★½ Watched 28 Apr, 2013
Implausible, emotionally illogical and politically weak. And a poor script and ordinary performances. Double meh.
★★★★ Watched 14 Apr, 2013
Jessica Chastain can act.
Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles... What a film. Still fresh after nearly 25 years.
Just remember: this holier-than-thou piece of crap beat Brokeback Mountain, Capote and Good Night, and Good Luck for the Best Film Oscar. Screw Hollywood.