A brooding detective assumes the persona of his young daughter and obsessively hunts internet chat rooms for the pedophile who killed her.
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Netanya S (br) wrote: The three stars are present only for the artistic style of this film, which is a nod to Gondry and Anderson. The script is weak, the actors wooden and plot empty which wastes the beautiful visuals of this film. Such a shame.
Archibald T (jp) wrote: On Christmas Eve, Angela, a businesswoman, decides to stay at the office a little later than expected. Keeping herself tied up at the office means spending less time with her family which are throwing a Christmas Party. It seems lately her career has been the most important thing on holidays, but luckily this year she's hoping to make the rounds of seeing her family and enjoy a fun Christmas for once. Sadly, she's about to work overtime.When her car doesn't start, she asks the kindly young security guard named Thomas to call her a cab. Instead he holds her up by trying to help with her car. He isn't able to get it started himself and she unfortunately must call a cab. He invites her to a little Christmas dinner he's having all by himself, but she declines. It's brought up in such an awkward way that anyone could laugh at such an invite. I chuckled a little bit myself. "Maybe another time," he says. She reluctantly says "Sure." Of course, she doesn't mean it and only wants to get out of the building. The cab she called for leaves since the lobby she's in is locked. So returning to the security guard for help turns into a life or death struggle when he chloroforms her and forces her into his sick and twisted game. Being stuck in a parking garage on Christmas Eve would make any person lonely. Year after year, Thomas must've been very depressed or at least a little nuts. However, it seems, that this little game of his turns out to be the best thing he could ever want. All he really wants is to help the woman he finds the most desireable, but in ways that are clearly psychotic. Wes Bentley does an impressive job as the menacingly lonely security guard. He makes him seem normal on the surface with a crack of a smile or a kindly gesture. He was a perfect choice.This film does have a generic set up: A woman in jeopardy must survive from a psychopath in a parking garage. Setting it on Christmas Eve, however, made it much more potent than if it were set on just an average day. There were also some pretty thrilling moments as well. One in particular occurs when Angela keeps herself couped up in the elevator only to have Thomas use an alternative means of getting her out by flooding it with a fire hose. There is a moment or two of humor, but probably the most funny part would be the end credit photo gallery of pictures of the security guard briefly flashing up. Overall, Beware of parking garages, lonely security guards with evil intentions and a busty woman carrying an axe. That is all.
Denise P (fr) wrote: A cozy, nostalgic and masterfully suspenseful installment in the soon-to-be-reckoned-with horror genre, Psycho is undoubtedly memorable for its well-edited shower scene and shocking twist, but what makes it endure as an everlasting classic is Anthony Perkins and his boyish charm in the role of the the self-titled psychopath.
Jennifer W (mx) wrote: Gotta love the old school ski movies. Ski patrol is much better though!
Steve S (br) wrote: ***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.***
Annie E (us) wrote: Best line to end a movie on: "We have a 10-80 out here, a truck on fire, we have a man on the lift. We are unable to find the switch to turn the lift off, can't stop the dancing chicken. Send an electrician, we're standing by."
(mx) wrote: The epitome of movies that glorify violence. A horribly contrived argument for violent vengeance against those perpetrating crimes and nothing more.
Miriam S (fr) wrote: hilarious!!!!! sexploitation films are the greatest of all films!!! now invasion of the bee girls is a classic one i have the pleasure of owning. look for the humming when the bee girls are ready to mate and then kill!!! haha!!!
Private U (nl) wrote: Naturally, the book is umpteen times more engaging. But this was a well-executed interpretation. Granted some bits do creak a little bit- I do give Rooks credit for how well he uses the beauty of the Indian scenery.
Barbara R (gb) wrote: Dark and brilliant this film peeks into the underbelly of clandestine affairs, at the height of Cold War intelligence and counterintelligence efforts. Unlike the splashy James Bond films made for the general audience, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold crafts the spy thriller as it should be told - not a story of exploding cars and shoot-outs but one of duplicity, moral ambiguity, and silent double-crossing that destroys swifter and greater than the bullet that follows. Not to mention the film's intellectual core which is brutally honest about the absence of good and evil and the agents who cross back and forth in that gray area. My favorite quote (of many amazing lines) is protagonist Alec Leamus' final speech: "What the hell do you think spies are? Moral philosophers measuring everything they do against the word of God or Karl Marx? They're not! They're just a bunch of seedy, squalid bastards like me: little men, drunkards, queers, hen-pecked husbands, civil servants playing cowboys and Indians to brighten their rotten little lives. Do you think they sit like monks in a cell, balancing right against wrong?" Richard Burton blew my socks off as Leamus and Nan (Claire Bloom), Fiedler (Oskar Werner) and Mundt were also good as well. I also saw Voskovec from 12 Angry Men. The music by Sol Koplan was haunting and enigmatic, completing the story. Altogether a powerful film which shouldn't be forgotten.
Jeff D (it) wrote: Thieves' Highway could have been yet another masterpiece by Jules Dassin but instead we have a strong film marred by its melodrama and studio-influenced ending.
Justin B (gb) wrote: Superb reboot that never strays too far or gets to close to the source material. Everything has been ratcheted up for today's audiences but it works and is one of the few running zombie movies that I genuinely enjoy.
Frit S (ca) wrote: This movie was so crappy
Ian S (br) wrote: This movie, although not fully accurate in historic terms, is still a masterpiece. The soundtrack is fantastic and obviously similar to that of the one in the renowned "pirates of the carribean" series. However, more than that, the camerawork is stunning. Whether it is a sweeping shot of the screaming citizens of Rome, or the hazy yet oddly focused picture of Maximus's flashbacks, the image is always absolutely breathtaking. Above that, the historical accuracies that do exist within the film elevate it above the typical cheesy ancient history movies. Whether it is the depiction of the brutal slave trade, close-up of the cruel nature of man to man combat, or the trap doors and hypogeum of the Roman Colosseum, it is impossible to deny their contributions to the quality of the film. Russell Crowe does a terrific job in an almost certainly career defining role, and joaquin phoenix is equally enthralling. The politics of the film are nicely balanced with the violence of the Colosseum, and viewers are never bored. Twists are abundant, and it follows no cheesy or cliche plot lines. Overall, it is a fantastic movie and well worth watching.
andrew g (gb) wrote: very watchable not sure why its rating is so low
Rowan C (ag) wrote: I am fond of this film... It has a very specific style tinhat is unparalleled...