Written December 05, 2012
This movie never makes up its mind as to what it wants to be so in the meantime, it drags you through a subtle political discourse that sticks out like a sore thumb coupled with endless sea of graphic violence that rarely adds to the film's attempted plot points. The whole think felt like, sort of, David Lynch trying to do a hitman's version of Lost In Translation, failing miserably in the process.
Written December 13, 2012
I'm sorry, I love Brad Pitt but this movie was very, very boring. I wouldn't see this again if they played it on TV for free. The sole and only thing I liked about the movie was the quote at the end. Other than that, nah, booo!
Written December 06, 2012
Horrible movie! Didn't understand the purpose of things that continued in the background throughout the movie. A lot of guys sitting around look at each other with no dialogue. Slow and boring . . . several people left in the middle. Unfortunately I stayed to the end thinking that surely there must be more to the story. Sadly, there wasn't. Two hours of my life that I will never get back.
Written December 01, 2012
Great acting, interesting plot - too bad nobody's going to see it because of the bad reviews it is receiving but that is a shame. The acting is first rate and it is a first-rate movie. Stop reading those ridiculous reviews. Brad Pitt, Sam Shepard, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta...how could this movie be anything but good? The juxtaposition of politics, mobsters and the economy is brilliant and watching the interactions between Jenkins and Pitt and Gandofini and Pitt equal simply great film-making. Twenty-first century film noir at its best. The people who didn't like this film just don't understand the genre and are looking for an action, shoot 'em up film instead. That is definitely not what this is about.
Written December 02, 2012
This is a deep, character study of organized crime with some pretty interesting characters. As usual, Brad Pitt does a great job, however, I never really connect (not sure we're meant to) with his character or any of the others, for that matter. So, you kind of watch the story unfold in a detached sort of way. It's interesting and holds your attention, but I certainly didn't leave thinking "wow, what a great movie." I'd recommend waiting for it to come out on Pay per view or Netflix rather than splurging on a theater ticket.