The situation of this family is a great find, and a unique film subject. Unfortunately, the movie struggles to enchant all the way through, and it definitely fails to reveal a deeper layer or meaning of any kind. And that could work for a short doc of 30 minutes or so. But the story, as it is presented now, is simply too thin to fill up 90 minutes.
Mark Cousins might know a thing or two about films, but one thing the guy can't do is do voice-overs. Holy shitballs, it is beyond me why this guy didn't hire a professional narrator. To me, his voice makes this series nearly unwatchable. It's not the accent, it's the melody of his voice. Every sentence has the EXACT same melody to it. Every. Fucking. Sentence. Doesn't matter if it's a statement, a question, a title or a name… They all…
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I watched it twice, because I couldn't believe it was as bad as I thought it was. After the second viewing, I'm sure of it: I hate it. I think it's the worst film QT ever delivered.
I didn't expect a new classic, or even a very good film. I expected something in the lines of Inglourious Basterds: just a funny flick, a couple of good laughs, some brutal action and something Tarantino movies never lack (until now that is):…
This must've been the worst movie I've seen in several years. And I've seen quite a few strong contenders.
How could an actor like Mads Mikkelsen read this script and actually decide to do the film? It's some of the worst screenwriting I've ever seen. Cliché upon cliché. Very hard-to-believe actions (even for a shallow action movie, this just will not stand). Meaningless, uninspired dialogue. Shallow characters. Horrific acting (can someone tell me why Shia Lebeouf is considered a decent actor anyway?). What a joke. Wow. Just, wow.