This is an unusually good summer action flick. It has a unique and involving plot line . . . no,
really. It's also very well acted by all concerned, especially James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman (as usual) and Angelina Jolie, who needless to say looks fabulous, too. Great action sequences pile up one upon another. (Watch for the fight on the plummeting railroad car.) A good time at the movies, for sure.
The acting is what saves this film and makes it worth your time, especially Forest Whitaker, who is
outstanding, as always. Keanu Reeves is good too, in this dark and gritty police thriller. Nothing really new about the story, but there are a couple of clever twists that keep things interesting. The portrait of the LA police force being full of mostly less-than-honest cops is, I believe, all too accurate. An entertaining and interesting film.
A good film, especially if you have a fondness for Las Vegas. Kevin Spacey enjoys one of his better
rolls in a while as the retired mastermind of a group of MIT students who read cards to beat the game of 21 in casinos. They do well - to a point. There's an unforeseen twist. Entertaining for sure, if not riveting.
Note to self: If a small group of folks could just use their common sense and control their greed, there's no reason they couldn't do quite nicely at this 21 thing...
This movie is the primer.
Man of Steel
Killing Them Softly
Silver Linings Playbook
End of Watch
Avatar in Digital 3D (2009)
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