Luis Buñuel made this adaptation of one of the world’s most famous shipwreck novels, Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, during his Mexican period. Despite the fact that the film veers from Buñuel’s “usual” style, for most it is considered the best film version of Defoe’s book, since the director left his personal touch on the story, and when that director is Buñuel, there’s little room for mediocrity..
- Stars:Dan O'Herlihy, Jaime Fernández, Felipe de Alba, Chel López, José Chávez, Emilio Garibay,
- Country:Mexico, USA
- Director:Luis Buñuel,
- Writer:Daniel Defoe (novel), Hugo Butler (screenplay), Luis Buñuel (screenplay)
The classical story of Robinson Crusoe, a man who is dragged to a desert island after a shipwreck . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Robinson Crusoe torrent reviews
(ag) wrote: Wildly uneven.The three short films are only connected in the sense that they share a vague apocolyptic theme. The first is a zombie film that is, while decently inventive, spends a majority of the time building itself up as a romantic comedy (most the comedy falls flat) before devolving into pseudo-science that is utterly illogical. I don't need for zombies to make perfect sense, but so much time is spent on a build up that is quite simply ludicris.The second film has the best idea and plays off like I Robot meets Blade Runner, yet honing in on the philosophical aspect. This short would be perfect, yet the lack of budget really brings the piece down. The robot is entirely a physical effect and at time is simply unconvincing. I wish they had the budget to throw some cg into the mix. The ending is not unexpected but it sure is shocking.The last short is hilarious. Plain hilarious.I recommend Doomsday book with reservations. Great ideas meet uneven delivery.
(es) wrote: A cutting look at imperialism and its continual, pervasive, destructive force throughout the world, and those who deny its existence.
(it) wrote: Excellent documentary!
(ca) wrote: There is some good stuff floating around in this movie, but it's just too mediocre to be considered a classic. With Robert Englund at the directing helm and starring Stephen Geofferys, it had some potential, but it just falls flat in the end. I'd still like to see the uncut laserdisc version make a DVD release someday. Perhaps it will be slightly more enjoyable. Who knows?
(nl) wrote: Any Jim Jarmusch film that boasts the talents of excellent actor Roberto Benigni is a film that I can't miss.Like with many Jim Jarmusch films, Down by Law is an example of a film that takes place in a very small setting and has the importance of the story rest on the complicated characters involved with each other. Yet surprisingly after taking the time to make the characters interesting and establish the complicated relationship between them, he moves them from prison on a journey for escape. The film is a large step up from Jim Jarmusch's previous effort Stranger than Paradise because the journey the characters take is a significantly more interesting one.While the slow pacing in Down by Law and lack of big dramatic events may disappoint some viewers, the gentle movement of the story in Down by Law is iconic of Jim Jarmusch's film style. It is a film about characters, and not about events. And while admittedly I felt that the effect of this was occasionally dull as well, I had an appreciation for Jim Jarmusch's film style and could sit back and relax while the events unfolded around the characters in Down by Law.Although the characters are the most important aspect in Down by Law, the scenery of the film is great because it produces an interesting setting for the story to wade through, shifting from prison into an escape and the locations the characters progress through. And all against the black and white colour palette of the film which in its own way symbolizes the way that the characters in the film view the world in a very simple black and white manner. Down by Law's simplicity and gentle atmosphere combined with its visual style of black and white and still cinematography reminds audiences of the older films that chronicled similar themes using the now dated form of technical storytelling that can be looked back on. Down by Law's simplistic style reveals Jim Jarmusch's passion for the older film style which he brings out through his means of independent filmmaking, and it is a bold and ambitious move which is a very admirable one.Down by Law also boasts a strong script. By capturing the real humanistic language of its characters as they are stripped down to the bare nature of them as men, we are given a look into their souls and establish their differences which gradually become the source of how they take different approaches to complicated situations and develop conflict. Essentially, there is a lot of complex humanism that comes from the relationships between