Hanna is a lot of fun to watch. Confidently directed by Joe Wright, the plot is quickly dispensed with as nothing but a MacGuffin in favour of crafting an original and striking allegory for coming-of-age, in the guise of a fairytale infused spy story. It's safe to say Wright has wandered off the period piece trodden path for this outing.
Saoirse Ronan gives a fantastic performance as Hanna, nearly making up for the befudlement of accents that was Eric Bana…
This was a very confusing film to enjoy. On the one hand, it's completely idiotic and void of meaning (any attempt to find a point to the film is giving it more credit than it's worth) and on the other hand, in certain moments the cinematography is fantastic, it is really funny at times and is anchored by a very good James Franco performance.
I know it's bad, that much I can ascertain. It is not terrible, though. It's no…
I am completely baffled as to why this mediocre con movie and mediocre period piece has gained so much buzz. Are people blinded by the amount of famous faces, almost all of whom deliver uninteresting and dull performances (Cooper and Adams excepted here)? Has David O. Russell's name on the credits made people assume that it's well shot and directed? Has anyone actually seen this thing?
American Hustle is slightly less than a poor man's Goodfellas meets Matchstick Men meets…