Don’t forget to select your favorite films!
I reckon you could ask me every day for the next couple of weeks about this film and I'd have a different bunch of reckons each time.
A really well done, if equally bleak, film about clashing frameworks of belief and shitty parents and sad kids internalising bad times. Yay!
I'm veering between thinking it's fantastic (the economy of the cinematography! the gravity of the topic! the decent acting AFAIK not speaking German!) and just worthy-but-pointless.
Gyllenhal is heaps better in Prince of Persia, but it's still pretty good. #trollololol
Nah but seriously. You know whether you're up for a boxing pic, and this is all incredibly straightforward fallen hero arc stuff... BUT I gave a shit about what was happening, during the boxing and during the rest of it.
The "behind every great man..." schtick still going strong in 2015 and Bechdel-Wallace test squarely failed.
Forest Whitaker explicitly in the teacher role comes through with reassuring nuance, fumbling over his pearls of wisdom sometimes, called out for lying, etc.