I'm not much of a Tom Cruise fan so when I don't hate a movie he is in I tend to be more generous in my praise. The movie is beautiful, the cast has good chemistry and it is a pleasant watch.
Unfortunately, the movie telegraphs all of the twists so there was little surprise...it is like watching a movie with someone who has already done so and gets visibly giddy in anticipation of the good parts. Some of the dialogue is pretty cheesy.
But it is a pretty movie.
The fact that I was not allowed to see this movie when I was young only added to the mystique. I knew it was going to be awesome and it did not disappoint. The music is perfect and sets the right creepy tone putting me on the edge of my seat. Roy Scheider was perfect as the police chief uncomfortable with the water and forced to deal with the crisis, weighing the needs of the townspeople with the safety of…
Since seeing this movie, I have never been able to hear Stealers Wheel's "Stuck in the Middle With You" without thinking of Michael Madsen and his dance as he tortured a captured policeman.
I watched this movie knowing nothing about it one night and I was hooked. Tarantino has a gift for dialogue like none other. I love the pop culture references, the snappiness of the exchanges and yes the profanity. The soundtrack for the movie was perfect, the juxtaposition…