The characters and plot are profoundly stupid and nonsensical to the point of absurdity. But not the good, fun kind. The kind that feels like a waste of time.
Doesn't really dig too deep into the details, which I find disappointing, but overall this is a slightly above average movie about the political maneuvering. I'm not sure I leave this movie with a greater knowledge of Greenland's importance to the war effort in the 40s. But it's a nice, entertaining introduction to a less-discussed side of World War II.
I completely understand all of the negative reviews of the ending. Without betraying my affection for everything else this movie brings to the table, I feel confident stating that the climax is incoherent and unearned in a way that comes dangerously close to ruining the whole experience.
Anthony Scott Burns' vision and storytelling feel immensely mature and self-assured. We go on a JOURNEY in this film. The scope is huge, even though the scale is small. Sarah's world…
Imagining Netflix ringing up Aaron Sorkin and assuring him that he could do whatever he wanted, as long as his name was on it, is my personal nightmare.
It's unfair to compare this to Mangrove, but it's also really hard not to. The stories are broadly so similar that when one film veers toward successful visual dramatic tension and the other does through dialog, I can't help comparing.
I've never met Aaron Sorkin, but I get the feeling he thinks…