Treasure hunter Ben "Finn" Finnegan has sunk his marriage to Tess and his trusty boat in his obsessive quest to find the legendary Queen's Dowry. When he finds a vital clue that may finally pinpoint the treasure's whereabouts, he drags Tess and her boss, billionaire Nigel Honeycutt, along on the hunt. But Finn is not the only one interested in the gold; his former mentor-turned-enemy Moe Fitch will stop at nothing to beat him to it.
William D (de) wrote: My first review, so I'm sorry if it's low quality. Some spoilers.It's filled with all the elements of a death contest/death maze: fights (with robots); confusion; distrust; betrayal; goings on behind the scenes; the rebel who's out to stop the system.My first review, so I'm sorry if it's low quality. Some spoilers. Short version: The only emotional pulls of the movie were the deaths of the (robotic) extras. Full stop.Longer version:It's filled with all the elements of a death contest/death maze: fights (with robots); confusion; distrust; betrayal; goings on behind the scenes; the rebel who's out to stop the system.It ends up being very, very clich and disjointed. The major gripe is very encompassing: there might be huge internal spatial and chronological inconsistency, but there's no way of knowing because it's all apparently an illusion and it's unknown whose memories really reflect their lives prior to this contest; it's not even clear if internal consistency matters. Characters die in such contrived ways, the contestant most likely to truly be dead died offscreen. One character causes an explosion somehow, that explosion should have incinerated many of the other characters (and a distance quite beyond), but those other characters survive. The robot soldiers fought through the movie are never armed with lethal weapons, yet are always destroyed. The biggest emotional pulls of the movie were the deaths of the (robotic) extras. That previous sentence should be the summary of the movie. Incomplete plot points: which characters are really dead, who's a slave and who's not, is the chancellor (of a corporation?) coup even possible, are characters clones, why didn't the rebellious doctor/hacker mention that it's all an illusion, what defines the viewing grid, why is the technology disparity like cavemen with nano-factories, why did the 'game maker' give the doctor amnesia BEFORE questioning her, what really is Andron?I think the actors gave it their all, they were just working with a really bad script. The graphics, set, and cameramen really seemed to do their jobs well, too.Given the number of good movie ideas that are suppressed, and the Mafia's influence on Italy, I suspect some large criminal organization played a major part in the making of this movie. The company's website is also non-functional, like they never expected anyone to visit.I think the actors gave it their all, they were just working with a really bad script. The graphics, set, and cameramen really seemed to do their jobs well, too.Given the number of good movie ideas that are suppressed, and the Mafia's influence on Italy, I suspect some large criminal organization played a major part in the making of this movie. The company's website is also non-functional, like they never expected anyone to visit.
Ken T (mx) wrote: This one wasn't as bad as I thought it would be...It was worth the one look"
Sai N (fr) wrote: True Story of an "Underdog" team...who ruled the cricket world for 15 years...... a MUST WATCH..for all the cricket fans....
Norman F (de) wrote: Andy Garcia breathes humor throughout this movie.
Chailee B (ru) wrote: Fantastic examination of the complexities of the history of the southern plantation. Well contextualized account of the moving of Midway Plantation that is both entertaining and educational.
Matt G (ca) wrote: Technically, this is a Tony Scott film, and he does a fine job, but it has Tarantino oozing from its pores...which is what makes it such a fantastic blast of cool characters and wonderfully aware monologues. The way it balances the darkness and the hilarious humor is pretty masterful, and the sweetness of the unexpected central relationship is nicely sincere.
Zach S (it) wrote: Set standards for horror films, however, it's really slow at parts and could have had better action
Doc M (it) wrote: I'm surprised by this early directorial effort of Clint Eastwood. I watched the film simply for William Holden, not expecting much in terms of quality, and walked away quite satisfied. In a nutshell, the story is a May-December romance that reminded me of a more recent film, Venus. Kay Lenz plays a bubbly and talkative twenty-year old hippie, who at first really grated my nerves, but as the film progressed she grew on me. Holden was as awesome as ever, playing the the wise-cracking embittered cynic, a type of character he became famous for after Sunset Blvd.The film had its endearing moments as well as its painfully sappy and awkward ones, but overall it definitely went above my expectations. Highly recommended for fans of Bill Holden.
Clay B (gb) wrote: DEMETRIUS AND THE GLADIATORS (1954)
Michael G (es) wrote: Some fun 3rd-string film noir with Robert Mitchum playing... well, Robert Mitchum with a really good cast. Most of the action takes place at an upscale Mexican resort and as a result, His Kind of Woman feels a bit claustrophobic before it moves the too-long climax to a boat. Admittedly flawed, this movie's about 20-30 minutes too long, but Jane Russell's reasonably foxy and Vincent Price is great, even if he gets a tad overbearing (think Bill Murray not shutting the hell up for the last half hour of Ghostbusters) towards the end.
Mayank F (mx) wrote: well acted, throughly emotional and good at heart, Ghost world delivers a vision of what hollywood drama never loses. Wickedly comic nd eerily crafted long journey.
Nicole K (ag) wrote: Good movie love story!
Casey W (kr) wrote: If I could give this movie zero stars I would. From the amateur acting to the terrible script, shot by a terrible videographer, I warm you to not waste your time with this god awful movie.