Ismael Lopez (Elejaldo), a petty criminal, shoots and kills a painting restorer during a bungled burglary, and shoots her daughter as well. Twenty years later, and the daughter Leire (Alvarez) has been left mute and with a mental age of a child, spending most of her time in a mental home. A chance meeting between Leire and Ismael, who now works in a bar, leads Ismael to think that she still ight be able to recognise him, and turn him in to the police. With the help of his girlfriend Maite (Lio), he kidnaps Leire and chains her to the bed in his house. He is unable to kill her, however, and instead asks the mental home for a ransom for her return. Whilst a prisoner, though, Leire and Ismael grow closer and closer through his attempts to make her laugh and their mutual love for chocolate.
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Todd K (br) wrote: Well worth seeing! Won't be here long...
Alex P (jp) wrote: During a conversation, my friend mentioned that he heard a few musicians we enjoy had made cameos in this film and, shortly after we were watching it. I will say that it was about an hour and thirty-five minutes long. I'm still a bit perplexed about the ending and, even with a chart I don't follow the logic. So I guess what I'm saying is that, this is a movie I have seen.
Mike M (de) wrote: A drier (put bluntly, less action-packed) experience than "Still Life", where there was at least the construction and destruction of buildings to marvel at. Focusing on one done deal leaves Jia open to the accusation that he's resigned to globalisation, rather than especially critical of or angry about it; it's this tone of wistful nostalgia - underlined by the extracts of poetry and period pop songs he deploys - that presumably keeps him on the right side of the authorities. Were there no workplace accidents in Factory 420? No deadening shifts? If there were, nobody seems to remember any. Jia's methodology - shifting fluidly from one register into another - is liable to leave us as suspicious as anybody's; we could just, I think, be watching a playing out of the official line, in the guise of a director playing with our expectations of film form. One touching encounter early on reunites a middle-aged labourer with the (now retired, and profoundly deaf) boss who schooled him as an apprentice; the rest looks as though designed to be watched (and all too easily rubberstamped) in dusty committee rooms and smarter-than-thou symposiums.
Jared M (us) wrote: Saw the ending...kinda cool and creepy, meez-a-thinksa!!
James L (us) wrote: Outrageous film with an occasional laugh...but so much of the story is just too ridiculous. 2 stars
Mohd S (au) wrote: Surprising me at all.
Christian V (fr) wrote: Cute romantic comedy which gets more serious due to the truth it has to tell.
Matt B (es) wrote: So much fun! Such a unique blend of the western and martial arts genres. Very clever. Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson are hilarious together.
Toad K (ru) wrote: Interesting movie that's all
Marilee A (fr) wrote: Can't multi-task and watch subtitles, but this one is worth your time
Wynn T (ru) wrote: For a 1944 movie, it has all the elements that it takes to capture the reality of the moment...the preperation and emplementation of the first bombing of Japan after Peral Harbour are awesome. I agree with the fact that the footage of the actual carrier take offs and flights over Japan are very well intigrated. The movie did win an Oscar for Best Special Effects! The accuracy of this movie, including the submarine mission into Tokyo Bay ("Destination Tokyo" 1944)for reconnaissance is good. I must admit I have a personal connection...my cousin is James Doolittle. As a child in the fifties, this movie captured me 100%. I agree that the 'love story' part of the movie was typically 'Hollywood', but knowing the 'truth' of each person...it can be overlooked this time around.
Matthew C (ru) wrote: A team of mercenaries must go into the Guatemalan jungle to rescue a group of politicians, but when they find dead bodies that have been skinned and hanged, they soon realize they are being hunted by a brutal predator. Predator has memorable characters, terrific action, and some great comedic moments. What is most impressive about Predator is that even though the last 30 minutes of this film barely has dialogue, it is riveting and is my favorite part of the entire movie.
Ian C (it) wrote: It keeps you interested, but is letdown by a really wank ending.