Written March 31, 2010
and say,it was good,but not as great as people and critics are saying. Convincing and talented acting,suspenseful enough tale and nice score (although somewhat misleading in areas). What keeps it from being a must go for me: Not enough back story to all the tension,or at least,scenes between the characters whose relationships were so filled with animosity,namely PM and wife, wife and personal assistant. The stereo typical old man Ewan 'happened' to run into on his clue seeking bike ride was somewhat contrived. Wife's perf:great, BUT-ok,we got that she was angry and unsatisfied,but she overplayed it. No variety in her character. I guess I just wanted more of how things got to the point they were,than simply the main reveal which got to sink in for maybe 5 minutes,before the unfulfilling and too abrupt conclusion. So,for me it is a go movie,but for the average moviegoer, it is very good,but waiting for dvd is advised money wise. Clean.
Written March 16, 2010
Moody, suspenseful film acted and filmed to perfection!
Written February 22, 2010
A terrific, engaging, intelligent and unpredictable thriller from Roman Polanski with all of the requisite tension and dread that his artistry can summon from even the most banal or mundane activities. This film features rich terrific, sometimes cheeky performances and is genuinely worth the ride! Is it as great as Chinatown, Repulsion or Rosemary's Baby? Well no, but then I can't think of much that is! Clearly and masterfully directed and shot, what is most impressive is the nuanced and contradictory nature of the performance details which accumulate beautifully. Fascinating that this opens in NYC the same weekend as SHUTTER ISLAND. I found both, while flawed, very compelling indeed!
Written February 21, 2010
Liked it. Acting and directing great. Recommend it for adult audiences. Cinematography and music were excellent.
Written February 28, 2010
PIERCE BROSNAN HAS OFFICIALLY ARRIVED AT TRUE GEISERHOOD WHICH WAS A BIG TURN OFF. BOYISH LOOKS WITH A GEISER DRAWL YUK. GET A FACE LIFT BROS! THE MOVIE NEVER GOT MOVING. MY POPCORN WAS MORE INTERESTING, THE POPCORN WAS MISSING SALT AND BUTTER. THE MOVIE WAS MISSING SPARK AND REALISM. IF I HADN'T FELL ASLEEP I WOULD HAVE WALKED OUT.