Lagaan tells the tale of the Indian village Champaner, beset by drought and British colonialism in the year 1893. Without a drop of rain in months, the worried villagers of Champaner decide to ask the local authorities for a temporary repeal of their taxes -- the hated lagaan. Led by the heroic Bhuvan (Indian superstar Aamir Khan) they bring their plight to the military governor, Captain Russell (Paul Blackthorne). But the sadistic Russell threatens to raise the lagaan threefold, unless the villagers can beat his men at a game of cricket, in which case he'll lift taxes on the entire province for a period of three years. Bhuvan accepts the challenge, but there's a problem -- no one in Champaner knows how to play cricket. A band of misfits come to the rescue, coached by Russell's soft-hearted sister Elizabeth (Rachel Shelley), and the race is on to be ready in three months' time. An epic reworking of Victory with eye-popping song-and-dance routines.
Roger S (ca) wrote: Manborg doesn't care in the fact that its cheesy; it doesn't care that its prop budget is somewhere around $200, in costumes fresh from Party City and props out of a hardware store. It doesn't care that it was all filmed in one room. It doesn't care about writing or strong acting. It doesn't care about any of that.And that's probably its strongest aspect. It KNOWS what it is. It understands itself. It knows it won't be an oscar-winning movie, or break the mold, or do anything groundbreaking. And in that, its free to have every bit of fun with itself. And that's what makes it awesome. Romance subplot with a socially defunct doctor from hell? Sure. Claymation? Go for it! A training montage? Straight out of the 80's! One-liners? You bet your cybernetic posterior.I can't honestly hate this movie when it goes so far as to hire out the voice actor of RYU from Street Fighter to dub over the martial artist named "#1 Man". That's ontop of all his Dragon Ball Z work. It's just too awesome.
TTT C (es) wrote: (***): Thumbs Up Interesting and with a good cast.
Jocelyn D (fr) wrote: One of my alltime favorites.
Dominick M (nl) wrote: This underatted Cyndi Lauper, Vibes movie has finally come to dvd. You must see it.
Fedor W (de) wrote: Not bad at all. Rourke was good, not the best storyline though.
Daniel T (es) wrote: This film certainly is one of the more classic films of its particular genre. It is really how Jet Li got put on the map, and watching it leaves no mystery why this is the case. I'd tell you that if you've seen and enjoyed any of Jet Li's Chinese films that you absolutely should see this. But if you are, you probably have.
Sarah F (gb) wrote: Yeah, i'd like to see this, i think!
Logan M (au) wrote: A very impressive and important satire about race and show business.
jeroen v (ag) wrote: a particularly bad American rom com with Kutcher at his untalented worst. First sin of any bad comedy: Failing to be funny. Just Married delivers on that one, no problem. Second sin: Badly drawn characters and unsympathetic ones at that. Kutcher needs shooting for overacting, Murphy is supposed to be a rich educated culture snob, but is more like a pool hall floozy and a Courtney Love clone. On top of that the film opens up drawers of clichs about Europe that are so crinch-worthy they'll make your shoes curl up. A thoroughly, solidly bad movie.
Zack N (au) wrote: Worst movie I've ever seen made me go to the hospital to get my eyes ears and stomach fixed
Tim W (us) wrote: Quite good, but not great. It was quick, slick, and kept my interest the whole time. Even the cliche's and stupidities of the movie are masked by how entertaining it was. Forgettable though.
Jonathan B (jp) wrote: **Just a mesmerising and brutal the second time around, Blu-Ray transfer is lovely too**A brooding, intense and often violent drama. Based on a simple premise, Guy Pearce's car gets nicked by a gang of crooks and he goes after them, all set against a post apocalyptic (or post collapse) back drop. Very well acted by Pearce and Pattinson, It occasionally slips into genre territory, before taking a turn in the opposite direction. A polar opposite to the dense and multilayered crime drama of Michod's debut 'Animal Kingdom', The Rover confirms that Michod is a strong talent.
Marc L (gb) wrote: 30 ans aprs ses dbuts, le Found-footage revient comme un boomerang ses origines. Souvenez-vous : en 1980 sortit "Cannibal Holocaust", premier spcimen de "documenteur" dont les scnes de torture sanguinolentes lui valurent l'honneur d'tre mis l'index un peu partout travers le monde. On croyait le filon exploit jusqu' la corde par le cinma Z italien : il faut croire que le cannibale semble encore un croque-mitaine plausible aux yeux de certains puisque sort aujourd'hui ce "Welcome to the jungle", qui il manque peu prs tout ce qui faisait de "Cannibal holocaust" une oeuvre unique en son genre, pour le meilleur et pour le pire. Comme prvu, le nouveau venu reprend son compte la base de tous ces films de cannibales signs Ruggiero Deodato ou Umberto Lenzi : le trip dans la jungle avec des civiliss qui veillent une telle antipathie qu'on comprend aisment que les indignes les butent. Comme prvu dans le cahier de charges du Found-footage, ces connards se filment tout le temps, y compris dans les pires circonstances, ce qui, involontairement, en dit peut-tre aussi long sur notre poque que "Cannibal Holocaust" n'en disait sur la sienne lorsqu'il fustigeait cyniquement le voyeurisme croissant des mdias. On peut videmment vacuer cet aspect sans problmes : il existe toute une catgorie de gens qui se foutent de chercher la moindre raison d'tre aux films de cannibales et les regardent pour voir des gens bouffer d'autres gens, et pour aucune autre raison. Ils seront dus : en tenant compte de l'volution des standards de la violence, "Welcome to the jungle" est surtout insupportablement bavard et, l'inverse de son an, fuit comme la peste toute dmonstration de violence trop frontale. Bref, quand on est de toute vidence un ralisateur timor ou hmatophobe, quel intrt de tourner une bande avec des cannibales ? Autant raliser un film sur les poneys...
Phillip D (ru) wrote: The music is just so good nothing else matters.