• Marshall Granger

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Marshall Granger 25 Nov, 2014

    Probably the least accessible of Fincher's films for me, most of which I could watch more than once in one sitting. But it really is a lovely film. I hope he returns to period drama sometime.

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  • MovieMan23

    ★★★★★ Added by MovieMan23

    Very underrated movie in my opinion.

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  • Steve Dickson

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Steve Dickson 11 Nov, 2014

    Its actually starting to age a bit.....not in the Button way though! The CG looks a bit ropey already which was a real surprise to me. I remember being blown away with it the first time I saw it. The film is still good though and love some of the aspects of it.

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  • Dara Khan

    ★★ Rewatched by Dara Khan 19 Nov, 2014

    I haven't read the original Fitzgerald short story that Eric Roth's screenplay is loosely based on, but judging from the Wikipedia synopsis, the source material feels a lot more 'David Fincher' than the adaptation: the tale of a privileged blue-blood with strained relationships, who eventually goes to Harvard when he is 'young' as an act of revenge against Yale, which rejected him when he was 'old'. One wonders if The Social Network, with its focus on a Mark Zuckerberg obsessed…

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  • Michael502

    ★★½ Watched by Michael502 19 Nov, 2014

    A baby is born in 1918 New Orleans with all the qualities of a shriveled old man and grows younger with each passing year, this is the story of Benjamin Button. Told in flashback as his soul mate lies on her deathbed, just as Hurricane Katrina is heading to town.
    This is the curious case of David Fincher making a pretty ordinary film. It's sorta like Forrest Gump, just not as good. It's just so flat. There are no conflicts…

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  • Adrian Zachow

    ★★ Added by Adrian Zachow

    Quiet boring. Things seemed to happen very slowly, and as far as I'm concerned, with no real emotional impact. Just because the whole thing is narrated "Morgan Freeman" style by Brad Pitt will not make it a movie of substance. The themes and ideas may be lurking there somewhere in a barely defined way, but the clumsy execution of the story's inherent magic realism just didn't do it for me. Better than average make-up effects, though. Handsome production values.

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  • Gui Park

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Gui Park 17 Nov, 2014

    Benjamin Button: Some people, were born to sit by a river. Some get struck by lightning. Some have an ear for music. Some are artists. Some swim. Some know buttons. Some know Shakespeare. Some are mothers. And some people, dance.

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  • Anne-Julie

    ★★★ Rewatched by Anne-Julie 16 Nov, 2014

    First viewing after my reading of the Fitzgerald's original story.
    Really difficult to appreciate it as much now...

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  • Abdullah Muhana

    ★★★★★ Watched by Abdullah Muhana 16 Nov, 2014

    what a movie ! fantastic soundtrack great love story

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  • Iestyn Lloyd

    ★★½ Added by Iestyn Lloyd

    Typical Holywood movie. first half was ok, second half was just a downward spiral that seemed rushed.
    About 30 mins too long.
    Don't bother with this one. Maybe the book was better.

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  • Mathias Axberg

    ★★★★ Watched by Mathias Axberg 15 Nov, 2014

    Yay:

    + Looks great.

    + The aging make-up and vfx are first rate.

    + Brad Pitt is one handsome bastard.


    Nay:

    - I liked hanging out with Benjamin and hearing anecdotes from his trials & tribulations, which is a good thing since the screenplay pretty much abandons ideas like a traditional three-act structure, character development or conflict of any kind.

    - Really slow. As I mentioned above I liked the movie even if it really isn't interested in any traditional arc or thinking regarding pacing, but especially the first hour could probably have been trimmed.

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  • Michael Kastner

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Michael Kastner 14 Nov, 2014

    Ich schaue gerade alle Werke von David Fincher. Vor 'Benjamin Button' hatte ich etwas Angst. Hab ihn damals im Kino gesehen und bin mit dem Ganzen nicht so warm geworden.
    Jetzt beim Rewatch ist mir aufgefallen, wie handwerklich perfekt der Film ist: Kamera, Ausstattung, Musik und vor allem die Effekte sind sehr gut. Die Geschichte ist durchaus interessant, aber so richtig rein gezogen wurde ich nicht. Brad Pitt ist (wie immer) spielstark, mit Cate Blanchett kann ich wenig anfangen.
    Einige…

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