I'm not a history buff, and I only know the basics (if that) of the real history surrounding Joan of Arc, so I have no idea how accurately this film portrays it. Also, I've never seen any of the more-revered past cinematic retellings, meaning I have nothing to hold this film directly against. I don't know if that puts me in a better or worse position to review Luc Besson's The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc than other…
I didn't realize how many JCVD movies Sheldon Lettich has directed until just now. His is a very nondescript style, and the movie has the expected low-budget look and underdeveloped script issues expected from a standard DTV movie. It's satisfying, though, and puts Van Damme into a unique environment. Van Damme's performance is good, too. He's played characters haunted by their past many times, but here, the crippling insecurities caused by what he sees as his past mistakes are so…
Top 5 Reasons To Watch Reindeer Games:
5. One of the dumbest, most convoluted 'twist' endings imaginable.
4. Isaac Hayes' most inexplicable film role. It's baffling.
3. Charlize Theron
2. "I want some fuckin hAAt chAAklAAt... and some pecan fuckin pie."
1. Dennis Farina's inexplicable false teeth.
A truly breathtaking mess of a motion picture.