the three protagonists in Down by Law, and Jim Jarmusch's intelligent and thought provoking writing style establishes strong figures for the cast to work with.Tom Waits' lead performance is great. Most of the time in Down by Law, Tom Waits is a very stoic figure who doesn't say too much and allows the majority of the emotion to simply come from his facial gestures. He doesn't talk his way out of things, he silently sits them out which causes audiences to really wonder just what is going on in his head. It is a question that nobody can answer because the characters is very complicated, and Tom Waits' strong performance suggests that he spends the film trying to figure it out. His mere presence in the film alone is very appealing, but his performance manages to do a strong job and give Down by Law the appropriate lead character to explore the themes and dynamics as he comes to terms with them. Tom Waits gives a great performance in Down by Law.John Lurie's supporting performance is an effective one as well. Engaging with the surrounding cast in Down by Law very well, John Lurie manages to give a strong effort that reminds us how well he works with Jim Jarmusch again after their previous pairing. And while his performance doesn't stand out as much as the other cast members, his chemistry with Tom Waits is effective because it is easy to really see the dramatic tension going on between them which makes the rough edge of the film even more intense and effective. John Lurie handles his material well as one of the leads in Down by Law, and the result is a meaningful and effective performance.Roberto Benigni's presence in Down by Law is the source of most of the comedy. As his natural comedic charisma is excellently energetic in most films he stars in, it is no surprise that in Down by Law he is the main thing leaving audiences laughing. Roberto Bengini quickly and sharply says his lines with a natural charisma and his charm makes him embody the role perfectly. His interactions with both Tom Waits and John Lurie prove to lighten the mood and prevent it from descending into dull melodramatic territory which makes the atmosphere of Down by Law more enjoyable and enlightening. Roberto Benigini is an excellent cast member in Down by Law, and the scenes involving his chemistry with Nicoletta Braschi are always a nice touch.Ellen Barkin's opening tirade in Down by Law is one of the best things she has ever done as an actress. She has a big name but hasn't done too much high profile stuff in the recent years, so it is good to see her working in small scale material such as Down by Law and putting her actual acting passion into the part even for only a brief amount of time is just terrific. She gives the drama of the story a good start with her brief performance, and she make a memorable presence in Down by Law.So while Down by Law may have difficulties appealing to audiences who are not already familiar with Jim Jarmusch's iconic film style, its intelligently written screenplay, strong cast and simple story mostly make up for that and render it a fair step up for Jim Jarmusch's career as a writer and director of independent cinema.
(fr) wrote: "In the Heat of the Night" has not aged a day, and stands just as applicable and important to society now as it did upon its release in 1967. I cannot think of a better film to win the Best Picture Oscar than this absorbing police thriller.
(us) wrote: [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=sandybrown]United 93[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=sandybrown]2006[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=sandybrown]Rating: 40/100[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=sandybrown]I really wanted to care while I watched this film but I couldn?t bring myself to care in the end, what the people of United 93 did is a great act, and this film was a good memorial to those who cared for the characters. But I felt engrossed at the beginning of United 93 but I gradually lost interest and it just dragged on until I just was kind of thinking things like this is getting slightly repetitive, I appreciate the sense of desperation. However, towards the last 30 or so minutes, it felt tiresome to me, the tension was gone by then, I just was getting back into it by the end. Overall, I just found this to be badly paced and repetitive.[/color][/size][/font][font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=darkorange][/color][/size][/font]
(kr) wrote: It was OK but not as good as the original.
(gb) wrote: dreary, boring, lifeless.
(br) wrote: No es mala, pero tampoco es genial. Lo que la salva es la msica, que me pareci estupenda y las actuaciones de Travolta y De Niro.
(de) wrote: Having fallen down on the technical front, "Nailbiter" has only its story to rely upon as a saving grace. Except that the movie is a letdown in this department, as well.