One of the most visceral films I've ever seen. Both Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons had my heart racing throughout. Absolutely incredible performances by both actors. They brought such authenticity and physical manifestations of emotion to the screen - I was blown away. Explores the line that coaches/teachers/motivators walk in order to find the greatness in their students/protegees.
Definitely a favorite film of 2014. Shot in only 19 days, this is a CAN'T MISS FILM.
Far and away my favorite film of 2014 to date. Epic and beautiful. Had me reeling for WEEKS after I saw it. I was motionless in the theater when it ended and would have watched it all over again. Scarlett Johansson is beyond captivating as the alien in this 2 act film. Watching her character explore humanity and the human condition was utterly fascinating. The music cues, strangers, cinematography - all of it worked so beautifully together. Like nothing I have ever seen.
Wow. This movie was gripping from beginning to end. Based on a true, now declassified, story, Ben Affleck is incredible as both actor and director at taking us through the details, emotions and tensions of this tale. A must see. Excellent performances by all. I was so anxious in the last 15 minutes of the film that I started (but didn't finish) Googling the ending on my phone.
This is a film I avoided watching because I was scared to feel feelings. I just saw it for the first time. It's a movie that keeps you thinking long after the credits roll - and asks questions of fate, memories, love, hope and regret. Beautiful cinematography allows you to go on the journey with the characters and the score ties it all together. Jim Carey is amazing.