By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate and old timers not yet ready to relinquish control. These conditions produced a series of box-office flops and pessimistic forecasts: maybe the best days of animation were over. Maybe the public didn't care. Only a miracle or a magic spell could produce a happy ending. Waking Sleeping Beauty is no fairy tale. It's the true story of how Disney regained its magic with a staggering output of hits - "Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast ," "Aladdin," "The Lion King," and more - over a 10-year period.
nas (es) wrote: ..slow start..predictable..somewhat lame..more of a psychological horor drama..
Mitts 2 (jp) wrote: Too stupid to even be funny at times. Good concept, but poorly executed. I watched the whole thing hoping it would get better, but unfortunately it didn't. If you like Rodney, stick to Caddyshack and don't give this one a second glance!
Giovanni M (it) wrote: If you glance at the DVD cover of "Pootie Tang" at Wal-Mart, you'll think it is equivalent to dog-s***, but when you watch it you'll think otherwise.
Cronis M (it) wrote: Brilliant end-of-career touch on bigotry and racial hatred as a step-forward from that entrapment.
Nyk P (ca) wrote: Was not expecting to enjoy this at all but it's a very well acted film, that has one or two suprising scenes. 7/10
Ashley H (br) wrote: Making the Grade is a disappointing film. It is about Palmer Woodrow who hires street-smart Eddie Keaton to go to school for him while he lives it up in Europe. Judd Nelson and Gordon Jump give terrible performances. The screenplay is badly written. Dorian Walker did a horrible job directing this movie. I was not impressed with this motion picture.
Kevin T (es) wrote: The acting wasn't terrible. The movie was very dissapointing. It started out great in the beginning, but it went flat immediatly when the actual story started to go off. There is no suspense at all. I started watching the movie to the point when Lucetta was trying to seduce Jack. I tuned out and tuned back into the movie at the end and I could still follow the plot. I didn't have to watch the movie to know what happened. There are other movies which display such a story way better than 'Stone'.
Tara H (nl) wrote: Frank Sinatra showed his generosity by insisting that Rita Hayworth take top billing in this, her last role at Columbia. Pal Joey looks and sounds great, but isn't all it could be. Sinatra, without the darker, more vulnerable edge of his best roles, is occasionally grating as the 'ladykiller' hero. But his singing is, as always, superb. Hayworth, playing against type as a 'rich bitch', is woefully underused. Kim Novak, widely seen as Hayworth's replacement as a younger glamour girl, is likeable but her glacial aura doesn't quite capture the wholesomeness of her ingenue character. Some great songs (Bewitched, My Funny Valentine), but they seem unconnected to the lacklustre plot. A bit disappointing overall, but still an entertaining fifties musical.
Paul D (it) wrote: Solid race against time crime investigation that just about has the right pace.
Will N (us) wrote: It really isn't that bad, but the Inkheart book deserves better than this.
Andrew S (jp) wrote: The story is unbelievably unrealistic and the movie never gives much detail as to what the whole point of the plot was.
Ryan K (nl) wrote: There are good moments in this movie but shoveled all together it's a mix of tones that just don't work. While the movie looks decent and has a scene or two that I did like it's shoved out by terrible stale acting or bad dialog with some bad editing. American Ultra could have been great but falls under mediocrity or bad.