I think Blackhat isn't particularly good. But its Michael Mann! Being a Michael Mann fan (Heat is my #1 fav film of all time) I look for his trade style gorgeous visuals, even more so when the story isn't all that. No one shoots night shots like Mr. Mann. Chris Hemsworth was definitely miscast IMO. I liked Wei Tang as the love interest. Her acting surely wasn't any real good but I feel her screen presence makes up for it somehow. Blackhat unfortunately is Mr. Mann's least interesting film to date but brings just enough for me to still enjoy it on some levels.
What a fantastic collaboration between James Cameron for writing this impressive 90's futuristic story and the screenplay and Kathryn Bigelow for directing this fantastic thrill ride! The film's got great leading performances from Ralph Fiennes as Lenny Nero, Juliette Lewis and Angela Bassett. The supporting cast is impressive too with solid performances across the board. The action sequences are simply fantastic, Kathryn Bigelow really shines in that department. This was my 1st viewing of Strange Days and expect to revisit this great film once either the US or UK blu-ray is released. Highly recommended!
One of Mr. Scorsese's finest films, The Wolf of Wall Street is a 3 hour tour de force brimmed with energy and fantastic acting.
Like so many other reviewers have already stated before me, it is a feat and an acknowledgement for a 3 hour film to only feel not even half as long, it is that good.
I don't think it is worth a 5 star rating but I did thoroughly enjoy the hell out of it and will definitely add this to my Blu-ray collection.