Played with straight up conviction & heart, the cast do really well here in a show that could have been ghastly
Blake Fallon Michael Stephen Sam Cristel all great
Alan Dale is the icing on the cake says an Aussie who remembers him from her youth, so great to see him as Anders.
BUT why did they cast a lined and raddled has been to play Alexis? So revolting and holds no sway at all... when she SHOULD!! She's Alexis Carrington ffs, but she looks like a tacky clapped out leather skinned drag queen
Beautifully paced, filmed & directed, a story well told
Critical that the girl carries off this role with authenticity, and she does. Tom Hanks is like pulling on dependable comfy slippers. You know you wont be disappointed and all will be well, but thiught he was especially good in this. He's such a pleasure to watch, always humble, never bigger than his character. If you want fast action you won't like this, but it is quality work there's no doubt about that. Recommended.
This is a perfect example of zero skill exhibited in creating TENSION for your audience. That was why Walter White was such a success he was a POS too so often but he was OTHER THINGS AS WELL.
So here we have POS Adam, lame brained, mindlessly cruel, vapid, spineless but worse than that, not connected to US! YES he can be all those things and still be part of US but no! we watch the train wreck at arm's length, no rationale provided, 100% excluded from his process, just a being bumbling around a stranger to us who anticipate that surely before the final reel we will be given something ANYTHING to make sense of him.
But no! Thats not afforded us.
So POS Adam watched Rocco DIE, he hears his own gasping breath being mistaken for Rocco's in Court...he SITS THROUGH THIS AND DOES NOTHING, says nothing, gives US nothing and THEN he goes to the family after party WITH ROCCO'S SISTER.
SO this character is actually brain dead. BORING, zero tension in that, now we just detest him and only hope he dies (zero tension in that) we've just been invited into his empty hollow world as subscribers to a streaming service and treated with contempt.
So then his disgusting POS father gets frantic AGAIN!!!! over POS son and we the "contempted upon" are supposed to feel WHAT EXACTLY???
Im so enraged I invested 10 odd hours of my life to this garbage.
Laughed so hard at the last moments, at least that was entertaining.
How dare they then try to add gravitas in the dying moments of the puerile mess they duped us with, by injecting some soaring strains of glorious music.
Why are kids movies so overwrought? The intensity of destructive smash it to pieces scenes in this is incredibly bad for the nervous system. Please movie makers wind it down a bit.
The art here is undeniable but sometimes more is less and this seems a very apt truism for most kids movies these days.
Despite Emily Mortimer's ever vapid presence, in no way suited to be convincing as a cop. Michael Caine is masterful as always, film gives him an opportunity to show off his incredible range credibly, from fragile pathos and sorrow to hard unrelenting man in the field you do not want to cross. It's hard to take any satisfaction though in the hunting down and brutalising of miserable wretches at the bottom of the have not pile. Well directed scripted and edited. Love seeing Michael Caine always, he's so damned good nuance by nuance it's spooky.
I see the dopey idiot is a white male and the sharp on point counterpart is a woman. Surprised not a black woman. Getting tired of this constant shameful unashamed shaming, it's even in my workplace training modules!
...demonstrate the change society has undertaken since those days when life moved more slowly, now nothing slow can be tolerated, and all precious nuance must be stomped upon with horror tag of "boring".
This is a splendid film. Ralph Fiennes, despite a few overly tended vowels, is perfect as Basil. Actors really are the most remarkable people. How can this be the guy in Schindlers List?
And where is his Oscar?!
Well i guess this film is not flashy enough to attract one for him, lovely to see his beautiful eyes again anyway.
Ms Mulligan did Edith proud, and young Robert gave a stout and spirited performance.
Really ticked off not to see Karim and what happened between them. Of course a marriage would have been a disaster, what silliness, is that what we were supposed to assume? My goodness the husband was a statement wasn't he, carefully crafted so as not to demonise. That he would sail off all alone back home was absurd, but whatever. Christopher Simpson adorable.
This is a beautifully rendered, controlled dramatisation of the complexities and confusions that inhabit DV situations. Great performances with a knock out from the girl who portrays Holly, every screen of her face tells us the immense fear and conflict she has been silently enduring. Lars also terrific, loved Theo and Simon as well, good direction pacing and editing, well written. Not for the impatient action hounds, no doubt we will get the whiners on here grumbling about watching paint dry and "nothing happens". Ignore such vapid reviews if you have any interest in human psychology, family dynamics, human suffering.
