Written September 28, 2016
This move was a total waste of about 2 hours of my life. I wanted to go ask for my money back. It starts off pretty slow and then it never picks up. And then before you know it the movie just dies and it’s over. If you like really vague pointless movies then it is perfect for you. Otherwise take my advice don't waste your time.
Written July 28, 2016
The preview and overview made it sound like so much more. Marquee actors in a poor movie. 90 minutes I will never get back.
Previews almost made it appear as a time traveling majestic mystery. Nothing of the such, a spineless main character gets lead into making a mistake - and we wrap a movie around it.
Written December 02, 2016
Finally a good movie! Hope you don't have someone who likes to talk sitting around you because you have to listen. It leaves you thinking about long after it's over. Would like to see it again!
Written August 30, 2016
Here's the good news - Jeremy Irons is absolutely fantastic in this movie! Now for the bad news: Bradley Cooper is completely disingenuous in portraying a totured sole of an author, looking for success. Olivia Wilde's role is non-sensical as the writing is so poor that her delivery of lines is at best laughable. The dove-tailing of triple story lines taking place between fictional characters Cooper, Irons and real life portrayed by Dennis Quaid is interesting up until the last 10 minutes of the movie. I think the screenplay that was written and what was presented lost something considerably in translation and presentation. It is a mess at the end and leaves the viewer really wondering exactly why they just sat through this movie. The movie concept was excellent - execution was anything but stellar. If you want to see a possible oscar-nominated performance by Jeremy Irons, then go. But if this movie, is your primary choice of the night, think again - make it your last choice.
Written October 22, 2016
This was a pleasant surprise as the story is literally read by an author to a full audience. It starts about mid-way through then goes back to fill you in on the history of the struggling young writer then of the unknown author. It the age old story of right and wrong but takes it a step further by letting the moviegoer wonder what happens. I did think it was going to be a little more suspenseful but the movie is more cerebral than your typical suspense/drama. The actors all did a great job in making each character believable, especially Jeremy Irons who deserves more credit than he gets. Bradley Cooper is shedding the "Phil" persona we have come to know over the years. If you keep in mind the movie is a book about a book, and it has a deeper meaning than just plagarism, you'll like this movie