Paula Devicq, Tim Peyton, Linda Bella, Paula Nelson, Kerry Wallum, Alexander Yurchikov, Bill Heiser, Corbin Timbrook, Bernie Kopell,
- Director:Bryan Michael Stoller,
- Writer:Bryan Michael Stoller
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First Dog torrent reviews
(nl) wrote: A very good movie to watch with the family!
(ru) wrote: Interesting film, yet curiously lacking something. The first half hour is incredibly slow, and I'm talking GLACIER here. But it's all to put us in the same state of mind as our protagonists...listless and bored...to make the big turning point that much more shocking. And shocking it is, holy shit. But what's most interesting is that after the "event" happens, the film maintains it's leisurely pace...but now each thing that transpires has you biting your nails and desperately searching the frame for signs of danger. It's a fascinating study in how the same pacing can be used to obtain different emotional reactions from the audience. It's not perfect by any means...the final few minutes, while undoubtedly intense and brutal, ends much too abruptly. And despite knowing West's intentions, the first 30 minutes really are a bit of a chore to sit through. If you can appreciate that this is (admittedly) more of a short film stretched out to feature length, made on a shoestring budget and shot over a week's time, and thrown together purely for the love of the genre (and for a stopping point between Ti West's other two masterpieces), than there's a lot to like here.
(nl) wrote: Crime movie with a twist features a solid lead performance from Thomas Jane, however he becomes less interesting as the movie moves along. The first half of the film is more interesting as we see Stander transform from cop to criminal and the movie delves into the issue of apartheid. Once Stander breaks out of prison and starts robbing banks in the gang, the movie never really distinguishes itself from other crime thrillers. Deborah Unger (beautiful as ever) starts out strong but disappears from the movie sadly. Worth watching and satisfies on a basic action level, but it could have been much more.
(de) wrote: Just worth it for Daniel Day Lewis's brilliant performance. Scorcesse and Leo struggle to create a compelling enough story and that falters big time in the last 30 minutes.
(nl) wrote: Jack Elliot (Tom Selleck) is an aging American baseball player unsuspectingly put on the trading block during Spring Training in 1989 by the New York Yankees in favor of "rookie phenom" first baseman Ricky Davis, and there's only one taker: the Nagoya Chunichi Dragons of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. Upon arrival in Japan, the arrogant Elliot clashes with the Japanese culture and the team's manager, and before long he alienates his new teammates. He believes the rules and management style of his new skipper, Uchiyama (Ken Takakura), are ludicrous, and continues to do things his way, which leads his already dwindling performance to suffer even more. His only ally on the team is another American ballplayer, Max "Hammer" Dubois (Dennis Haysbert), with whom he commiserates about his frustrations, but even Max becomes fed up with Jack's attitude and lack of respect for the game and his team. At the same time, Elliot develops a relationship with the beautiful Hiroko (Aya Takanashi), who is, he later learns, Uchiyama's daughter. After one too many outbursts, including knocking out his interpreter (during a brawl), Elliot is suspended from play. After meeting Hiroko's family, including Uchiyama, Uchiyama admits to Jack that he hired him over the objections of management (they wanted Pete Clifton from the Boston Red Sox) and now his own career, not just Jack's, is in jeopardy. After hearing this, Elliot swallows his pride and admits his deficiencies. Uchiyama becomes his mentor. In a rare show of humility, he apologizes to the team in Japanese and the team rallies around him and teaches him the value of sportsmanship and respect for hard work. Uchiyama lifts his suspension and begins to work with Elliot on improving his play. The reinvigorated Elliot's enthusiasm for team play is contagious and the mediocre Dragons become contenders for the Central League pennant... Bill Diehl of ABC called Mr. Baseball "uproariously funny," while Steve Wille of Sports Illustrated glowed, "Tom Selleck deserves a baseball Oscar." Siskel and Ebert, in their review of the film, commented on its formulaic plot and lackluster writing, but also praised the film for its realistic crowd shots, direction, and Jerry Goldsmith's soundtrack. Janet Maslin of The New York Times singled out Selleck's performance for praise, writing, "The character of Jack, whose being sent to Japan is the impetus for "Mr. Baseball," provides Mr. Selleck with something unusual: a movie role that actually suits his talents. Mr. Selleck's easygoing, self-deprecating manner works particularly well when he lets himself look silly, as he often does here." At the first sight "Mr. Baseball" might look like "Major League" from 1989 and that sort of light sports comedy we have seen many times, but compared to the latter "Mr. Baseball" digs a bit into the study of American values contra Japanese values and each culture. The feeling of ending up in a culture you first of all dont understand which makes you feel completely outside of everything, the struggle to work around it and the values of eventually becoming a part of the specific culture. The clash of cultures is nothing new either, but I reckon director Fred Schepisi manages to create a balance between being entertaining but also showing a deeper side within this comedy. Its also about growing up and understanding the self and others as well. Yes, it is a clichridden film, but you have to take it for what it is. This is the sort of film that really fits Tom Selleck and his acting skills. He is perfect as the arrogant and selfcentered Jack Elliot. The baseball scenes are quite good and realistic, the layers to the story are nice but yet subtle. All in all "Mr. Baseball" is entertaining and I would love to go to Japan in a near future.
(us) wrote: This is a hilarious movie I've seen over 20times. It's so dated but it's heartwarming and fun too.
(es) wrote: Argento sa sempre come mischiare le carte per non far capire il vero colpevole. Uno dei suoi classici, anche se non uno dei migliori
(it) wrote: Edward G. Robinson is the only reason to check out this early talkie.
(ca) wrote: Great epic silent film and horribly important historically. Our 16mm print didn't have sound, but I would love to hear the score originally composed for it.
(de) wrote: This should have been a TV series... not a movie. There is no way the level of character development, funny one liners, chemistry and the budding love triangle could be covered in a movie. Netflix needs to grab this book series and make it as funny, sexy and action packed as it should be. And who the hell cast ranger...!? He was meant to be sexy, dangerous and deadpan... way more muscle.
(es) wrote: Eli Roth is the man.