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The Constant Gardener
Love. At any cost.
Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very dangerous conspiracy.
This is a forgotten gem of a film.
The color, style, camera movement and editing in this film is so full of energy and purpose.
Jumping around in time, we are shown the death of character before the buildup of her relationship. When the timeline circles back to the death again it doesn't come across like a replay - amazingly there is emotional weight to the outcome that is already known. Moving still ahead in time, voiceover of Tessa continue to build her character while haunting whatever is on screen with the burden of Justin's loss.
The use of saturated colors against scenes with grey tones is amazing at conveying location - but also emotional states. Justin returns to a…
This is a forgotten gem. It's a great film in every aspect, from the excellent camerawork, to a terrific performance from Ralph Fiennes, to an exciting and intriguing plot. The Constant Gardener is an overlooked, excellent thriller.
Words cannot describe just how utterly PISSED off I am that I didn't see Ralph Fiennes mowing a lawn for 2 hours!!
DAMN YOU, trade descriptions act!!
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Ralph Fiennes is so underrated. He never gets the praise he deserves. He's got his whole heart in this performance. So good.
I think a movie about a man gardening constantly would have been more entertaining.
But why, Justin needs to know, did Tessa receive an e-mail asking her, "What were you and Arnold doing in the Nairobi Hilton Friday night? Does Justin know?"
The murder of Tessa takes place right at the start of "The Constant Gardener," so it is not revealing too much to mention it. The movie is a progress back into her life, and a journey of discovery for Justin, who discovers a woman he never really knew. The flashback structure, told in remembered moments, passages of dialogue, scenes that are interrupted and completed later, is typical of John Le Carre, whose novels resemble chess problems in which one solution is elegant and all of the others take too many moves. It…
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I know it’s got flaws… so damn many. But I do like the film a lot. Perhaps because I love watching Rachel Weisz. She’s great here.
This is actually the third time I've seen this film and it still manages to thrill after seeing it every five years or so. Fiennes gives a great performance although I have to admit it's hard to not see him as Voldemort now. Weisz is also very good, as usual, but I still wish that Amy Adams had one the Oscar for Junebug this year. Maybe things get a little too long and a little to into standard thriller fair, but it's a hell of a ride and worth a watch.
Rachel Weisz owning. Meirelles over-aestheticizing everything. Moderately better than Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, if there's some imaginary competition going on between mediocre John le Carré film adaptations.
Good intentions do not automatically result in good movies.
Yes, the way the pharmaceutical industry exploits Africa is deplorable, but I would much rather be informed about this situation in a fact-based documentary.
Instead we have watch the always depressing Ralph Fiennes being depressed about these depressing events for two depresslingly long hours and 8 depressing min.
It's well meant, but no.
Bleak and sad and depressing. Fiennes and Weitz are good though.
Atípica adaptación de una novela de John Le Carré.
Fernando Meirelles dota a El jardinero fiel de un estilo visual y un ritmo que nada tienen que ver con el cine de espionaje al uso. El filme tiene empaque y un juego de presente y “flash-backs” que sirve para contar la historia de una perspectiva que la hace aún más interesante.
Una película no del todo redonda pero sí muy sorprendente. El compositor español Alberto Iglesias se quedó a las puertas del Óscar por su trabajo en este título.
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