In a flashback, Ernesto, a young con man, tells us how he got to the edge of a big score: childhood in an orphanage, youthful smash-and-grab burglaries until his partner is caught, then tutelage from Lefty, an aging swindler. After some years of success, they're joined by Federico, the best, a true artist. Things go well until Pilar, a woman from Federico's past, re-enters his life with a proposal to con a golden goose - a swindle that will put them all on easy street. A double-cross may be in the cards. The flashback over, can Ernesto hold his own in the present?
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Craig Dylan W (fr) wrote: Mr. Hubolt or Mr. Hublot is an animated short film about a tin man type with OCD that adopts a dog type. When the dog type character grows too big for the home that the tin man type finds comfortable something's got to give. CDW
Russ B (gb) wrote: 7/9/2015: I wasn't expecting much from this film, but I really liked it. It was a fun and interesting story.
Stevens L (br) wrote: Encore un navet franais :pDommage, il y avait du potentiel, mais mal exploit.Tu feras mieux la prochaine fois, Dubosc ;)
Isla B (es) wrote: What the bloody helll was all that all about?!
Nicolas B (nl) wrote: Constantly exciting, with a good cast and smarter than I expected from a Tony Scott movie, "Enemy of the State" more than delivers.
Heather (fr) wrote: Cute, but I really wish it had been more like the book. The whole tone of the movie is a lot goofier than I remember the book being.
Mikael K (de) wrote: EVERYONE keeps telling me that this is a wonderous masterpiece and one of the greatest things in the whole history of cinema. I just don't get it. The subject of depicting life in Russia at the very beginning of communism is very interesting. Especially as the point of view is that of the elite, the whole concept of which was supposed to be annihilated with the revolution.The visuals are pretty and the scenes are tied together nicely, but the story just felt so very mediocre and even soapy. Everything that gives the movie some personality felt just annoying and pretentious to me, and I never really got a grasp of the characters. I have to concede that the brilliance of "Burnt by the Sun" escapes me for some reason; all the subtle moments of brilliance were too challenging for this viewer to capture, probably.
Stuart K (nl) wrote: Written, produced and directed by Ralph Bakshi, who had gained critical and commercial acclaim for Fritz The Cat (1972) and Heavy Traffic (1973), but had garnered controversy for Coonskin (1975), after Hey Good Lookin' was shelved by Warner Bros. in 1975, Bakshi wanted to do something different, a fantasy film, and he had worked on this one over the years, and he decided to get it made, and it's quite astonishing. Set 2 million years in the future, after a nuclear holocaust wiped out much of the earth, only a handful of humans survived, while everyone else turned into dangerous mutants, and elves, fairies and dwarves have returned to the earths surface after the atomic clouds had gone. This focuses on the power struggle between two twin wizards, Avatar (Bob Holt) is a good wizard who believes in beauty, but Blackwolf (Steve Gravers) is evil and after discovering a film of Hitler and the Nazi Party, and gathers an army to find ancient technology and salvage it. To take down Blackwolf, Avatar along with student Elinore (Jesse Welles) and elf spy Weehawk (Richard Romanus) head to Blackwolf's castle to take down the new Fhrer and his massive armies of evil. It's got all of Bakshi's usual visual flourishes, but this proved that there was more to Bakshi than just adult animation, and there's some stunning visuals on display, and this got Bakshi the job of making The Lord of the Rings (1978), but he underestimated how big an undertaking that would be compared to Wizards.
Matthew C (au) wrote: A fantastic cast does a great job in this comic misadventure. It gets a touch slow in the middle, but for the most part, this is a very enjoyable movie with Sidney Poitier staring and directing, Bill Cosby as his best friend, and a parade of cameos. The mobsters, played by Harry Belafonte and Calvin Lockhart are especially good. Their sequence at the church picnic had me rolling on the floor (best comically timed zoom I've seen in a while). There is a bit of strong language, and some violence, but most of it is for the sake of comedy, and it's not brutal at all. Even in the shootouts, nobody actually gets hit (like watching a GI Joe cartoon). If you're in the mood for a good, fun, lighthearted comedy, check this one out.
Luis Diego R (us) wrote: Godard makes it clear we are watching a FILM. Political issues discussed and unveiled in a way that will prompt the viewer to question his or her own ideals.
bernard a (au) wrote: This is one of those throw-logic-out-the-window-and-just-come-along-for-the-ride type flick. It's the middle of the Great Depression after all and if escapism is what you want - then here it is! Some of my favorite '30s stars are here: James Cagney. Joan Blondell. Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell. Guy Kibbee and Frank McHugh. Cagney and Blondell insures that the dialogue and one-liners are delivered fast and furious. Cagney plays a producer of "prologues" - stage productions that are put on before a feature films in movie palaces to attract bigger audiences. I suppose this was done once upon a time. The prologue production business, it seems, is very cutthroat and Cagney's ideas for shows are stolen and used by the competition before Cagney can even stage them - leaving Cagney at a disadvantage to sign a lucrative deal with the theater owners. Busby Berkeley's production numbers are spectacular in this. Especially the aquatic number which is a sight to see. The huge waterfall with hundreds of swimming girls - I'm sure they can assemble and disassemble that massive thing and fill it with a million gallon of water right before each and every movie show - YEAH RIGHT! I said to check your logic at the door before entering, didn't I? This is still the pre-code era so scantily clad chorus girls are de rigueur. Didn't I mention that Cagney dances in this too? and he does...quite marvelously at that! This is pure 1930's kitschy fun!
Mark K (ru) wrote: A long build up, but a pretty strong plot twist. Almost like an indie film, although production value makes it look a lot better!