Sometimes its a bit boring and its "reel let-down" must be the violence with the bare-knuckle punch contest in slight twirling dust, hence they should know better to Eastwood's discomfort and frenzied confrontation from his leading lady and regular co-star Sondra Locke whom would strangely enough re-appear in the next "orang-utan" film that doesn't really get better than the first and its a shame really.
Yet despite his achievements in comedy roles, Sellers had actually ended up as a sad, lonely and tragic figure plagued by heart trouble, marital and personality issues that many years after his death, there had been some debate that he may have been suffering from some form of personality disorders.
The film has some excellent and sometimes very brief insights plus some historical errors from time after time on the main character and the Australian Geoffrey Rush unexpectedly delivers superb performances starring as Sellers both on and off-screen together with some of Sellers' own starring roles and its hard to fault plus some of the makeups and makeovers as Sellers' off-screen lifestyle had gradually taken its toll towards the end of his life.
Killing Kennedy might not be so well put together as Oliver Stone's highly controversial JFK that I have already reviewed and apart from some slight factual errors, its okay and might provide a better insight on the Kennedy Assassination than Stone's own film. The latter as we known like some of Stone's other films focusing real life events have been heavily criticised for containing historical inaccuracies and promotion of conspiracy theories. Even Shakespeare wrote plays by combining mixture of truth and fiction because imaginations are more popular than boring facts when it comes to writing drama.
Furthermore, whatever my sceptical views of the JFK conspiracy theories are, there must be as many as hundred of such theories relating to the assassination and when they counteract the truth can stand alone. On this made-for-television film, it might not be everybody's taste or the title for it but it provides some generally good insights on what happened leading up to the assassination.
Overall, as already stated, the film has some excellent slick action as an alternative to the James Bond series of films. It features quirky camera work that makes the film fast paced as Bourne makes his getaway in an Italian Job fashion with the use of a Mini without the usual James Bond gadgets or fast cars and this is what really appeals to me.
The film received some poor reviews around the time it hit the big screens and was Burton's first failure in the Box Office and Burton may have been miscast as the leading character. In the whole, the film's saving grace should be Burton's superb voice and over the years, should perhaps lead to a slow change in attitudes from the critics choice.
In theory, this one has a completely daft plot and its very silly and the acting in some cases is very poor and contains some slight degree of nudity that offers some insight on blonde's and brunettes of the early 1970s together with their glamour and body shapes of the bygone era.
However, the film plot clearly looks too be far-fetched about a Nazi conspiracy to kidnap the British wartime leader yet which leader would have been in their hidden agenda?. Chamberlain had died in the early stages of the war having resigned from office two months previously due to ill health and was succeeded by Churchill.
Also, it is difficult to understand the liking for this film in the press but I suspect its all to do with it being based on a novel by the legendary Jack Higgins. Overall, the film is a bit of an unpatriotic mess as the acting and quality is poor in some places and it's ridiculous, dull and stupid as some of my family members seem to claim. One to miss.
On McDonald's farm, it might not be something to dislike for being a horror comedy film or with the goofy acting but because of the appalling near-squalid living conditions in the farmhouse that is past its best due to its lack of modernising and through undue neglect while the plot is quite good and the film is OK for those with a dirty mind about sheep or goats. The worst bits was with the way Ma McDonald responds to her call of nature and a first death within the family when someone's father or grandfather was not given a proper burial of cremation but is left to decompose in a pile of horse manure.