As if I’d watch this again.
How dare you put Tom Hanks in your movie and proceed to give him no good lines or anything resembling a personality! This is literally the only Hanks films I’ve seen where I didn’t feel anything about his character whatsoever. Even in Road to Perdition his emotionless demeanor gave off volumes. In this film, his only distinct is that he like his neighborhood?
2 hours and 10 minutes of this film is some of the best of western cinema I’ve ever seen, but the ending, oh my god that ending, that is one of the worst endings I’ve ever seen.
All that rich, rich character development just ruined. The relationship between Thomas and Matt was so complex, unique, and rich with such great emotion. Thomas’s unexpected turn was absolutely mind blowing and I was digging every second of John Wayne’s anger. After such an amazing third act, the last two minutes ruin all of it. What a waste, what a GOD DAMN WASTE.
“Made it, Ma! Top of the world!”
WOW! WOW! WOW! WHAT A FILM!
There’s nothing like having high expectations for a film and then having those expectations surpassed in a blaze of glory.
I was already a big James Cagney fan before this film (albeit of his musical work). I’ve been told by so many that White Heat was his best work but I hadn’t found it for free anywhere (I know, I’m a cheap bastard). But today being…