The Magdalene Sisters
Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly caught flirting with the boys. All have to work in a laundry under the strict supervision of the nuns, who break their wills through sadistic punishment.
- Stars:Geraldine McEwan, Anne-Marie Duff, Nora-Jane Noone, Dorothy Duffy, Eileen Walsh, Mary Murray, Britta Smith, Frances Healy, Eithne McGuinness, Phyllis MacMahon, Rebecca Walsh, Eamonn Owens, Chris Patrick-Simpson, Sean Colgan, Daniel Costello,
- Country:Ireland, UK
- Director:Peter Mullan,
- Writer:Peter Mullan
Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
The Magdalene Sisters torrent reviews
(mx) wrote: It's hilariously stupid and excessively gory, but wasn't that the idea?
(de) wrote: Awesome movie! Great special effects!
(ag) wrote: Interesante carta postal de un pais destruido por un tsunami y que trata de levantarse poco a poco, la historia de amor es una excusa para mostrar los pequenos detalles de la vida tailandesa. El film se construye de bellas fotos y largas contemplaciones, que obligan al espectador a apreciar la naturaleza salvaje, el fin deja un poco que desear, sin embargo la metafora del hermano celoso y el tsunami es una buen ejemplo de la fragilidad del limite entre la alegria y el desastre.
(ru) wrote: As with a lot of "English" movies, the F-bomb is dropped a few times and there is some use of pot. But a cute movie none the less.
(nl) wrote: Of all Joy Division documentaries and movies, this one is by far the best directed.
(nl) wrote: On it's own, Rekindled isn't too bad. McDowell does a good job and Hopper is pretty standard. But as a sequel... this film flops... hard!If you're going to make a direct sequel to a film where you're going to make multiple references (via actual footage) to the events in the first film, you better make damn sure you can nail down the rights to use the footage. Replacing the actor for the main works when the age difference between the character in the two films is a fair bit, but you can't just go and replace ALL the actors, shoot your own version of the first film, and expect audiences to truly follow you along for the ride. If you can somehow manage to forget the first film entirely, Firestarter 2: Rekindled makes for an interesting sequel that like most sequels, ups the ante with more fire, more action and more suspense.Unfortunately, I can't forget the first film, and as such, found it really hard to watch this film. Every time a flashback sequence came up (which is very often) I cringed. Should have made a completely different movie in my books.
(de) wrote: it looks like godzilla :O lol
(kr) wrote: Teen football drama that is a paint by numbers sports story.
(ca) wrote: Greatest Movie Ever Made In The History of Film
(jp) wrote: John Hughes' directorial debut is a mildly amusing comedy at best and another cheesy, absurd, one-dimensional '80's teen drama at worst.
(us) wrote: "Come on, now. Who do you think you're dealing with? A fucking idiot here?" Sonny Wortzik (Al Pacino) asks the employees of the bank he's attempting to rob as he scurries about unmasked, without a plan, and with a partner (John Cazale) who thinks Wyoming is a country. If he didn't have such a big gun and wasn't in such a reckless emotional state, then I might, if in the shoes of the head teller, respond with a hard yes. But I'm a nice guy without enough good sense to avoid messing with the slightly unhinged - to sit back and bathe in the pathetic events of this criminal train wreck might be better for my health instead. As audiences, we have grown accustomed to robbery-based films that glide by with lightweight finesse, the cinematic population consisting of a few too many "Thomas Crown Affairs" and "Italian Jobs" to prove that, in actuality, most crooks are bumbling, not suave. So it's no surprise that "Dog Day Afternoon" is based on real events - in the nonfictional world, slippery Steve McQueens and Michael Caines do not exist. We are, unfortunately, stuck with unbalanced Al Pacinos who leave us ripping out hair out rather than ricocheting back in fear of their sinful prowess. Sonny is a man acting out of desperation, not rationality, and that's what makes "Dog Day Afternoon" such an enormously involving film; it is more concerned with why the guilty parties are so bent on committing high-attention theft than on the crime itself. Sonny is not a playboy nor a mastermind but a perpetual loser whose life is all work and no play - it is a workout to simply psychologically ready himself to wake up in the morning. He is party to a failed marriage and a party to a dying extramarital affair; but Sonny, it seems, is more driven by the latter, as it acts as his motive for robbing a bank. His lover (Chris Sarandon) is in dire need of money to fund a sex change operation. It doesn't take long for the robbery to turn into an event, as Sonny isn't much subtle and catches the