Written October 26, 2012
there was not a single minute of this movie that I did not enjoy. Music was superb. Acting was incredible (Hanks may get another Oscar). Production design along with special effects will blow your mind. They spent the money on this movie to make it what it should be. Spectacular! Granted it is three hours long and the story jumps around quite a bit I was enthralled by every character and every story line. This will probably win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. If it doesn't, I'll be very disappointed with the judgement of the voters.
Written October 26, 2012
Take a bathroom break before sitting down to seeing this convergence of life stories, also better pay attention because there are a lot of 'connect the dots' running thoroughout the story line. If you read the book then this will be a real treat; otherwise . . . . you might find that its a little bit 'complicated.' The acting was good and the performance well played with fantastic cinematography.
Written October 28, 2012
I really have no idea how a movie like this gets made other than the fact that the Wachowski brothers and Tom Hanks are box office gold. But as strange and non linear as it is, it has a beauty and artistic essence that lost cannot be found anywhere else. Just made me feel. When was the last time a movie opened up your feelings on a purely visceral and emotional level?
Written October 31, 2012
I read the book and loved both it and the movie. They are different experiences and the movie, I think, retains the spirit of the book in a surprising way. Intercutting the six storylines made them easier to keep track of; I never forgot one or felt lost. The message of the story remains as powerful from the movie as it was in the book, and the acting and set/costume design are as terrific as I would have hoped for.
Written November 02, 2012
This movie was perhaps the most complex and compelling film I have ever seen. It is hard to follow for this reason, and perhaps me being a SciFi aficionado makes a difference, but I see this move as a brilliant celebration of the continuity of life through reincarnation. The director has been criticized for drudgery and boredom, and I can certainly see the reason for this. It is long and arduous. However, the story line's complexity demands a through examination of each life event to describe the interaction and continuity that does exist.
If you don't like long movies such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, then this movie is not for you. But if you have a vivid imagination and if you believe in reincarnation or the power of love and the humanity that is in most of us, then it is not one you should miss.
I would not be surprised to see Tom Hanks nominated as Best Actor. Other actors also portray their characters extremely well.