Try Everything Once
Reviewed by Arch for Sleeper at 2012-01-05 00:52:18
Sadly, "Sleeper" hasn't lasted as well as "Annie Hall", "Manhattan", and other classics from the Allen and Brickman pens. The "satire" in "Sleeper" now looks rather #!@%*#-hum (reality having produced much more horrific things to satirize). And the frenetic running round, falling down, etc, was done much better by Buster Keaton (85 years ago) than by Diane Keaton, who in "Sleeper" looks as if she's trying hard to be a good sport (she could get more laughs out of saying "la-di-da" as Annie than out of this whole "Sleeper" script).
OK, it was a gallant effort, full of brilliant moments, and it should have worked; but I'm afraid there will be too many viewers sitting at home watching this sci-fi spoof on their TV screens and thinking, "I must be enjoying this, right? - because it's by the master."
And is he still the great master? - sure he is. Check out his "Whatever Works" (2009) with Larry David.
Reviewed by queenmango for Cool Hand Luke at 2009-07-21 13:35:23
Best movie of all time??? Maybe for some. Ive heard it before. My pick for the best movie of all time? No. BUT...a magnifisent movie that shows how heary breakingly good Paul Newman is at acting. Yes. He is good looking but even if he was the ugliest man on the face of the earth I would name him the best male actor on this film alone. He grips you dramatic bones.