Beautiful, gripping, raw. Just a great experience.
Kaye really should do (and then finish) more films.
Deprimerende film. Maar Adrian Brody is een beste acteur!
Overly serious and overtly dramatic. Sort of a perfect storm of every single dark issue that Lund could dream of, and without good reason.
>inner city schooling
>kids who lack guidance
All of that piled together for a really fun time!
There are moments of promise, mostly when Henry is actually making a difference, and teaching somebody something, whether it be the students or Erica. But that seems futile, because nothing good seems to come of it.
Come on, Kaye, what was going on?
Extremely depressing but beautiful. I love Adrien Brody in everything.
This film makes you feel something real and is magnificently made. Can't really compare it to anything I have ever seen before. And I fell in love with adrien Brody a little bit.
This film makes you feel something real and is shot magnificently. Fell in love with adrien Brody a little bit too. Stunning.
Was starting to get on my nerves with how it was shot (especially with the reliance on jerky zoom ins and outs in the first half of the film), but the fact that its a really worthwhile drama with a brilliant central performance by Adrien Brody shone through.
Once i saw a interview with Tony Kaye were he said that the version of American History X was not his choice. He was not yet satisfied with the film but producers and such forced him to release the film.
Watching his second film i had the feeling that he had more freedom this time. The film was more out there and experimental. Especially the camera work was out there. I had the feeling that he used 2 or 3…
I really just want to bitch-slap all of the whiny-ass critics who didn't like this movie. Maybe it's because half of my family is filled with teachers and I have heard so many of these stories before, but this film is so real and so authentic, I cannot possibly understand how it has fallen through the cracks. Adrien Brody is phenomenal. The rich supporting cast is also very good. Is it preachy? Yes. Is it depressing? Yes. Does it offer…
Si tuviera la potestad de galardonar esta película, lo haría de forma inmediata porque es una joya, y creo que es de las que pocos se han percatado de que existe. Tony Kaye no dirige cualquier película: American History X y esta. Nada mal.
¿Qué estamos haciendo y cómo lo estamos haciendo? ¿Acaso lo que hacemos está transformando a bien nuestro contexto? ¿Sí valdrá la pena? ¿Cuál es mi impacto y dónde dejo huella? ¿Desde cuándo somos tan indiferentes?
The one force that keeps this movie from imploding upon itself is Brody's devastating performance. As a man defeated at every turn yet determined to avoid a free-fall into nothingness, it is fascinating to watch a character become so completely enraged at the unbreakable carelessness of the world around him.
However, the pacing of this movie is absolutely fucked. With depressing chalkboard drawings and brief snippets of Brody's character in an interview setting popping up at random intervals, there becomes…
Es sofocante esa escuela. ¿Dónde están Viola Davis y Maggie Gyllenhaal cuando se les necesita?