A serial killer dispassionately discusses the nuts and bolts of his grisly avocation, as well as the youthful traumas which helped to mold him into a psychopath, in this disturbing independent drama from Germany, based on the true story of of Germany's most famous child murderer Juergen Bartsch who, between the ages of 15 and 19, abused, tortured and killed four schoolboys in the Ruhr region of Germany from 1962 to 1966.
Writer:Jürgen Bartsch (statements and letters), Paul Moor (book), Kai S. Pieck
Fictionalized account of Jürgen Bartsch, a German boy who became notorious in the 1960's after his conviction for the serial killings and sexual molestation of a number of young German boys... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Courtney K (kr) wrote: i'm kind of pleasantly surprised. i mean, yeah there's really nothing to predict, but if there was it'd be pretty predictable, but i really liked it for some reason. i haven't seen very many werewolf films that didn't also include vampires or some other mythical creature, so i think it was just really nice to watch a werewolf movie about werewolves. the acting isn't spectacular and the story really isn't anything great either, but like i said, it must just have been refreshing because i was kinda into it the whole time.
Veronica S (mx) wrote: Only a mom could understand.....We all have to compromise, especially when kids appear! "Overload, Uma"? come on, critics.... Uma rocks!
Doris H (jp) wrote: I didn't even bother watcing this all the way through. I thougt it was way too boring.
kevin B (ca) wrote: This movie is very relaxing n deep
Spencer S (fr) wrote: Great documentary if you like the band Fugazi. Shows how ignorant a lot of their fans are and how each of their albums got created. It also contains a very good amount of live performances which is awesome because those are somewhat hard to come by for some reason. If you have no idea who Fugazi is then you probably won't enjoy it too much BUT it might get you hooked onto a new band...one of my favorite bands I should add.
Becs D (au) wrote: Every time I watch this movie, I forget how typically Hollywood it is not, one of the few films that can raise a tear for me. I don't think Washington is one of the best Actors out there, but his monotone voice seemed to work well with this role, a must see!
Guido M (kr) wrote: The Shawshank Redeption is venerated as the greatest Prison Break Movie of all time. And even when considerating the options, Midnight Express doesn't come up very often, which is a little bit strange as this movie is now a definite classic since it was nominated in 1979 for the Best Picture at the Oscars. I am here to tell you why Midnight Express is that good.First of all, Alan Parker and Oliver Stone form the power-duo. Yes, they indeed go hard on the turkish people in this movie, but with harsh criticism also comes social satire and oh does Oliver Stone do that well (He deserves the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay very well). The movie is filmed in a gloomy way so to show the despair of our main character, Billy Hayes, who is very flawed, and we root for him even in moments where he crosses the line of judgement. The rest of the characters in prison may be a little bit undeveloped, but we feel their connections with Hayes.Brad Davis gives a phenomenal performance as Billy Hayes. He is at moments heartbreaking and at others charismatic, and he definitely can get bat-shit crazy at times. He really shows versatility in a role that begs for it. And my god the soundtrack, Giorgio Moroder (Scarface) really brings its upbeat 80's neon keys to this way ahead of its time thriller. It sure is gratuious (Lots of scenes with "in your face" violent, and a really sad nude scene at a visiting room), but is the brutality that makes this film special. Alan Parker wanted to depict the inferno of a turkish prision in a hopeless, dismal way that in the end, results in striking scenes with powerful acting and finger-licking good dialogue. However, trouble in paradise insues when you know the real story on which the movie is based on. The third act is drastically different. It is no criticism, sure, but the real life ending makes much more sense than the exciting but poorly thought-through finale they give in the film. But for its non-stop madness of, well, madness, Midnight Express deserves a place on your valuables. It's basicallly A Clockwork Orange meets Shawshank Redemption. Nuff Said.
Daryl K (ag) wrote: A pretty far-fetched premise that benefits from the likability of and chemistry between its leads, along with Preston Sturges' earnest screenplay. Notably, Sturges and director Mitchell Leisen manage to reign in the kind of overwrought sentimentality that many others would have gone for, and which would have made this story unbearable.
Chrisanne S (ag) wrote: Great sets! This said, there is nothing too original about the plot or the dramatics, but it passes, due to the star quality of the performers.
Marco Antonio L (jp) wrote: Love the "unconventional" juvenile romance!
Maverick G (au) wrote: Rush hour has its comedic moments and some exhilarating martial arts action but is overall a hollow film. It's another entertaining entry in the thousands of "buddy cop films"