In a mythical Japan, Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor, has been appointed Lord High Executioner and must find someone to execute before the arrival of the ruling Mikado. He lights upon Nanki-Poo, a strolling minstrel who loves the beautiful Yum-Yum. But Yum-Yum is also loved by Ko-Ko, and Nanki-Poo, seeing no hope for his love, considers suicide. Ko-Ko offers to solve both their problems by executing Nanki-Poo, and an agreement is reached whereby Ko-Ko will allow Nanki-Poo to marry Yum-Yum for one month, at the end of which Nanki-Poo will be executed, in time for the arrival of the Mikado. But what Ko-Ko doesn't know is that Nanki-Poo is the son of the Mikado and has run away to avoid a betrothal to an old harridan named Katisha. The arrival of the Mikado brings all the threads of the tale together
Leon B (it) wrote: Review:It's really weird seeing Vin Diesel with hair. I can totally understand why he went bald. Anyway, these film seemed pretty long while I was watching it, and I did drop off a couple of times, but that's not to say that its a bad movie. The movie is mostly based in the courtroom with Vin Diesel as the main character who cracks jokes through the whole trial, even though his life is on the line. Sidney Lumet done a great job with bringing this crazy story to screen and all of the actors put in great performances. One of the main problems with the film is the length and the fact that it's only based in the courtroom for most of the movie. Apart from that, it's watchable and funny in parts.Round-Up:It's good to see Vin Diesel not playing his usual pumped up heroic roles. He really does stand out in this film and his comedic talent does bring some light to the role. You will recognise some famous faces throughout the movie, and it's very will written, like most of Lumet's movies, but it does seem a bit dated. Maybe that's because Vin Diesel has got hair. It's hard to remember that all of the 20 men were actually criminals because you do end up feeling for them throughout the trial. I personally don't remember the trial, even though it was the longest trial of that time, so it was good to watch a bit of history. Peter Dinklage, the midget out of Game of Thrones, also put in a great performance and it was good to see him in a different type of role. Budget: $13millionWorldwide Gross: $2.7millionI recommend this movie to people who are into gangster court room dramas about the true story of Jack DiNorscio. 5/10
bill s (mx) wrote: Who could have figured Sly would upstage De Niro but he does here and the movies better for it.
L B (fr) wrote: Sometimes you watch a classic and understand why it's a classic. Sometimes you are even surprised by its politics, its class and gender commentary. That's what happened when I watched Dirty Dancing. It's a teenage coming of age story in which the girl is not just a damsel in distress, a passive object of desire, or the girl who has to fix the broken male lead. I can see why generations of women would have liked this movie.
David B (mx) wrote: Death doesn't make a difference
Jonathan B (ru) wrote: Beautifully lit, Ophuls adaptation of the Arthur Schnitzler play is a series of interlinking character driven vignettes which play out on some fantastic sets that simmer with sexual undertones throughout. Anton Walbrook is great as the 'raconteur', our master of ceremonies who guides the audience through each scene with a nod and a wink to camera, constantly breaking 'The fourth wall'. Ophuls first film since returning back to Europe, having fled persecution under the Nazis to the U.S, its a warm, stylish, sexually charged and playful piece, that's influence is clear.
Jack C (ru) wrote: It's a political satire starring Peter Capaldi and James Gandolfini. What else is there to say?
Augusto U (br) wrote: Wow amazing movie, you just need to see it twice
Nandan T (de) wrote: Only Steven Spielberg can make a movie about a boy & a horse interesting!