EDIT: to the person commenting that the mother wouldn't have been in denial ( for the children's sake ) knows nothing about the confusing nature of denial in DV situations or indeed...marriage
Blake Lively's little girl voice, pouts and tears are bad as she looks about 22 years old, it's worse since she had the globes done and has them constantly in show. Why is her chest always bare? She looks like a hooker. And her voice omg. Don't even.
One season later and im done, i simply cannot watch/listen to Serena any longer, she's so so irritating it's unbearable, the thought of enduring it for another 4 seasons makes me nauseous...will miss Chuck & Blair both adorable, and Rufus.
Eric Bana adds some much needed gravitas to Ms Harpers concocted feeling little boiler which does its best to stuff itself full as a Christmas turkey. I really did laugh out loud when we managed to fit in a gay couple alongside the indigenous and Asian spouses, the ultimately strangely disconnected, non- satisfying side story of gambling addiction and a man apparently gone mad to the point of losing all perspective manifesting in unfettered murder and self immolation, and of course, the incestuous murderous dad. A tawdry trite unskilled work. Open spaces very nicely filmed.
Terrible, bored to death, "chief" and "pumpkin" characters felt written, phoney. She s not a bit convincing as a savvy languid disgraced "trying whoring now" ,( lol ) teacher from wherever it was, Sutherland had zero pacing also causing him to feel written, their D&M made me laugh out loud. Wasnt engaged in any of it, Lake Como gets 2 stars.
Sure enough as i expected the picky little whiners complaining about character's dumb choices while completely missing the point of the film. This is a resounding depiction by Crowe of a male caught in toddler rage because in society today men don't have the run of the town any more.
Doesnt it SUCK?!?!
What a shame they can't take a step back and reflect ...THINK THIS "holy cow so THIS is what it's like, how did they (women) survive the pain misery grief torment cruelty of THIS TIMES A GOOGLEPLEX for the past 5 centuries? HOW?"...nuh, instead they go into enraged thwarted entitlement and start killing, maining, whining, flaming self / other destruction.
Yeah it sucks for you the tide has turned but what did you think? That the waves would just keep crashing your way for all eternity? Grow up and grow.
Thank you RUSSELL CROWE for showing what failure to do this results in.
He did convince in this film, the action scenes cliche but he pulled it off. I thought of I Am Sam (and others) ...pretty damn impressive character range. Saddled here with a chick he had about as much chemistry with as zero (and her acting was atrocious) and JB doing a mysterious turn. Not sure what the hell he was even doing in this film. The script was very bad, narrative awful, so basically all my stars are for Sean.
TWO HARDENED COPS MURDER ANOTHER COP BY DROWNING HIM IN TAP WATER AND THEN FAKE HIS SUICIDE BY DAMPING HIM IN THE RIVER. LUNGS, TAP WATER, RIVER WATER LO! IT DOESN'T MATCH!! WHO KNEW? ONE HARDENED COP SNAPS VICTIMS WRIST CUFFLINKED TO STEERING WHEEL TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE HE STRUGGLED BUT GUESS WHAT? YEAH THAT WRIST WAS SNAPPED POST MORTEM NOT DURING DEATH, INFORMS A STRAIGHT FACED AUTOPSY PATHOLOGIST. WHO KNEW? LOL ...that's it, im done. Shame acting seems strong.
I thought watching him, he reminds me of Timothee Chalamet and there ya go, i see he played the young Nic Sheff in Beautiful Boy. Anyway he is imo better than TC , he is less self aware, it's just an innate talent you cant fake and he s got it in spades. You 100% forget there's a camera on him, i never really forget there's a camera on Timothee. He s also better looking,( sry Timbo). Hope he can hold his life together as he grows, and reach his full potential.
And to people "in the know" babbling on about this isnt a realistic portrayal of a military base, when people refer to realism/realistic in this context they are not talking about "this is how an OS military base really is" ..
no one cares about that, it's about realism as in body mind feeling expression. So unruffle your feathers and just try to immerse organically in a different kind of experience, leaving your "but but but's.." in the outhouse :),