Showing posts with label 100 Word Review. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 100 Word Review. Show all posts

100 Word Review: 'Hanna'

on Sunday, April 17, 2011   1 comments

Joe Wright, welcome to my personal A-list. You've got an eye for beautiful sets and exciting locations, and you execute some of the most complicated tracking shots I've ever seen on film. Wright’s latest effort, Hanna, is a gorgeously shot, ambitiously complex thriller about a government experiment gone wrong, and it’s rife with daddy issues as well. Fight scenes are flashy and well-choreographed, but the films drags a bit at the center. Still, Hanna is carried handily by it’s stunning production design and the fine duo of Cate Blanchett and Saoirse Ronan, who emit grit and poise in equal measure. B+

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100 Word Review: 'The Adjustment Bureau'

on Saturday, March 05, 2011   16 comments

I think The Adjustment Bureau is pretty fun movie. At least I think I think that—I could have been frozen by a team of fedora-donning angels/detectives/doormen and programmed to type that. I guess I'll never know. Or wait, I will... If writer/director George Nolfi weren't so eager to answer all his intriguingly set-up questions about fate and free will, then The Adjustment Bureau could be a great movie. Unfortunately, the psychological sci-fi romance unravels in the final act, as it attempts to shoehorn ages of philosophical debate about predestination into a janky theological solution. Damon and Blunt perform well. B

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