Strength and Honour
A single father decides to break his dying wife's last wish to not box again in order to save his young son from certain death.
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Meghna P (jp) wrote: Total waste of time. Pity considering the calibre of actors.
Nikolus Z (nl) wrote: It is apparent from the mise en scene that this is not a true documentary. I point that out not to detract from the film, which is very good, but rather in the interest of accuracy. My suspicion is that this is more likely an unscripted film made with nonactors, but scenes were clearly planned ahead of time.The film purports to be nothing more than a simple presentation of people living in the Gobi desert, and their efforts to ensure the health of one of their camel colts. It is thoroughly engaging and quite beautiful.
Muhammed S (gb) wrote: How I missed this for so long is beyond me, dark witty and fresh. This movie may not be that fast paced but its original and is a just what the doctor ordered.
Pete A (ca) wrote: Great to see an action flick with an unconventional main character. Full of suspense and snappy dialogue.
Kevin M W (jp) wrote: Tom Selleck's best Western has him fighting a racist landowner (Rickman) in Australia. There's loads of horseback riding, and shooting, and fighting and showdowns, the stuff and fabric of Westerns, sure, but what makes this work is the wonderful Laura San Giacomo as a woman traumatized by her past. And she steals a Western, that muy macho domain of lore, right in front of everyone.
Jarryd R (gb) wrote: wanna see it i cant wAIT LOL !!!
Chad O (ag) wrote: Poor Herbie, time has passed him by and now he's rusting in some junk yard somewhere.
Daniel P (ag) wrote: Grown up version of The Dukes Of Hazzard, plenty of southern charm and high octane car chases, makes this film a big 10 four!
Robert B (jp) wrote: [font=Arial].. but this film, perhaps more highly regarded because it was thought to be lost for many years, is pretty ordinary film noir. There are half a dozen or so discernible film noir conventions that define a movie as noir. One is, people are rotten, and women are the rottenest people. Claire Cummings is an archtype for tawdry women: ambitious, completely inner-directed, amoral, oblivious to all except her own desires, conniving, manipulative, a pathological liar .. and gorgeous. Her looks easily ensnare the men around her, and those same looks blind them to what she's capable of until it's too late. What this movie lacks, however, is this requisite corruption in the rest of Claire's universe. The police are honest, even competent; her lovers are mostly straight arrows; the newspaper where she works is not a scandal sheet dishing dirt on the rich and famous. Claire is thoroughly rotten, and there's a blackmailer, who knows what she did and tries to cut himself in on her inheritance .. but these are the only ones. There is none of the overwhelming sense that the whole world was full of Claires that we see in some film noirs. She has one mostly normal relationship with a reporter she works with. He sees her for what she is, but seems unwilling or unable to walk away from her wiles. So, he's a prime candidate for one of the other conventions of film noir, that men are weak and stupid. Claire wraps him around her finger, and keeps him on a leash pretty much throughout. But, even Les comes to his senses when she frames him for one of her murders. "You're not warm. You're ice .. Blonde Ice!" he says at one point. Claire kills to get ahead, or stay ahead. She kills her first husband for his money, becomes engaged to a congressman-elect for the position that will give her, and kills the would-be blackmailer to cover her tracks. We get the idea what kind of babe she is at her wedding where she makes excuses to leave the groom and is kissing Les, the man she still has feelings for, on the terrace. A quick embrace and the thrill of forbidden pleasures is enough to keep the boyfriend interested, and a peck on the cheek with a little smoke and mirrors explanation of how it was just a friendly good-bye kiss is enough to soothe the husband's ruffled feathers. Her charm, her guile and her looks are how she gets through life. Did I mention she was gorgeous? But, there's another rule in film noir: evil schemes *never* succeed. There's always a day of reckoning, even if you're drop-dead gorgeous, and that moment comes for Claire. When it arrives it is weak, frankly, and largely unsatisfying. It involves a psychiatrist, and a lot of 40's psychobabble about the nature of crime that clearly removes this little thriller from any serious contention as film noir. Not bad. I'll watch it again. 6.5 out of 10.[/font]
Keith H (it) wrote: For good and bad, this is more of a homage to the 70's slasher than the mainstream imitators could ever hope to be. I'm not sure I want to know how much thought was put into the killer's postmortem punchlines.