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Meh. Terribly overrated. Were it not for the single shot trickery (that's been done before), it would have been a very run of the mill movie where not much happens.
2 days 1 hour ago
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Really good acting cannot save the script marred by a solidly stiff script. It's like watching actors in still life paintings. Some of the dialog makes Jane Austen sound modern and vibrant.
It feels like they lifted direct quotes from letters between the characters. Even in those times and places, people didn't speak like they wrote.
3 days 10 hours ago
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Terribly pedestrian.
Poor writing. Bad acting.
The real women in the clandestine services during WWII deserved better.
3 weeks ago
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It's funny to me how after 20 years of tv putting despicable criminals front and center, from the Sopranos to Breaking Bad, the same people who incense those shows seem to look for superheroes in movies.
Somehow it feels like if the protagonist was a male grifter, everyone would be giving the movie the thumbs up...
But it's a despicable woman and we can't have that.
1 month 2 weeks ago
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Seems like it's one of those movies the critics decided it was cool to hate for some reason.
Maybe it all comes down to personal sensibilities, as such things often do.
Personally I found the movie beautiful, exceptionally well directed and supported by very sensitive performances, especially by the children. But hey to each their own.
1 month 3 weeks ago
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Sorely disappointed in that one. It had everything to be brilliant but instead it's just meandering.
It should have been focusing on Fred's words and actions way more than on the FBI and informant storyline.
For the first hour, it feels like the longest setup to the most predictable tragedy but it's not even really that. It's just a bunch of actors, wasted in pointless scenes with meaningless dialog, waiting for the story to begin, and end, with Fred's tragic death.

Hampton is still waiting for a proper biopic.
1 month 3 weeks ago
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Lovely film with great performances.
I wasn't expecting to be moved by it but I was. It's not trying to be more than it is but it's not settling for fluff either. A very good watch.
2 months ago
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I had high hopes for this one and the movie still managed to exceed my expectations. It succeeds where a lot of recent indies have failed: it never loses sight of its narrative and its protagonist even when it indulges in quiet and still moments because they are part of the story too.
Great direction and beautiful performance from Ahmed who proves once again he deserves more praise than he gets.
3 months ago
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Bit disappointed in that one. It started damn well and then pretty much went down steady from there up to a crash landing. Basically the first third is great and the rest feels like another movie entirely, with average writing and cliché galore.
And then they give us a collection of clips about real women from the WAAF in the credits. Meh. A real movie about these women would have been way more interesting than what we ended up with.

Oh and no, it wasn't written by Max Landis. An unknown portion of the "original idea" was his, and thus he is still credited, as per WGA rules.
3 months ago
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Wow. After Away, I started wondering why Hilary Swank would accept such a bad show. After seeing Fatale, it is now painfully clear she has become the new Ben Kingsley. She'll take just any role for the right amount of money. She hasn't been working much in the past year and she's over 45 but that's stooping very low.
3 months ago
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Really couldn't get into that one. The direction was so forceful, it felt like a bad play, which I'm sure it wasn't.

The acting was certainly not to blame but the amateurish editing, long strenuous closeups, and poor adaptation took from the performances instead of enhancing them.
3 months 1 week ago
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A massive waste of a beautiful book. Basically turned a story about hope and sacrifice into a long long setup for the most pointless twist ever.
3 months 1 week ago
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Struggles a bit in the last act after Hemsworth drops in and starts chewing the scenery. Maybe the last part could have brought more tension with proper casting for that crucial part.
3 months 3 weeks ago
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Guess I didn't smoke enough weed before I watch the movie... or when I was a kid, cuz I can't see what's funny or even entertaining there. It's just bad.
4 months 1 week ago
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What a piece of shit. Nolan should really stop writing. If the best he can do is mix bits and pieces from all his hits and see what shit comes out of it, he should stick to directing and maybe try to find someone to write him a good script next time.
4 months 1 week ago
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One of those very rare seasonal movies that manage to be funny and genuine, never running toward one and leaving the other behind, but toeing the line between family comedy and family drama with elegance and good performances.
4 months 2 weeks ago
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Another gem hidden in the "horror" drawer, which is sure to get a lot of the jaded horror crowd bitching "boring" while being ignored by viewers looking for more substance than the usual jump scare/gorefest.

Very recommended if you like horror movies/tv that subvert the tropes of the genre to tell a story about the real horror of our world.
4 months 3 weeks ago
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The skating is insane but yeah it's playing like a documentary for about 70% of the film, which probably would have been the way to go since some of these kids are definitely not up to acting, and the remaining 30% is just mean girls shit and boys issues that the movie could have done without.
5 months ago
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Pretty good light hearted movie about very current issues, sadly, with great performances. Unlike a lot of more clumsily written movies about similar topics, it manages to make its point without feeling preachy and without ever losing sight of the fact there are always several sides to the same story.
5 months ago
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I usually enjoy movies that make me feel dumb on first watch. Not as a masochist, no. Just because there is something intriguing about movies that do not talk down to their audience and instead leave you things to reflect and figure out on your own.
This one, however, might have pushed the envelope a little too much. There is symbolism, to be sure, and excellent performances, but if you need a decoder ring, a map and a commentary by the director/screenwriter to even understand what they're trying to get at, it's a failed effort I'm afraid.
5 months 1 week ago
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Actually not as bad as reviews made it out to be. Basically Sons of Anarchy with Aussie accents. Just as good and with a better ending.
5 months 1 week ago
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I really don't know what to make of this one. I understand the director's reason for such a slow pace as it underlines the heavy slow crushing of human life by the unrelenting Death Penalty Machine. I don't have a problem with the pace.
The acting was excellent, in parts, mostly on Woodard who probably would have garnered well deserved awards out of this, had it been a higher profile "indie" by a big Hollywood studio subsidiary instead of such a small production. Yes, it takes money to get people nominated for awards. Hodge was way less interesting. He seems to be acting in bursts and feels completely invisible when he's not sobbing or screaming, which could also be an acting choice but leaves little to pull you in most of his scenes.

And yet with all this going on, it still feels like the movie is a miss. Even with the force of Woodard's performance, her character still feels underdeveloped and vague. In fact she conveys more through perfect stillness and a downcast eye during the end scene, than the script manages with dialog and empty scenes for the whole movie.
9 months 2 weeks ago
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Superb performance by Gugino and a very creepy Henry Thomas and a very interesting direction from Flannagan who turned what could have been a very static film into a full fleshed movie. Disappointing ending but hey it's Stephen King, what else did you expect? The guy's only good ending was Shawshank.
9 months 3 weeks ago
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So bad it's not even funny. Only one out of the 4 actresses looks like she even knows how to act and the dialog and direction are so amateurish you've probably seen better on Youtube.
10 months ago
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What a waste of opportunity and of a fine fine cast.
The premise is interesting and would have made for a brilliant film in the hands of a good writer but there's not much there besides the expected.
The leads give it their best in all their well known subtlety but there's just not enough to make it relatable or memorable in any way.
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