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Decent if unremarkable film but boy oh boy are some of those Spacey scenes uncomfortable to watch...
7 hours 12 minutes ago
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Decent enough but suffers from a bit of an identity crisis, as it's torn between trying to be a serious expose on human trafficking and a straight up home invasion thriller, with the result that it's not very good at either. Patton is fantastic though, what a screen presence. As an aside the IMDb votes have definitely been manipulated which is kind of cute.
6 days 6 hours ago
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Great little twisty thriller with a phenomenal lead performance from Dormer. It's pleasant surprises like this that make trawling through so much direct-to-VOD rubbish worth it.
1 month 3 weeks ago
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Utter nonsense, but at least it's very pretty, atmospheric, impressively ambitious nonsense. It doesn't stick the landing- in fact it breaks both its legs trying- but I'd still rather watch this than a film playing it safe.
1 month 3 weeks ago
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Like a Tarantino movie except instead of his weird leery foot fetish stuff it went in the other direction and has one of the grossest feet scenes ever. Also more penis.
1 month 4 weeks ago
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Basically the whole movie is like the first fifteen minutes of every Americans abroad horror movie where nothing happens and the acting is unwatchable.
2 months 2 weeks ago
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It's amazing how Ridley Scott churns out a movie which perfectly matches the quality of the script he's working with. Give him brilliance and he makes Alien, give him shit and he makes The Counselor, and give him mediocrity and he makes this completely mundane "thriller", even through all the behind the scenes drama.
3 months 3 weeks ago
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Nolan playing 4D chess, you can't be accused of having weak characters if you have no characters.
4 months 2 weeks ago
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Enjoyable, stylish, twisty thriller that reminded me of Fincher's The Game. Just like that film this isn't meant to be taken seriously, but it provides plenty of entertainment and some surprisingly chilling moments of horror on the way to its gloriously convoluted climax.
5 months ago
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Henry Cavill's face looks less realistic than a lot of Pixar characters.
6 months 2 weeks ago
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Terrible title but a cracking film. Who would have thought that both leads from Twilight would become two of the most interesting and watchable actors of their generation. Pattinson is absolutely electric here.
8 months 2 weeks ago
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Zahler's violence makes most other films seem like kids movies in comparison. Bloody hell.
9 months ago
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A nice little bottle thriller with one of the most confronting singular moments of gore this side of Green Room that unfortunately (but somewhat fittingly) completely shits the bed in the final ten minutes.
9 months 2 weeks ago
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Johnny Depp's years of method acting as a weird drunken loser really pay off here.
10 months 1 week ago
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You keep using that movie title, I do not think it means what you think it means.
1 year ago
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For people who saw Prometheus and thought "You know what? These crewmembers are too competent."
1 year ago
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Lakeith Stanfield, what a talent. Dude only gets a handful of scenes but steals the entire movie, despite being surrounded by superfluous cameos from big stars. The scene where he's asking questions of McMahon is the highlight of an otherwise midling affair.
1 year 1 month ago
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Almost unwatchable. As a huge fan of Michael Shannon and Werner Herzog I can't remember the last time I was this disappointed by a film. Nice score though.
1 year 3 months ago
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Why me?
1 year 3 months ago
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Absolute rubbish in all the right ways.
1 year 4 months ago
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Real cheerful film, great for a pick-me-up.
1 year 4 months ago
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Walter why
1 year 4 months ago
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Elijah Wood is really cornering the market in quirky sidekicks in amateur detective mysteries.
1 year 4 months ago
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I found this surprisingly enjoyable. It's a dialogue-driven political thriller where the only characters playing dirtier than the bad guys are the good guys, anchored by a phenomenal performance from Jessica Chastain that just about redeems her for that awful Scottish accent. The real star here however is the dialogue, which whips past at an intoxicating speed, challenging you to keep up with the team as they devise strategies and counter-strategies and never treating the viewer like an idiot in a way that reminded me of The Ides Of March and Michael Clayton.

Sadly this refreshing approach to storytelling doesn't last for the duration of the movie, as the final act tries to pull off one too many absurd and unnecessarily complex twists, betraying much of the believable strategising which came before. The journey is still definitely worth it however, and the final subtle mid-credits shot goes some way towards repairing the damage caused by the film's climax. I'll be watching the development of Jonathan Perera's career with interest because this is one hell of a debut script.
1 year 4 months ago
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The 2017 entry is incorrect the best picture winner was actually Emma Stone.
1 year 4 months ago

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