this movie is the best and it warms up my heart and coiln firth is the best in the world. i wish that i saw him at the wedding for kate and william. what a great movie to buy or rent or oun. well im in love with the cast and the story. there also a book about it. princess Hanna Bella
Not as bold as 'Inception' or as relevant as 'The Social Network," but just as worthy in its own way. Propelled by endearing performances and an interesting true-life story, this is among the most enjoyable films of 2010.
Exciting, Alive and Vibrant
Reviewed by criddic2 for Hamlet at 2009-08-24 03:43:17
This is the only uncut version of Shakespeare's play committed to film. As such, it is a relief to find it done so well. While not all of the star-studded cast fit too easily (Jack Lemmon is a bit ill-at-ease in a brief bit), but others fare quite well (Heston, Crystal). Excellent production design, and great performances from Branagh, Winslet, Jacobi and Christie. If you fear the 4 hour running time, the Gibson version is fine. But if you want great cinema, this is the best version.
Reviewed by shanahan for Hamlet at 2009-04-18 16:18:03
FOUR BONES? Have you been at the dognip? This thing is ghastly! Hamlet swinging on a chandelier across the room in the final scene? Give me a break - or a poison-tipped sword. This is like a Corman send-up of Shakespeare, without any of the humor. See Mel Gibson do his wired Prince, Nicol Williamson do his haunted Prince. (Skip Olivier's self-aggrandizing Prince-as-Young-Werther.) But stay away from this bizarrely inadvertent parody: Prince-as-Doug-Fairbanks.
Once upon a time there were Westerns. Then one day, along came Clint Eastwood. Then another one day in 1992, he made the film Unforgiven. That movie seemed to put the lid on the coffin of the whole Western movie genre.... Appaloosa seems to mosey into theaters as if nothing ever happened. It is a downright casual film starring Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen, playing two partners who make a living upholding the law in the small-town west.
The hound lost the scent on this one
Reviewed by K-hill for Enchanted at 2008-03-28 00:24:04
Disney pokes fun of its "happily ever after" fantasy machine; but playing out this sentiment in the somewhat more real world of NYC is a bit smarter than the hound sniffed out. Agree the ending wasn't the best, but the movie was a treat.
Requires more than one viewing
Reviewed by KHL for Vanilla Sky at 2008-03-24 17:36:48
I know that I was a bit perplexed on the first viewing, but after the second or third time I began to really appreciate the complexity that director Crowe uses to build the story and give small and subtle cues about the plot early on. Like or hate Tom Cruise, he is excellent as David, a petulant and shallow person whose life is changed by a sudden event. David must face the person he is and the things he's done, but what else is really going on and why does reality seem to be competing with fantasy in David's mind?
Some may find this long, drawn out and boring (see the completely mixed reviews of critics and filmgoers), but if you're willing to be patient, I think it's a highly rewarding and thought provoking film. Diaz as the psycho ex from hell, Cruz as the bubbly new love and Lee as the wisecracking friend all give great performances as well and the soundtrack fits amazingly with the themes and moods of the film.