It's 1983, and hopeless junkie Dick gets an unwelcome visit from the past - his seriously sleazy former cellmate, Bug, to be precise. Bug requires a crash course in the 80s: different music, different drugs, and machines in walls that dispense money. The latter development gives Dick an idea.
- Stars:Stephen Eric McIntyre, Timothy Olyphant, Joe Anderson, Rossif Sutherland, Jon Ted Wynne, Steve Ratzlaff, Mark McKinney, Ernesto Griffith, Kelly Wolfman, Turk Scatliff, Leigh Enns, Will Woytowich, Susan Kelso, Harry Nelken, Tracy Beemer,
- Director:Gary Yates,
- Writer:Lee MacDougall (play), Lee MacDougall, Gary Yates
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High Life torrent reviews
(ag) wrote: It's should've been better than this
(jp) wrote: I love Rose McGowan and a couple of the other actors in this, but it really is dire and unoriginal. Why do the pets always get killed? And why would they make the antagonist so flipping annoying? And how would he keep getting away with so many crimes being a minor or not? Crap crap crap. Annoying irritating crap.
(ag) wrote: worth hunting down -- pretty provocative and intriguing...
(us) wrote: For some reason I just want to beat the shit out of Michael Cera with a sock full of quarters. Not sure why.
(ca) wrote: Interesting premise. Cheap thrills and a lot of ass-kicking.
(fr) wrote: I liked this movie a lot better than the critics or the audience so far have on Rotten Tomatoes did. Malkovich and Goodman were their usual brilliant selves and the dialogue was intriguing. It meandered, but it was not at all directionless. I thought the concept was great and the execution was pretty damned good. I can't understand why everyone else disliked it so much. I'm glad I ignored the ratings and watched it anyway.
(de) wrote: same story for house of dead
(fr) wrote: For my money, much better than "Go Fish." Loved all the London city sophisticates who might be Los Angeles transplants. The kids of Carnaby street parents strutting around Soho in thrift shop clothes and being cool. James Purefoy is great and Jennifer Ehle wonderful.
(br) wrote: very dissapointed.it wasnt bad, i was just expecting more...thats all i would still watch it again
(br) wrote: Has some good awards and accommodations towards it.
(nl) wrote: Insignificance is an interesting and talky film: part comical, part intellectual, just a bit tragic. It has some upfront symbolism, which may add value if you get it or may irritate you. While it does not really feel much at all like Bunuel films in terms of vibe, it is reminiscent in that it digests human culture through a comical dream play. The performance of Theresa Russell as "The Actress" stands out, she plays her character with a combination of winking intrigue and stoicism. How much of life is an act? How much is play? How much and what should be taken seriously? The character interactions feel at times authentic (or at least sincere), at times spontaneous, but then falling into stereotype. Anyhow, this is the type of film where your enjoyment of it will be largely based on how much you get it (there is not enough else in the film to be appreciated by itself). For myself, I understood it somewhat and enjoyed it somewhat.
(gb) wrote: Slow at the beginning, excellent in the middle and utterly dissatisfying at the end!
(us) wrote: Yes I have dusted off the Hitchcock box set and started again with this black comedy. It's dark humour seems more advanced than a 1950's film and is a typically frustrating watch as the whodunnit plot is revealed
(br) wrote: Unsurprisingly, not as good as the first, but it's 80 minutes of harmless fun.
(it) wrote: A truly enjoyable classic. I just wish John Qualen's character would've been more likable. Would've pulled me into the movie more. Not being able to identify with an "underdog" main character is an issue.
(ag) wrote: Was not as bad as I thought it was going to be... But still only gets 2 stars which isn't saying much about the quality of the film either.
(es) wrote: Nice premise but an average poorly shot movie.
(es) wrote: The prime goal of a bank robber, besides immediate financial gain, is efficiency, and this is for a number of reasons. Nobody wants to hear the story about a successful bank robber for the very virtue that he was successful and, on that particular day, evil won. The immortalized stories and the ones that get repeated through generations, or, in this case, get movies made about them, are those that were peculiar or not-so successful. An inefficient bank robber has more of a probability of their identity being discovered, their alibi in case of indictment being compromised, or their ultimate goal of getting the money and running being corrupted by the police, who's prime goal is also efficiency. The issue is that robbing a bank can go a number of different ways and nobody really knows what will happen until it is happening.These reasons and more are why the story of John Wojtowicz is so intriguing. Based on the true story - a story so absurd that it must be reiterated time and time again that it is indeed rooted in fact - of a bank robbery taking place in Brooklyn back in 1972, Dog Day Afternoon follows three men, Sonny Wortzik (Al Pacino), his friend Sal Naturale (John Cazale), and another accomplice named Stevie (Gary Springer). The three men attempt to rob the First Brooklyn Savings Bank one morning, and the plan goes awry almost immediately when Stevie loses his cool and abandons the two men after Sal first draws his gun. In another unfortunate circumstance, Sonny and Sal realize they've chosen to rob the bank right after the daily cash pickup truck has arrived, meaning the bank only has around $1,000 in the vault.Sonny attempts to make up for this circumstance by stealing the bank's traveler's checks and burning the bank's ledger that keeps track of all of them. The smoke from the small blaze alerts nearby businesses and law-enforcement of suspicious activities, and what was supposed to be a routine, by-the-numbers robbery becomes a hostage situation and a media spectacle. The incompetent and defeated Sonny winds up attempting to hold the young, female bank tellers hostage, as well as maintain his cool long enough to request enough supplies and transportation to get him and Sal to safety as quickly as possible.The problem is that, throughout the course of Dog Day Afternoon, nothing happens as quickly or as conveniently for the characters as possible. The result is like watching a pathetic bank robbery put on by a band of Saturday Night Live cast members, as both Sonny and Sal are stuck between a rock and a hard place throughout the entire film. This also makes this particular film so interesting because of its constant situational humor that seems to keep building and developing as the film goes along. Nothing goes right for the characters, despite their efforts to make things work, and that's one of the fundamental building blocks of comedy that director Sidney Lumet and screenwriter Frank Pierson constantly toy with.By classification and its inherent nature, Dog Day Afternoon is a crime drama. It centers around a bank robbery and, regardless of how ill-conceived and managed such the bank robbery is, its narrative is ultimately fixated on a crime. Having said that, it's worth noting how seamlessly Lumet and Pierson interweave comedy and dry wit into the film's narrative, not turning the contents of the story into a laugh riot desperate for uproarious reactions from the audience, but allowing the pathetic characters and the poor circumstance to work for themselves and create comedy very naturally. It's only right that Al Pacino, an actor who can play both low-key and over-the-top, often in the same film, lead the cast as a character who, throughout the course of the film, looks like the personification of an unattended pot left to hopelessly boil over on the stove with nobody in sight to save or cool it down.Dog Day Afternoon's sole setting and slight number of characters allows for familiarity in faces and locations to build very elegantly. Neither Lumet nor Pierson get too caught up in the spectacle of the entire event and shift the focus away from the interior meltdown to the commotion occurring outside. I'd actually be hardpressed to believe, at least after seeing this, that a short film centered around a successful bank robbery captured in one setting would be as tense as this. The unpredictability and the sheer lunacy of all that is unfolding really assist the film in creating something so crazy without gratuitous shock value that it's truly something to behold for all of its one-hundred and twenty minutes.Starring: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Gary Springer. Directed by: Sidney Lumet.