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In the light of Jude and Sadie's plight being highlighted in the british
media. it might be a good idea to remind ourselves of the first film they
starred together. Truly this film is awful but if you have the time to
through it you will notice a few gems.
The soundtrack is top notch and does give an accurate portrait of britain
1994 but it does seem dated now apart from the wonderful track "wake up"
the stereo mcs which is truly sublime.
Two bond villans (Bean,Pryce), 60s icon (Faithful), Dog Soldier (Pertwee),
the hottest british actor around (Law) and a clothes horse (Frost) - add
Jason Isaacs and you've got an interesting film.
Well, you would have an interesting film if the script was better and the acting was not so wooden. Still worth seeing with a curry and a beer - the film is a superb no brainer. Get your ford cortina and let's go ramraiding!!!!! But if you want to keep your no claim bonus then um, don't.
I love this movie. I do recommend that you rent it! Don't pay attention to the other posters that decry the movie's downfalls. It isn't the best movie of all time but it is sure good eye candy. The soundtrack jams too.
When i first saw shopping a few years back on rental from my local video store i prepared myself for another average action film that would kill a few hours - how wrong could i have been, this film rules and must be seen at least twice. The music is fantastic hardcore techno and dance tracks accompany the high speed chase scenes and puts foward a super stylish, super cool atmosphere. This film is also very violent - one scene involves a cop being stoned from above by angry teenagers. This film focuses on teen violence and rebelious attitudes in a sleazy part of a already messed up city. This film is directed by Paul Anderson but don't let that put you off, this film is violent, stylish and super fast - see it right........now!
Shopping is a gritty and gripping film about the youth of Britain going
awry. The film combines Paul W. S. Anderson's impeccable taste for
audio-visuals with some of the best writing and actor-performances seen
throughout his career.
In comparison to Anderson's more Americanized works, the thing that sets Shopping apart in a nice way is the Urban-British feel of the film. As well everyone from Jude Law to Sean Pertwee perform brilliantly and authentically in this fun and well paced if pessimistic picture. The film avoids cliché by sticking to what's important to the story. The period references undoubtedly age the film but it seems that the film enjoys almost a kind of vintage quality because of it.
Shopping is a film that one ought to see even if one displays no apparent interest in action-films. This is something authentic and refreshing.
I know this Paul Anderson's first real film but I didn't like it. It
was a little below par in plot and dialog. I thought the action scenes
were rather slow for a self-proclaimed 'fast-pace' movie and that the
lines spoken were kind of corny to say the least. Sadie Frost isn't
that good looking either, I really wonder why Jude Law married her as
he could probably get any girl he wanted to. After all is said and done
this was alright considering it was semi-low-budget but it's still not
one that's worth a second look. I did receive gratification in
recognizing a few familiar faces from back when they weren't so famous
especially Eamonn Walker who's notorious for playing Kareem Said on
HBO's show "OZ". Despite all this I was still unimpressed though.
Movies: Not here, not now!
DVD Purchase: Only if you have no better way to spend paper currency.
Rental: It's probably one of those films you want to see just so you can say that you saw it and get credit for doing so.
In the imaginary world of Paul Anderson, Jude Law, and Sadie Frost,
is a place where the cutting edge of fashion and music is shaped by
delinquent car thieves, shouting expressions such as "'Ave it!" and "You
tart!" as they fragrantly abuse the helpless authorities left in their
These three misguided reprobates have unfortunately made it to the
of British cinema, and along with the likes of Guy Ritchie and Ray
have had a hand in destroying the proud heritage we previously had in the
film world. Watch "Final Cut" to see the most indulgent of these
It is a great pity, because beyond this obsession with Britain's non-existent glamorous underground, each of the members involved does have something to offer. Jude Law went on to do better things, such as "The Talented Mr Ripley", although he is fundamentally limited as an actor. The court is still out on Sadie Frost, although she lends her undeniable charm and beauty to anything she is involved with. The foundations that Paul Anderson would later build on in the excellent Event Horizon and Mortal Kombat are also evident. The techno soundtrack pounds along at the right moments to give the film some fluidity and cohesion, and has made good use of location and sets to represent an unnamed dilapidated English city, which evokes a slightly unrealistic, but eerie presence and atmosphere. Give these guys a proper education in the history of film, some maturity, and some understanding of the world around them, and we might just have a half-decent film in the future. But for now - it's back to school, boys and girls!
This is Jude Law's first film and he had yet to learn how to control his voice and gestures - either that or he did conceive his character to be an extremely manic young fellow. His nervous energy is almost unwatchable and he is still gangly without any of the subtlety he would gain just a few years down the line in GATTACA and RIPLEY. The film is noisy, dark and violent and somewhat pointless for adult audiences but it is an important look at a young man who is fast becoming one of the very finest actors we have.
It still amazes me to this day when I watch $hopping on video that this was done by the director of stinkers like Mortal Kombat and Event Horizon. In short, this is a brilliant movie which barely falters. Rent it today!
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