eye of a group of policemen perched across the street - minutes later is a crowd attracted, the hold-up becoming a major hostage situation. The public loves him: they see him as an anti-hero standing up for the 99% (until his sexuality is revealed and they turn into a body of jeerers). But two dim-witted men cannot hinder the movement of bank tellers for very long - especially considering the FBI soon camps out in front of the building - and Sonny is eventually forced to come to terms with his reality, and how an act of spontaneity is no way to go about changing one's life. Best about "Dog Day Afternoon" is its cockeyed humor; robbing a bank and threatening to kill a group of vulnerable women is no joke, but it sees the human comedy that forms when society's most prominent outcasts get it through their heads that they can emulate Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid without a blueprint in mind. No one in the film actually feels threatened. They are so entertained by the spectacle that surrounds them that even the hostages themselves are having a good time. "My place is with my girls," the head teller replies to a cop who pricks her with the idea of the opportunity to run away from the building in hopes of escape. She sounds heroic, but she likes the attention of the media, and Sonny is not enough of a threat to make her want to discover safety. Similar is a pizza delivery boy who shows up at the front steps of the bank to serve Sonny and company's dinner; "I'm a star!" he shouts after he collects his cash. I suppose "Dog Day Afternoon" could be looked at as a biting media commentary, but it is more compelling of a film when viewed as a character study. It begins with the tone of a black comedy, but little by little is the sheer tragedy of the situation revealed, particularly when we meet Sonny's lover for the first time. Then and there, we come to understand just how parched Sonny is for some sort of a normal life. Not committing a crime is not a thought that passes through his head. He can only see the end result, which is a crooked view of happiness that even he can't seem to understand will never arrive. Pacino, at his most formidable in the mid-1970s, gives one of his greatest performances in "Dog Day Afternoon," though his characterization can hardly be called a "performance": he becomes Sonny, not with actor contrivance but with ease encapsulated by a mere twitch of an eyebrow. Charles Durning, as the lead detective who does most of the negotiating, is excellent as a man not concerned enough to take extreme measures but concerned enough to sacrifice his reputation for the safety of Sonny's hostages. Most startling, though, is Sarandon, whose uncanny ability to portray an underlying hurt causes our hearts to ache as he makes up for the judgment Sonny so heartily lacks. Cinema has changed a lot since the 1970s, and one can only wonder just how much of a success a modern-day film equivalent would be - are present audiences as capable of absorbing a gripping character study that never changes location, that relies solely on a handful of accomplished actors? "Dog Day Afternoon" is an intricate configuration of what Sidney Lumet does best: finding entertainment, consolidation, sympathy, in people.
(mx) wrote: Early (1935) Humphrey Bogart with all his calling cards in order for an extraordinary career to come with the scintillating and stimulating company of Bette Davis and Leslie Howard (much better than either of them was in 1934's "Of Human Bondage" by Somerset Maugham.
(gb) wrote: I hated this. The actors are probably wooden boards, it tries to hard to be dramatic, and there a very un realistic situations; one of the teachers literally say I'm going to ruin your life because your religious. It sucked, and that's saying a lot coming from a Christian like myself. I guess the message and lesson were ok but they weren't delivered correctly.I would not ever recommend this wether your a Christian. It makes it look like if tour not a Christian your a jerk and a terrible person, my dad just quit his job from snow plowing and gave his contract to a Muslim guy, and the guy was overjoyed, he said to my dad your like family he is a really nice guy even though he has the same religion as Isis, my uncle and aunt who are missionary's have a son, and there sons best friend is a Muslim, and non religious people aren't half bad either, this movie is unrealistic, offensive and awful by every meaning of those words, an other religion or nonReligious. I hope I didn't offend anyone.
(ca) wrote: very heart felt movie!!
(de) wrote: I enjoyed the movie and the idea of it, but i could not help feeling like a little something was missing..
(es) wrote: Errrm.....bit like a dripping tap in that you wanna turn it off.
(au) wrote: I enjoyed this Bond type film although did get a bit complex for me at times but overall I understood what happened.