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Javier T (es) wrote: This movie was better than I expected.
Dean M (gb) wrote: Kiefer Sutherland, the good guy of TV's 24, goes bad in this dusty thriller in which he plays university-educated professional assassin Arthur Banks working his way towards one last hit, employing a help-me-or-I'll-shoot-you kind of charm. His modus operandi involves picking up a woman and forcing her into the accomplice position, but like Jack Bauer in 24, I'm meant to like for him, ignoring his blooded occupation, his lack of conversation and a disinclination to reveal his pearly whites.
Waleed A (us) wrote: this was a pretty dumb movie. lots of questionable parts and stuff to make fun of. the only good thing was Bruce Willis being his usual awesome self, and I thought the kid did a good job. Alec Baldwin played a horrible villain. it was exciting at times but the way some of the scenes were done was just so bad. SPOILERSthe bank scene in the beginning when the son got shot, the SWAT guy unloaded like 25 rounds into him. it was so overdone. by that same logic, the scene where Willis slammed on the breaks in the van, he was breaking for like 20 seconds, hitting like 15 things on the way. it doesn't take that long to stop. the "final battle" scene was flawed in too many ways to describe (1 viewing)
Harry W (fr) wrote: While the prior adaptation of James Patterson's first novel in the Alex Cross series Along Came a Spider was absolutely dreadful, I enjoyed the performance of Morgan Freeman enough to go ahead and see Kiss the Girls.For reasons beyond my understanding, Kiss the Girls was adapted prior to Along Came a Spider even though the series chronologically begins with Along Came a Spider. But that issue was arbitrary because as I learned from Lee Tamahori's adaptation of Along Came a Spider, these adaptations are indifferent to exploring the depth or meaning behind the main character Alex Cross and are more likely to instead strip down to being merely a formulaic crime thriller. My expectations for Kiss the Girls were low, but considering the fact that the novel itself was not too impressive in terms of story I guess it was unlikely I would be too disappointed. The only problem was that the best part of Kiss the Girls was James Patterson's writing style, and so a film adaptation would have to ignore than in favour of actual tangible qualities. At most, I hoped for a semi decent, somewhat tense and well-acted crime thriller even though I still expected not to like the film.It doesn't take long at all before it is revealed that Kiss the Girls will be a hollow adaptation of its source material. The scene which dictates this is the moment where it is revealed to Alex Cross that his niece has gone missing. In the book, this is a heartbreaking moment where the investigation becomes very personal for Alex and he sees his family matriarch known as Nana Mama burst into tears even though she swore she would never do that again. In the film, it is nothing more than a hollow and lifeless moment of uninvolving drama which comes into the story without appropriate time for a sensible tonal transition to occur. It honestly didn't surprise me but it still annoyed me, and so from that moment on I knew that Kiss the Girls would be another lifeless and generic crime thriller film which ignored the heart of its source material, its original story context and any sense of character.Kiss the Girls was not the most exciting or interesting book in the first place, but seeing it drained of all its substance and life and turned into the generic product that it was gave me more appreciation for the book. I guess hoping that a film would be decent if it was based on only a decent novel was a bit much when it was another negatively received entry into the collection of Alex Cross adaptations.The script in the film maintains little of the dialogue that was in the original novel. But to make up for it, the script does admittedly have some fairly effective language in it. Where the script fails in when it tries to tell its story. The screenplay skims over so many characters, exploration of complicated relationships between them, subplots and other elements which leaves the film bland and tasteless. When Gary Fleder is left unable to salvage the film beyond its visual appeal, viewers are left unable to enjoy it because the fact is that Kiss the Girls remains a poor adaptation of a somewhat dull story which means that it didn't have high standards in the first place but still ignored enough to pass off as a boring creation. Incidentally, Kiss the Girls gains little to no help from David Klass' screenplay and benefits slightly from Gary Fleder's direction.The general style of the film doesn't mirror the slow burning tense tone of the original novel, but it does give the film a sense of movement and energy. There are some slow and tense moments, but the more effectively atmospheric scenes in the film are when things are really energetic and fast moving. Some scenes in the film are executed with a lot of style, such as the scene in which Kate McTiernan jumps from her captors into a river far below her. The scene is intense and the scenery is strong which makes it one of the best executed scenes in the film. Overall, although the universe does not match what was described in the novel perfectly due to some plot changes, it all looks nice and is captured with some really atmospheric cinematography which gives the film a sense of edge at times and makes it a decent treat on the eyes even if it is not one on the mind.All that is left to take note of in Kiss the Girls is the cast, and the entire film can be broken down on the basis of the performances by Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd.Although