A 1940's period drama about about a woman who has been wronged by her husband, but must help him after he has fallen in with a family of grifters.
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Scott S (gb) wrote: Such an unbelievable Star...travel with Celine on her world tour...AWESOME!!!
Lucas B (mx) wrote: It had some awesome actors but the movie was just alright
Dawn M (de) wrote: Good film if a bit difficult to watch in places. Special mention going to Laura Linney's portrayal as the put upon wife who stands up to the wrongdoing of her husband and his friends.
britt 3 (us) wrote: never seen it but looks ok
Kam M (nl) wrote: One of the best Indian movies I saw, and my first one ! Great !
Robert I (gb) wrote: It's low budget, it's not that gorey, what blood there is is laughable. The Killer's motives is a tad anticlimactic. That's the bad. Putting that side, the script actually doesn't feel rushed. It feels like someone actually cared to write the scenes and subplots. That brings more originality and depth to this film than in the countless other recent teen slashers I've seen. The screenwriter might actually have gone to film school! The cast look young, so they fit into high school... Lexi Giovagnoli impresses me again following "3 Times A Charm". I hope she has more of a future ahead of her. Overall, this is an amusing rental. Sidenote: Porn star Penny Pax has an odd cameo as naked shower girl... Because teen horror films need boobs, why not hire a teenager who gets paid to take her gear off anyway? :P
Paul J A (es) wrote: Just like being back in Queens.... For the holidays.
Guy J (ag) wrote: Haven't seen anything from Shamim Sarif before and something has to be said about writing a novel and then making a film about it yourself. Looking at her filmography its seems to be a habit and if this film is anything to go by; a good one. Even though the story jumps between Moscow's Cold War era and the early nineties there's actually a nice fluid transition so not to lose sight of the mystery unfolding. The gorgeous Rebecca Ferguson plays a dual role of the missing Russian-come-American spy and her artist Niece; who does well to identify each character individually. It's an intriguing tale of emotional espionage, where a spy actually falls in love with her asset and it tackles the struggle between heart and service to a cause. I wouldn't go as far as calling it a romance but a tragic drama with an air of mystery. It's not confusing and it isn't predictable either, I especially didn't see the relationship development between Lauren and Marina coming. It has a great cast, mostly British which did annoy me slightly with the lack of Russian accents. Pleased to see Antje Traue as I really enjoyed her presence in Man of Steel as bad girl Faora-Ul and as hard-case Nadia in Pandorum. But who really shined for me in this was Oliver Jackson-Cohen who I thought was brilliant as the sometimes-charming, mostly-demanding defected comrade. I liked him in Faster too, certainly a name to watch out for. It was a nice touch using the same sets and locations to morph the time zones to help tell the story. And another personal favourite, Rachel Portman, drama/romance composer does a good score. (Someone please tell me the name of the song playing during the end credits?)It's great storytelling and if you can put aside the lack of Russian accents, it is an enjoyable and intriguing watch. Not necessary for the big screen but a worthwhile film. A touching, dramatised 'spy who loved me.' Running Time: 8The Cast: 7Performance: 7Direction: 7Story: 9Script: 6Creativity: 6Soundtrack: 7Job Description: 8The Extra Bonus Points: 065% 7/10