Hired to rescue escaped inmates, a Florida man is framed for a Cuban gangster's assassination.
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Frances H (it) wrote: Nothing like astronomy or particle physics to make you think about the differences of size and complexity of the universe (or multiverse.) Fascinating documentary.
Brett E (kr) wrote: Kate Winslet was pitch perfect throughout, definitely deserving of a Best Actress nom (and WIN) at the Oscars. She's never been so raw, so cold yet full of hidden emotions at the same time. She gives a brilliant, flawless performance.Leo was good, but not as great as Kate. He was somewhat stiff throughout, which I know is a part of his character but at points his delivery was so ready & so stagy that it didn't hit home. HOWEVER, he really lets loose in the final half hour, when his character cracked, and it gave me chills. Brilliant moment.I wasn't a fan of the (count 'em) THREE false endings of this movie. It should have ended 20 minutes before it did. The emotional intensity reached its peak, and yet it continued on & on & on.Michael Shannon as a "not well" neighbor was one of the best parts of the movie. The writing, acting and directing of this character was very well done.I also wish there were more scenes in the beginning showing WHY these 2 people love each other...a LITTLE more of them being happy would have gone a long way & it would have been more devastating to watch things fall apart.
Avery H (es) wrote: this movie was really hard to follow. i sisn't read the book so parts of it i couldn't understand. "wild Bill" actor wasn't very good either. blah
Monique Y (us) wrote: Nice surprise for a saturday night stranded at home with a cold. Enlightening also since I never heard of Pekar and his comic books before. Giamatti and Davis gave a great performance and I did appreciate the interjections of Pekar and Brabner throughout the movie. Well made!!!
Larry W (kr) wrote: One of the funniest movies I have ever watched.
Nicki M (jp) wrote: Dull rather than bad. Good cast, particularly the younger girls. Thora Birch and Christina Ricci are always good. The older cast not so good. The 60's setting for the flashbacks didn't personally resonate for me, but I imagine they might for some who grew up in this era, with the outfits and soundtrack. The story is just too plodding and doesn't really go anywhere. I watched this all the way through when it was first released and remember being bored and unimpressed. I wondered if time and age might have softened my opinion. Unfortunately, I still find it a snoozefest. Gave up on it this time around 40 minutes in.
Kenneth L (de) wrote: I had never even heard of this movie until yesterday, but it turns out I was really missing out. This is one of those films where pretty much everything came together perfectly. Its story is worthy of a great 19th-century realist novel, while it's style and surface reminded me of, of all things, one of Hayao Miyazaki's slower pastoral movies.The movie tells possibly the most compelling story about farming that I've ever seen. It opens with two old-fashioned farmers (Yves Montand and Daniel Auteuil) living and working in Provence, France, casting an envious eye on a neighbor's land. When the neighbor dies, the land is inherited by his naive, city-dwelling nephew Jean (Gerard Depardieu), who enthusiastically embarks on his new life in the country. He has high hopes for his new farm, but doesn't realize that his neighbors are working to undermine him.Depardieu gives a great performance as Jean, whose starry-eyed idealism about rural life is gradually worn down over the course of the film. Depardieu elicits a lot of sympathy for the character, even when he's at his most hard-headed and unrealistic. Yves Montand is also very good as Cesar, the wily old farmer who has absolutely no qualms about screwing over the city-slicker, yet does not come off as particularly malicious about it. The most complicated role goes to Daniel Auteuil, as the younger farmer who has to constantly lie to Jean even as he is ostensibly helping him out.The movie, which won several BAFTA awards including Best Film (though curiously failed to get an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Picture), is beautifully shot and paced by director Claude Berri. So many of the images are wide-shots that capture the atmosphere and look of the southern French farmland, all in bright and sunny cinematography. There are lots and lots of short scenes contributing to a story that takes place over about two years, and yet the scenes never feel too short or schematic. The pacing isn't hurried, but never drags either. The screenplay, from a novel by Marcel Pagnol, fully develops the characters and allows the conflicts to unfold naturally. The overall result is a film that isn't flashy or overwrought in any way, but tells an interesting story in a manner that feels exactly appropriate to that story. The only complaint one might have is that the movie actually ends with an opening for a second part, but that second part was shot at the same time and released as another film, "Manon of the Springs," which hopefully I will be able to get to soon.
Spencer P (us) wrote: Robert Rodriguez' kid-friendly espionage caper is full of action, imagination, and is reasonably fun for both kids and parents, even though the production values have definitely aged.
Stuart A (es) wrote: He's mad, that's about it. It's visually pleasing, but the character is minimally developed and the plot seems overly simple. After all the revenge ridden running around, the movie just sort of ends, loosely tying the opening scene with the final. Barely 4 stars.