Morgan Freeman is not the perfect fit for the role of Alex Cross due to the fact that he is significantly older than the character was described as being in the novel, he still brings two strong assets to the role: his ability to deal with high profile intense situations and his voice. For much of the film, Morgan Freeman is decent at best in the role of Alex Cross. But when the situations get severely dangerous, he acts quickly. He stands strong in the role grasping his weaponry with confidence and staring at his foes with visionary tension, and whenever he speaks any words during the film his natural wise tone of voice gives off the sense that he knows what he is talking about and how to handle the situations he is facing. Kiss the Girls is less of a good adaptation of the book than it is a starring vehicle for Morgan Freeman, but he works hard enough to ensure that his role in the film is not wasted by delivering an imperfect but still strong performance in the part of Alex Cross. He certainly remains a genial presence all throughout the film.In the novel, Kate McTiernan was the spitting image of perfection: a beautiful, confident woman who was also able to put up a fight. Although Ashley Judd executes the strength of a believable fighter, for the rest of the film she seems rather spiritless. It seems as if she was going for a balance between confident and emotionally traumatic, but instead ended up reaching a character who is merely bereft of any sense of charisma whatsoever. Ashley Judd is monotonous most of the time in Kiss the Girls, and when she goes for sad it comes off as artificial. While her scenes with Morgan Freeman are good because he is able to build off of their interactions, she proves to be unable to perform in the role. She has her moments during some of the more casual scenes in the film, but for the most of the film she goes with the weak characterisation of Kate McTiernan and fails to implement in the slightest bit of legitimacy in her portrayal of a victim of kidnapping. So despite Gary Fleder's stylish directorial work and a decent leading performance from Morgan Freeman, Kiss the Girls ignores enough of the plot elements in its source material to become a dull and predictable crime thriller without the clever twists that James Patterson was good at using.
Corey W (fr) wrote: Kull is cool at times but ultimately no Conan.
Joshua T (nl) wrote: smarty and awesome! worth seeing
Sheridan P (ru) wrote: Awesome portrayal of council estate Britain. V funny.
Wilhelm K (gb) wrote: I loved it When that Black with Gold 6.6 Litre, T-top Pontiac Trans Am rolls out..Jackie Gleason was a funny sumbitch
Kenneth R (ag) wrote: Saw it when I was in the 6th grade. Would like to see it again some day/
Jon A (fr) wrote: This should have been the point at which they said "Enough". It's little more than a remake of Camping, only not as funny or as charming.
Devon B (au) wrote: The entire film takes place over a three hour period one afternoon in a cold and lonely swedish village. Tomas is the preacher at a church where attendance has dwindled so much it can be counted on one hand. But it's difficult to expect people to come hear someone preach when his own faith lacks conviction. Pastor Tomas has the "old schoolmarm" (played by Ingrid Thulin- who was 37 at the time) looking after him... well, actually the two are having an affair, albeit a rather passionless one. Even though she loves Tomas deeply, he refuses to return her love, as he's still mourning the loss of his wife. In one scene, Tomas tells a suicidal parishioner about his time spent on the battlefield during the war, where he witnessed brutality that contradicted everything God represented to him until his God became a compartmentalized, secret thing that only his wife could really help him to understand. It's his mistress who wants to fill that void in his life, but Tomas can only mire himself in what he calls "God's silence". With Winter Light, writer/director Ingmar Bergman tells a very basic, straightforward story that is wrought with painful and very real emotions. Like characters from many other Bergman films, pastor Tomas is so wrapped up in his own pain, so self-absorbed, he fails to have any empathy whatsoever to his fellow man. It's not so much his beliefs (or God) have failed him so much as he's failed his beliefs. There is much weakness in these characters, but also much strength. What does one do when they think they've uncovered some unalterable truth that everything they've believed in is a lie? How does a mind recover from unbearably naked revelations? Tomas tries so hard to maintain the lie he lives that the only logical result is the resentment of existence itself.
Art S (ag) wrote: Robert Wise has a lot to answer for - after all, he is responsible for editing The Magnificent Ambersons when it was taken away from Orson Welles (there is also The Sound of Music). But he does know how to craft a film - something he may have learned when he was part of Val Lewton's stable of directors doing low budget but effective horror films in the '40's. You can see this craft in films like Odds Against Tomorrow or The Haunting...and in this film which is based on boxer Rocky Graziano's autobiography (with a screenplay by Ernest "North by Northwest" Lehman). Paul Newman is young and hungry as Rocky - and once you get used to his cruddy Brooklyn accent, his performance is electrifying. Method acting probably but it works and everything hangs together just right. Wise creates a good sense of time and place and, although predictable, the story is punchy and compelling. You can see how this may have influenced Scorsese's Raging Bull. Won an Oscar for B&W cinematography and it shows.
Alisson P (jp) wrote: Um bom drama, destaque para Edward norton