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I'm surprised this film averages as low as it does in the IMDB scale. I
didn't think it was at all terrible; in fact, I enjoyed watching the film
very much. It has some incredibly memorable characters, some ingenious
cinematography, and the sense of emotional instability and detachment that
these characters is portrayed excellently throughout.
My one problem with the film was its lack of any kind of closure. The ending was weak and unsatisfying, but perhaps the point is that it wasn't about the end, it was about the journey. Play scripts do this all the time, but even the most famous of plays can still get famous with solid characters and a driving story. But this isn't a play, it's a movie, and I should have taken more away from the experience than I did-- which was, well, nothing.
It sure is a lot of fun to watch, though. Obsession was never played off so tragically... or so beautifully.
This movie not one enjoyable thing about. The story line was dull and annoying. It felt like we were watching it for days. I would have turned it off but I have this thing of wanting to give movies a chance. But take it from me this movie doesn't deserve a chance.
It seems that McGregor may have to wait forever before he hits it big. While a good actor, he fails, yet again, in getting himself into a good movie (save for Episode 1: The Phantom Menace). I love Ashley Judd and she is excellent in the role of a sexy, bitchy, suductive murderer. Sadly, the movie really doesn't follow a plot. Its confusing on why the private eye would drop his life and follow this woman (Judd is gorgeous, but not that wonderful). The mirage of the private eye's daughter is really stupid and you sense a connection between K.D.Lang and McGregor, but it is never explained. On a good note, Patrick Bergin plays a really surprising excellent performance as the blind lover of Judd. Overall, the movie was an utter disappointment. It lacked action, plot, and Judd has gotten nude in better films. I give it a 3 based on the acting.
"Eye of the Beholder" is no masterpiece. I almost didn't rent it after hearing other peoples comments. But it served me right to trust people who have an attention span suited for the "Star Wars" razzle-dazzle age of lots of action and no brains. I went along with the rest of the crowd in the beginning when I met up with the "little lost daughter" subplot, which could easily have been left out, for subtlety's sake. But as the movie unfolds, it becomes a very interesting story, full of subtle twists and turns. Not my idea of a perfect movie, but a perfectly well contrived crime drama (which reminded me incredibly of the french film "La Mortelle Randonée", by Claude Miller, which stars Isabelle Adjani and Michel Serrault). And it works especially because of the fine performances of the two leads. As I said before, if you have little attention span, rent something which has an explosion every couple of seconds and leave this one on the shelf.
Don't watch this movie. Watch the original. This is the same movie as "Mortelle randonnée", only worse. you'd be better of watching the real thing, featuring Isabelle Adjani, who is really great in this movie! http://us.imdb.com/Title?0084358
A private eye becomes obessed with a murderess (Judd) and follows her all over the country, because she reminds him of the little girl he lost and plus she is supposed to be nice!!!! The film starts off very confusing and when one thinks it is just about to get better, it doesn't. It actually get worse. Featuring very poor characterizations, and inept dialogue and situations. This is painstakingly uneven. It is glossy and features weird camerawork, but style can never ever replace substance. A real disappointment. My rating: 2 out of 10. P.S. The actors at times seem ashamed of themselves for appearing in such a pathetic film.
Boring......Don't waste your time with this, unless you have to! I found myself hoping it would end soon, and it didn't. it seemed to take forever. disappointing, as it looked good from previews(but doesn't everything)
Sorry, but I have this crazy thing for Mr. McGregor and that is the only reason I liked this movie. Yeah, yeah plot line was good acting was good blah blah blah and then there was Ewan. Two thumbs up, and toes and feet and head and hands and ....
This was one of the worst feature films I have ever seen. I'm a big fan of McGregor and Ashley Judd is usually always great--but this movie was the biggest waste of time since Bob Dole ran for office. There are confusing elements introduced early that are never fully explained--and there seems to be an element of the story line that was left on the cutting-room floor, because there are exchanges between the two principals that are so ambiguous you feel like you've missed half of the movie.
The one word summary for this film is "incomprehensible". So far the worst film I have seen all year. It was hard to follow and in any case it didn't seem to be going anywhere anyway. I'm surprised that the actors saw any reason to be involved with this film.
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