A massive 5 1/2 hour biopic of Napoleon, tracing his career from his schooldays (where a snowball fight is staged like a military campaign), his flight from Corsica, through the French Revolution (where a real storm is intercut with a political storm) and the Terror, culminating in his triumphant invasion of Italy in 1797 (the film stops there because it was intended to be part one of six, but director Abel Gance never raised the money to make the other five). The film's legendary reputation is due to the astonishing range of techniques that Gance uses to tell his story, culminating in the final twenty-minute triptych sequence, which alternates widescreen panoramas with complex multiple- image montages projected simultaneously on three screens.
Theodore W (de) wrote: Atrociously bad, and fully aware of this. The lead character is a college football player name "Peyton Elway"? Seriously?? They crashed in the Himalayas...going from California to Japan...in a 737?! Too, too much. Not to mention the fact that everyone was supposed to be freezing but it looked like it was shot in 45F weather...
Jill M (kr) wrote: Essential viewing for NYC residents or visitors. A rich story of honor (and gender perspectives sans stereotype) using characters outside the usual Hollywood hegemony.
Marten P (gb) wrote: nicht ganz sicher was ich von dem film halten soll... meistens nur gut aber teilweise schockt er einen schon. wer auf wackeligen handkamera mockumentary und youtube style steht (so wie ich) dem knnte es gefallen
Michael A (au) wrote: A Fontainhas, quartier desherite de Lisbonne, Ventura erre comme une ame en peine, tourmente par la vie et ses fantomes et un plan de relogement social. Costa le filme en plans sequences somptueux comme un herault sortit des mythes.
rufio C (mx) wrote: another underrated David Duchovny flick
Matthew H (fr) wrote: Steve Guttenberg never fails to slay, and Crystal Bernard had me gagging (literally) with christmas cheer. Bravo.
Avid C (de) wrote: Laws of Attraction is a movie about opposites attract. It's funny, putting the antagonist at odds in scenes after scenes and numerous high stakes divorces. It has romance fairly well sprinkled, and just a tiny bit of emotional drama. The settings are beautiful and the scenario engrossing.Julianne Moore plays to perfection an adorably anxious control freak lawyer with a self-esteem problem and a perfect record. She preaches the benefits of divorce, doesn't believe in marriage, and is commitment phobic. Pierce Brosnan's lawyer character has just as much a pristine record, but is more relax and chaotic. He doesn't believe in divorce and is a romantic at heart. Surprisingly, this more bohemian persona fits him well, and he gives a good performance.The piece might not be extremely inventive, as story goes, but it's interesting. The "lie" doesn't rear its ugly head, but the "irredeemable act" makes a brief appearance to change the course of the scenario, and is well handled without too much reproach.It's good funny romance. It will melt your heart. See it.
Grant H (de) wrote: Very good movie. The plot is pretty unique in its hacker point of view, the style and direction is solid, the dialogue is pretty funny, and the performances are very good, especially Miller, Jolie and Lillard.
Kyle F (fr) wrote: One of the best films everFinally, a film that portrays teenagers as they are
Scott R (mx) wrote: With the talent involved, it should have been a lot better. It just isn't funny.
Ord Z (it) wrote: You must not be from Brooklyn 'cause we don't talk like that around here.....