engaging and you almost get to like him if it wasn't for his chosen
profession. Jamie Foxx gives the most believable performance of
his career. Usually I can't stand his flippant meager attempts at
slapstick humor. But he excels in this effort. The camera angles
and scene works with reflections from the glass and out of focus
frames was very entertaining. A lot of planning and originality went
into this very enjoyable, dark, movie. Although the ending was not
to my liking. I am a romantic and like happy endings. A brief scene
with Foxx and Jada riding off in their limousine would have been
the way I would have ended it. Oh well Mr. Mann didn't ask for my
opinion. So I take no responsibility for his ending.
down. The cast was very good and all the acting is top notch. The story was
coherent and the total package just a joy to experience. Plus I don't think I remember hearing the 'F' word once during the movie. I could watch this one
with my grandchildren and never feel uncomfortable. I will definitely get this one for my DVD movie collection.
center stage in the mind of the involved and revenge is the goal.
Well done movie. A refreshing change from the 'shoot'em up'
endless car chases and bullets flying everywhere fare and
buildings being blown to smithereens. Well acted, some intrigue
and the vocabulary was not offensive for the most part. I Highly
recommend this movie to anyone wanting to be entertained by a
solid story line, good acting by a lot of unknowns, to me anyhow. I
still haven't figured out Sibylla Budd's character, very enigmatic. It
was filmed in Australia and Italy according to the Internet Movie
Wayans. After the 20th or so 'F' word and 'MF' word, I had to leave. I'm no prude but , This movie is nothing like I had thought it would be. Mr. Hanks usually doesn't lower himself to such a crude, crass, absolutely foul mouthed garbage of a movie. The dialog is not something that I would want to sit through with my children or grandchildren. The Coen Boys should be proud of themselves they
continue to sink lower and lower. Hope the don't make money on this garbage.
Shame on everyone associated with this putrid excuse for entertainment.
me believe she is this person. Except for the one and only one 'F'
word that just has to spew from her mouth to satisfy the Hollywood
people, it was really fun to watch. Although the dialog was a bit fast
and mumbling for some of us hard of hearing old folks. It was a
very nice story. So many heartbreaks and disappointments in life
one has to be wary. If the last scene with the old man and the
flowers doesn't bring a tear to your eye you are dead on arrival.
Ahead!- Ben Kingsley is superb in the portrayal of his character.
Miss Connelly is the subject of my disappointment . I know her
script was written for her but she could have said NO to the foul
mouthed 'F' word. It took me aback when it spit out of her mouth
the first time and she had to continue using it through the entire
movie. What is it with Hollywood and the 'F' word and guns? I never
felt sorry for Jennifer's character because she was an idiot, foul
mouthed, alcoholic, chain smoking, immoral piece of garbage
blaming her lack of attention to being an adult and taking care of
her own personal responsibilities like paying her taxes or
wallowing in her sorrow and self pity for 6 months that she doesn't
even open her mail. What's to care about? Am I to scorn the
hardworking Iranian/American citizen that works day and night to
provide for his family for taking note of an auction notice in the
newspaper and seizing the opportunity. I don't think so. He's
smart., she's stupid. Connelly accuses Ben of stealing her house.
Hello! The county tax department had no responsibility for the
whole mess? Some would say the movie is an insight to how
some Americans view foreigners. I wonder how some foreigners
would view Americans living in their country. Are they so full of
compassion and vast understanding that they are more tolerant
than we are? Back to Connelly, She reminded me of a child that
can't leave a sore alone, always picking at the scab. She just won't
leave well enough alone. Another display of her stupidity. I'm going
to quit now before I get redundant. Again I ask, WHERE WAS THE
surprise it was a treat to watch. The opening had some
unbelievable fare that made you wonder if this was a comedy or
what? Well you get to like Statham and admire his expertise at his
'craft'. The movie moves along at a good pace, some stretching of
the possibilities with driving and parachuting. But all in all I liked it.
Worth the watch.
they were smart enough to realize they weren't cut out for being out on their own. Anyhow, the movie was well done, gave you a real feel for what it must
have been like living in the 'Old West'. Plus how hard it must have been to be accepted by a community that knew every detail of every citizen that lived in the area. Maybe the reason for such a poor showing at the box office was the title. Lee Marvin plays himself and does it superbly.
incensed against guns. When the truth be known, Hollywood
wouldn't have a thing to write about and make movies about if it
weren't for guns. Take a moment and think about the movies you
have seen lately and long ago. Guns, Guns, and more guns. You
can count on one hand the 'driving miss daisy' type movies that
have come out of Hollywood. In this movie they don't want you to
pay attention to the lack of morals demonstrated by almost all of
the characters. Just think about the guns. The story was
interesting with the interplay of how the characters were at one
time or other involved with one another.The last good movie I saw
was 'Secondhand Lions'.
tried to sit through in a long time. Whatever happened to feminine
women that looked like someone you would like to come home
to? The scene portraying the act of fellatio with a bevy of on
lookers breaking out into song was as far as I could go. I shut it off
after that. Like I asked up front, what ever happened to class?
have been studying Bela Lugosi's movements and characteristics
for his unforgettable, (unfortunately for us and him) portrayal of a
vampire victim. The scene where a bat appears is another take off
of the early Lugosi movies, and not done much better than they did
back then. I can't believe I sat through the whole movie. With
Elizabeth Ashley and Maria Conchita Alonso, I kept thinking it
would get better. But alas! It was not to be. Don't waste your money
renting this one. Watch it on the late show as I did when there was
absolutely nothing else on.