Based on the true story of two chambermaids (the Papin sisters) of 1930s France who murdered their employer and her daughter. Christine Papin (Sylvie Testud), and Léa Papin (Julie-Marie Parmentier) are sisters with an already troubled past. Madame Lancelin takes them into her home and employs the girls as maids. Christine sees in Madame Lancelin an ideal mother figure — in spite of her severity. But their wretched background — an indifferent mother and drunken abusive father — casts a shadow over the girls and over time their ill-fated situation darkens. The sisters withdraw into themselves and finish by committing the worst — killing Madame Lancelin and her daughter after six years of service, on the 2 February 1933 in Le Mans.
Grant S (ag) wrote: Dull, pretentious crap of the highest order. You would think a documentary on porn-makers would be at least mildly interesting, but this is certainly not. This is due to the people involved being stupid, feral and incredibly loathsome.
shayla k (de) wrote: great love story. you will fall in love with kahn's character
Ron B (de) wrote: A controlling mother is nearing the end. Her two children, who both feel they have disappointed her, travel round the world to see her. Relationships are complex, and in the film at least, I found Doorothy to be completely inlikeable, while Basil although somewhat strange, was more likeable. Now I think I should go back to Patrick White's book and see if that is his version too. (I have not read many of Patrick White's books because I find them hard going - but I'll give this one a go.)
Jonathan B (es) wrote: Not trully 100% loyal to the H.P.Lovecraft story, (rather The Colour out of space vs The Exorcist), but a decently treated horror movie with nice atmosphere, a brilliant opening and some particularly tense scenes, overall an interesting film.
Scott M (it) wrote: John Cusack is so good in this movie. He plays a writer who goes from hotel to hotel debunking horror stories for his books. This particular hotel, the Dolphin, is one that isn't a lie. I really liked it. There were actually 2 endings and the producers decided to chose the happy one where he survives. I liked the one where he dies more.
Carol Jean (ca) wrote: A good dark comedy that has a pretty bright ending! Good movie.
Frances H (ru) wrote: Pretty good suspense flick, but for a little girl who was so smart, Megan didn't show too many brains in the very end. And, how did the kidnapper, Soneji, get a security clearance to be around the Russian president's son anyway, without killing a real teacher of the same name and taking his place. No mention that he did that, although the latex handprint suggested it.
Orlando D (ag) wrote: This lavish and epic musical benefits for a terrific performance from Madonna who is in her element and the supporting players who brings this musical to life. Underrated director Alan Parker(The Commitments, Angel Heart) brings to the screen the stage musical of Eva Peron(Madonna) and her life from a low class girl, who became a mediocre actress and then wife of Juan Perron. Antonio Banderas provides not only a great voice but a charamastic performance as well. Evita, made musicals enjoyable again as musicals were considered a thing of the past . Ambitious yet wonderful.
daniel j (kr) wrote: how do i watch the whole movie
Livi W (mx) wrote: Very good movie. its one of my favs. :]
Heather M (jp) wrote: Burt Reynolds - enough said!
joel b (br) wrote: Dated racial politics and the corniest of corny props (think plywood swords and plastic masks) belie the majesty of the location shots and the poignancy of seeing the real faces of indigenous Mexicans drawn in to make up the numbers in fight scenes. Actually, the faces of the real folk in the background is the only thing of interest here at all.
Nollaig K (ru) wrote: very old sword and sandels epic based on a character from the bible