Written March 06, 2007
Samuel Jackson is the star here. While Christina Ricci's nudity certainly does not go unnoticed, Jackson is the one who lit up the screen. I had no idea what this was about going into the theatre, besides the fact Ricci was chained up by Jackson, and I was mildly entertained. I like music (guitars, to be specific), and without that aspect (and maybe Ricci's nudity as well) I probably would not have cared much for this movie. Jackson's guitar talents are better than Justin Timberlake's acting talents, that's for sure.
Written April 25, 2007
I thought this was a wonderful movie. It was deep and full of mystery. It gave a strong sense of people healing people through their experiences and strong wills. Samuel L. Jackson stood his ground even when she went crazy, and never gave up on her, even though he knew nothing about who she was. I believe it was because he saw a bit of himself in her. I think this is a must see.
Written March 12, 2007
Ok, good for me I did my civic duty by supporting John Singleton and Sam Jackson's new movie, but what the Hell Craig Brewer?? Christina Ricci's character picks up where Hustle &and Flow's leading Blonde left off...I applaud Christina for parading around in lil white cotton panties for 3 or more days while keeping them spotless. But she was such a Dirty Girl with a thing for the David Banner's Black Snake. Craig Brewer must have felt guilty making a soft porn, so he injects trite religous references and a pseudo moral ending to keep the rating R instead of N
Written March 25, 2008
The movie was surprisingly touching, as long as you can go along with it being a COMPLETELY different movie than what you expected going in. Also, very much against my will I must admit that Justin Timberlake was really very good in this.
Written January 12, 2008
Not terribly believable, but the actors did well with the script at hand. Of course Samuel L. Jackson was great, and J. Timberlake held his own.