This is a low budget Christian film that punches well above it's weight. If you saw Sunset Limited with Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson and liked it, then you might like this. Grace and Gravity steers away from the horrible pitfalls of other Christian films, such as God's Not Dead, by giving the atheist character a real sense of intelligence and biblical knowledge, so that the conversation is never one-sided. It's not about a Christian character "saving" the…
This is not the film I was sold in the trailer. Instead of the rip roaring and riotously funny revenge thriller I was expecting to see I got given a monotonous, repetitively dull, action film, that was totally lacking in both character development and humour. Liam Neeson seems absent from his own movie, all so that we can step into the world of some shady mobsters that are about as interesting as sticking a snow plow up my rear end.
Denis Villeneuve pulls off the impossible of making a sequel to Ridley Scott's masterpiece that might just be equal in scope and grandeur. An instant classic is born!
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How do you make a biopic about someone doing something to which we already know the outcome? You anchor it with a very personal story about loss and one man's drive and determination being fuelled by that loss. Out of pain and tragedy comes the will to achieve great things. Damien Chazelle cements himself as one of my absolute favourite filmmakers, Ryan Gosling cements himself as one of my absolute favourite actors (as if there was any doubt), and Justin Hurwitz composes one of the most beautiful scores of 2018 that should have bagged him an Oscar nom.