In Manhattan, the aspirant writer Jabez Stone is a complete loser: he is not able to sell his novels, he lives in a lousy apartment and he does not have success with women. When one of his friends Julius Jenson sells his novel for US$ 190,000.00 to an editor, Jabez fells envy and promises to sell his soul to the devil for success and accidentally kills a woman with his typing machine. The Devil knocks on his door, fixes the situation and seals a contract with Jabez. His low quality novels have bad reviews but become best-sellers; Jabez enriches; has success with women, but has no time for his friends. Jabez meets with the publisher Daniel Webster who offers him a chance to break the contract with the devil.
John M (fr) wrote: I am officially i think 40 minutes into this . . i remember seeing this before . . American Ninja and the many Sho Kosugi flicks . . . the martial arts is solid but the acting is pure B maybe even D .. . If your looking to remember 80's Ninja flicks this might be one for you.
Shaun O (kr) wrote: great start some really cool stuff but slowed down alot and really didnt show enough of what they were doing, some of the tricks at the beginning were out of this world but as the trip went on nothing spectacular was happenin apart from the guy on the beach near the end , felt when they split up it became a bore and ruined the film it went from bein 5 lads to 2 pairs and a single guy, film deteriated from that point if i cud rate halfs the first wud b 4 n a half second half is a measly 2, definately worth a watch although doesnt warrent becoming a film maybe shud have been shown once a week on sky giving me more to watch at home
Jonathan P (it) wrote: 'Graduation', like most high school movies, has little substance, but this one was surprisingly watchable (maybe it's because the cast is hot). I'd probably watch it again.
Steven S (gb) wrote: Today, The Rock is one of those wanna-be movie stars who just wants more attention and money for the most part. I am never too impressed with his movies, or his acting because he really does not know too much about it. However, here is one movie that I actually enjoyed with him. "The Rundown" is a fast-paced action adventure that holds no limits. Everything about this movie is what a true action adventure should be. It needs a badass hero, a goofy sidekick (kind of), a beautiful babe, an ugly looking villian, a giant atmosphere...and a bunch of horny monkies. The beginning of the movie starts off with a little demonstration of how tough our hero is. His name is Beck (The Rock), a bounty hunter who gets what he wants when he has to do it the hard way. He's on the job looking for a quarter-back who owes his boss Bill Walker (William Lucking) money after a gambling match. Beck is a man who knows what he's doing when he's on the job. He studies his targets so he knows what he's up against. In this case, he's up against an entire offensive line for a football team. As the quarterback refuses to give Beck what he wants, Beck gets the order from Bill to do things the hard way. When he does so, he gives two choices to his targets: Option A or Option B. Pretty much, we know that we all want to go with A when it's asked by Beck. Obviously, the quarterback picks Option B, which was a bad idea. Then we experience this awesomely shot fight scene which left my jaw dropped. I saw Beck just turn into this amazing fighter that just goes way over the top that it just made me had to say "That ruled." However, the movie was just giving the audience a taste of what the movie is going to be like. Beck is an ultra-badass, but he doesn't want to be an ultra-badass. He doesn't like hurting people, he doesn't want to wail on them, he does it because he has to. He has a simple plan for the future: become a chef, and open up a restauraunt. In order to obtain his dream, he has to do one last job: Retrieve Bill's son, Travis Walker (Sean William Scott). Travis is the typical, funny, and somewhat smart guy who tends to be a bit greedy at the same time. He has stumbled upon a precious artifact, known as the "Gato" or however you spell, that happens to be a priceless object. When Beck goes to the town where he is located, which is El Dorado, he finds out Travis' location from the man who runs the town. The Evil Hatcher (Christopher Walken). Now how awesome is it that Peter Berg got Walken to be the bad guy in this movie? Walken is the symbol for bad guys: ugly, ruthless, and very, very greedy. He asks Beck for $10,000 just to take Travis home. Unfortunately, after knowing that Travis knows the location of the "Gato", Hatcher feels that he needs to stay with him to get him the priceless jewel. This does not make Beck happy, knowing that he has to go into a another ready-to-rumble sequence, which is another badass part. Of course, we notice in the next fight scene that Beck steals the bad guy's guns, but never uses them at all. He quotes later in the movie, "I pick up guns, bad things happen to people, I don't like that." This is the kind of badass who has guts, showing that guns don't make you tough. Beck finally has Travis in his hands, but as they escape from Hatcher, Travis makes a sideturn, kicking the wheel of the jeep vehicle they are driving into the dreaded jungle that surrounds them. This leads them on an embarkable journey to get back to the airstrip and to find the "Gato". A lot of action movies in the present day have really dissapointed me lately. Normally because they try too hard to have a decent balance between an interesting story line and over-the-top action sequences. "The Rundown" holds the correct balance of those elements, making this movie an awesome, fun thrill-ride. Beautifully shot with tons of fun action, this is one of the decent action movies of our present day film-making. It's no Indiana Jones, but it comes close to being it's cousin.
Mloy X (ru) wrote: A great realistic commentary about people's lives...not overly preachy or idealistic. All the characters are multi-dimensional and colorful on their own and each are so distinct from the other instead of watered-down copies of each other.
Natasha M (es) wrote: Twisted humour. Good performances from Diaz and Keitel.
Mark W (mx) wrote: One of the best movies you will ever see. If you get a chance to watch it, make sure you do.
william s (mx) wrote: Still hold up even know . Girls can be as gross and as horrible as man.
Private U (de) wrote: Amazingly Funny - I Love This Nigga!!
Greg S (kr) wrote: A very interesting character study that really wouldn't be so were it not for Tim Roth in the lead role.
Zoran S (jp) wrote: Smart and thoughtful existential fable in the guise of a war film. It's one of Monte Hellman's earliest films and already indicates his sophisticated visual style. It's a fine example of what you can do on tiny budget with a smart script and excellent camera placement.
Javier F (kr) wrote: A diferencia de su antecesora tiene un aire aventurero, lo cual es, por supuesto, efectivo. Pese a ello, da para mucho ms y le falta el hermoso ambiente que tan bien luca antes.
Collin S (kr) wrote: This movie... where do I start? This movie is ok. I won't watch it again, guaranteed. The movie is slow to start, and there's hardly any music until the iconic "pretty woman" song/montage. The notorious "big mistake" scene was 10 seconds long... and there was little comedy to this classic "rom com". This was more of a "rom dram". Of course the only saving grace was Julia Robert's acting. Richard Gere is meh and only meh. He talks at one volume and gives the same stupid look the entire movie. Would only recommend to someone who wants a romantic movie... not a romantic comedy. This movie could've ended easily 30 min earlier. I felt this movie could've avoided more drama. There was room for a resolution early but instead, they pushed Vivian further into conflict only to unnecessarily extend the run time.
Patrick C (de) wrote: Watching this movie should be a requirement. It's a national treasure.
Sara T (mx) wrote: Other than Maggie Gyllenhaal's amazing performance, there wasn't much about this movie that I liked or remembered afterward.
SarahJessica T (br) wrote: Not a huge fan. Comedy is so low, it probably comes out on as a drama.
Niels S (kr) wrote: 3 ud af 5 hajfinner. Reklamefilm for Ryan Reynolds' kones yndigheder maskeret som thriller. En smule spndende, men hurtigt glemt.