Written September 01, 2014
This has to be the worst movie I have seen in a long time. I don't even remember what movie was worst than this thing, but I'm sure there must be one out there somewhere. I saw that the reviewers generally gave it a good rating so I went knowing that I don't agree with reviewers too often. Boy I should of followed my gut on this one and saved my money. Brad Pitt and the rest of the actors did an ok job but the story, directing, and cinematography were so bad that 10 minutes into the movie I was thinking about leaving. Then Brad showed up and added a little spark and I stayed till the end hoping it would get better. It never did. Do not waste any money on this thing.
Written October 01, 2014
Ugh! 15 minutes into this movie my wife was pleading with me to go across the hall to watch another movie. The only good part about this movie was James Gandolfini. He was excellent portraying an aging hit man. Not even worth renting on DVD.
Written March 04, 2015
Terrible movie - the theater should be embarrassed to charge for this DOG. Thought because Brad Pitt was in it, it would be worth seeing. It was VERY SLOW, VERY BLOODY - truly can't think of ONE redeeming this about this film. If the goal was to show an extremely seedy side of life it succeeded - that's the only thing it succeeded in doing.
Written May 03, 2015
The trailer for this film makes it look like a free-for-all meltdown of criminal missteps that Brad Pitt comes in to clean-up with very large guns. In reality, this is a talking head movie that has what little action there is capsulized in brief, hyper-violent nuggets compressed between LONG stints of getting to know our notably-predictable rogues gallery, warts and all. It’s the longest (and driest) episode of The Sopranos ever. Fortunately, I generally like talkey films (it’s what I’ve come to appreciate in this era in lieu of actual storytelling). The film also rises above its stereotypes with great acting and a narrative that symbolically ties the capitalism and corporatization that runs - and ruins - our country into the actions of gangsters. This was all pretty cool. Well, until the hammer-driven sermon of the last five minutes. That was just preachy. All in all, a decent start
Written July 02, 2015
Movie took forever to get going...in fact it never "really" did. Great characters and wonderful acting but story too slow. I blame the demise of what could have been a cult favorite because of the interesting characters on the director. Somebody please call Quentin Tarantino.