Streaming: I had been looking forward to this doc since I saw the trailer last year. Even though I find the subject matter interesting, I was disappointed.
I think most of the time it can seem that we judge documentaries based on their subject matter. But subject matter can only get you so far. This thing has such an amazing "cast" - but the end product feels like it needed a major recut. It isn't a low budget doc. It looks and sounds great. But it could and should have been a little better.
DVD: Wow. Easily one of the best films of 2013. I think Paul Greengrass needs to stop making movies with Matt Damon. Because when Damon isn't in the film, the director knocks it out of the park. See UNITED 93 to understand what I'm talking about.
Even though I recalled how this incident ended from the news back in 2009, the tension this movie slowly creates it unbelievable. I don't really see why Abdi was nominated for Best Supporting Actor.…
Tarantino is so good that even Jamie Fox can't ruin this movie.
Hilarious, bloody, intense, epic. Exactly what you'd expect from a slave movie / Western from Quentin Tarantino. I had high expectations and this film met them. Always a good year when there's a film from this writer/director to remind us how good movies can be - and should be.
It starts off okay but by the end of the final fight, I hated this movie.
Once again - the BOURNE SUPREMACY "style" is present here: action scenes where you can't tell what is going on due to the tight close-ups and quick cutting.
The worst scene was the final fight. The whole film builds to this moment - and then we are treated to shots that don't last more than half a second. The camera crosses the line from…