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What on earth has happened to this site? TV shows???
1 month 2 weeks ago
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Slow start that lacks a clear MacGuffin to give the film its hook. But when the train picks up its speed, it's glorious. Some fantastic set pieces, the snow looks glorious on film and Bronson is cool as hell. Have to say that the ensemble cast didn't really impress me, and some of the minor characters had laughably bad delivery. 7/10.
1 year 4 months ago
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George Sanders was rather underused. Excellent beginning with intriguing cinematography and blocking, but the second act is rather weak. The part on the boat doesn't really set up the 'Man Hunt'. Unlike the other comments, I felt the third act and ending were okay. Considering that this was filmed during the war, it is quite chilling that spoiler
1 year 10 months ago
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Fine film, but it's in way too many genre list. Bill wears a hat, why not stick it in the western one as well?
1 year 11 months ago
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This is not a great film. However, it's a good film. The opening sequence is well thought out, but poorly executed, and the performances in the first act are worse than in the second and third. There are real moments of brilliance here: the split screen scene, the snowflake that turns into a tear, and the travel-blog-montage. These scenes alone are interesting enough for me to remember the film for a long time.
2 years 1 month ago
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Shot like a TV soap
2 years 1 month ago
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Much like Cary Grant, I remain indifferent to this film. Gig Young's sideplot was probably the funniest part.
2 years 5 months ago
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Four checks, Jeremy? That's insane!
2 years 6 months ago
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A visual tour de force! Every scene transition and every title card is designed with such care and attention to detail. One of the few films I dare call a true underrated masterpiece (for what it's worth, it's got 860 votes on IMDb as of 21').
2 years 7 months ago
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What a dumb list. The recency bias is staggering. Apparently american movies from the past four years are the gold standard.
2 years 8 months ago
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Should have been a silent movie.
2 years 9 months ago
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Petition to remove this as an official list.
2 years 9 months ago
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Update please
2 years 9 months ago
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I mean, it's not bad, but the story is ultimately a traditional hero's journey with a 'chosen one' and loads of dialogue about coming to terms about one's power and responsibilities. I've seen that before. I've also seen epic vistas accompanied by Hand Zimmer scores. Also, I don't go to the movies in order to wait for the sequel. The 3rd act led to nothing, and I felt quite underwhelmed. Maybe I'm just getting tired of blockbusters.
2 years 10 months ago
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This list has some obvious flaws. Recency bias + over representation of Bollywood movies. However, I don't know which is worst, the Bollywood stuff or the Marvel movies.
2 years 10 months ago
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A ridiculous and wild ride, but yet entertaining and memorable. Albert Finney is funny, suave, and charming throughout. An overlooked treasure.
2 years 10 months ago
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A Sherlock Holmes film in which Sherlock Holmes is not seen doing anything clever. Not ideal.
3 years 3 months ago
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Richard Attenborough in a completely unexpected role as a the uptight, unsympathetic Regimental Sgt. Major Lauderdale who is refusing to see the last bits of the British Empire crumble.

Brilliantly acted, intense film with a perfect dose of British humour. The staging, composition, and blocking is second to none, kudos to Douglas Slocombe and John Guillermin.
3 years 5 months ago
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