Ps: do notice the fake 10/10 one lifetime reviews.
Best doc of this amazing event to me yet, even better then any fiction.
7/10 for good actors and makeup artists.
I really like Mads Mikkelsen and he's perfect in this role.
Can't wait for Duncan Vizla II.
It gives a not stop suspense from start to end.
For Horror, Sci-Fi movie lovers it is a must see.
This is at its best a B movie, a tv movie, a pity because the theme it is important.
It's bad? No. It is certainly more then watchable, and I watched the first season without problems, apart from a single useless episode (8), but, please, don't compare it to those mentioned above, as it is not at their level.
7.5/10 to me.
In summary it is simple and not really engaging.
It has many nice ingredients used to appear good which indeed are not convincing at all.
Right now, about the recent series, for a more demanding audience, I highly suggest "The Knick" and "House of Cards".
I give this series,
The plot is around a son before his coming confirmation who looks at is divorced father struggling between his problems during a tragic weekend. The child inside the confessional that open and then close the movie is so sweet to worth just by itself the whole film.
If you are a parent you could easily appreciate this movie.
It is an in depth character study, during a real time short trip. The fact is that the situations who involve the protagonist, a rational engineer who face same ethical problems, his struggle to be different from his dead father, it is quite interesting and moving enough to get you involved.
The set is practically inside a car and I have to admit I was surprised it didn't bore me at all. The slight and beautiful soundtrack matches perfectly and interrupts harmoniously the slow pace. The script and the acting are flawless and surely the Hardy presence helps a lot.
It is another kind of movie, minimalist, elegantly executed. Very gripping if you are in the mood, such is to "read" a book in silence.
The whole movie indeed, between a spit and a gunshot it is not, despite its potential, as gripping or engaging as it could have been. The problem is, as well, that all the premises to this eternal fight, turn around a couple families that look like really a bunch of specious and forceful idiots! Maybe it needed some poetic license to adjust the aims.
The script is somehow flat, many secondary characters, impersonal and banal. The photography, that should accompany a now day film of this scale, isn't that great. Locations, sets and costumes, generic and not studied and not really characterized. Many characters so shallow you wont really care about. Kevin Costner is good but, wow, seems like that to enter into his hard soul cowboy character he had to (obviously) spit on the ground every now and then. Doubtless his charismatic presence, greatly helps the entire movie, anyway.
Don't get me wrong, this three episode movie still watchable but, it is a shame the fact that with this main cast (Costner, Paxton, Berenger, Boothe, Howard and the beautiful Parish) and this plot, with a bit more attention and build effort, and maybe some gripping poetic licenses, it could have been great. It is just not really well executed to me, despite the now day cinematography possibilities. It looked like made right to the TV without any (but necessary) extra efforts. The fight scenes were often out of focus and barely comprehensible and the whole movie a little stretched and not well edited, so, also the pacing and the linearity are loosed in here.
I have read "best miniseries" everywhere but if you watched enough TV series and miniseries you should know there are many better executed and gripping one out there. Cause those sentences and the actual 8.1/10 I really expected much more. It is instead around a barely simple 6-7/10 to me, that precisely, does not mean it is excellent at all.
The series bring us at the time, dark, dirty and perfectly represented, where medicine and surgery began the first steps that would take them to today development. In this scenario around an hospital (The Knick) come to life, intertwined and developed, the characters' stories, all very distinct and credible. Stories of exciting, but also horrible, scientific medical research and experiments. Stories about love and betrayal, faith and secularism, discrimination and racism, disease, blackmail, drugs, corruption, death and murder. The series subtitle, sums up all this, very well: "Humanity is hard to cure".
It is like a 16 hour impeccable movie with no frills and never boring. A masterpiece to me. Some scenes as realistic as they are, can be rather harsh for delicate stomachs, but this is not a defect to me, on the contrary adds value. The only negative note is that unfortunately ends, in contrast to other mediocre series that, instead, last for years.
It is unique and original and I have not found any single reasonable reason not to give full marks.
10/10 Very recommended.
In my personal opinion, the problem is that, overall, like in others Paul Thomas Anderson's movies, the plot seems secondary, messy, and mainly not really gripping. It exceed the limit of patience and interest, but without any redemption, if not for some nice found, right till the end.
So, while I really appreciated the cinematography's art present in here, the line between entertainment and boredom has been exceeded.