Movie Reviews tagged Action, Drama and Thriller

  • Deepwater Horizon - Review (Toronto International Film Festival)

    Big, noisy Hollywood disaster films have a tendency to drone on with CGI heavy montages of destruction, inaudible dialogue and a narrative we’ve seen a hundred times before. Even more so if you already know the outcome of the story. However,…

    Big, noisy Hollywood disaster films have a tendency to drone on with CGI heavy montages of destruction, inaudible dialogue and a narrative we’ve seen a hundred times before. Even more so if you already know the outcome of the story. However, it’s possible for a film to hit a nerve with a harrowing display of terror, bravery and an important message. Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon manages to do just that, unearthing the devastating events of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and remind us of…
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  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi - Review

    Lacking in that human, rawness that the story demands.

    Lacking in that human, rawness that the story demands.
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    Hi Bob, thanks for your comment. Though you've misjudged my review completely. Any criticisms I have are about this as a piece of cinema, that's an important distinction to make and what my job requires me to do. Any apprehensions I have are solely and squarely a response to the film. So when I say I struggled to form an emotional connection, that is a fault of the filmmakers, and not associated to the real events whatsoever. Oh and by the way, I did actually set up an interview with the surviving members of the Benghazi Attack, and we got on just fine, thanks. http://youtu.be/1EeYDkO6Z4Y
    Stefan Pape
    " A struggle to fully connect with their situation" Did your reviewer even watch the movie? Sounds like he just took a couple of tokes, called Michael Moore to compare panty sizes, then phoned it in. You should probably not hire anyone who still lives in their mothers basement. I would challenge him to set up an interview with the surviving members of the Benghazi team so that he may express his view of the events in person.
    Bob Napper
    I don't know where you reviewers come from . The point of the movie is the bravery and dedication of some Americans and the lack of support that came from the USA . You want character development go see Nicholas Sparks . the movie is the story as it happened . anything less than that , you would have complained it was not true and had too much added in to the story.
    m jl
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  • Sicario - Review

    Sicario is engrossing cinema that will have you on the edge of your seat throughout, with some unbearably, and exhilaratingly suspenseful sequences”…

    Sicario is engrossing cinema that will have you on the edge of your seat throughout, with some unbearably, and exhilaratingly suspenseful sequences”…
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  • Run All Night - Review

    The relief felt when discovering that this most generic-looking Liam Neeson action flick is the least generic-feeling of his recent output, is palpable. Run All Night proves that there is still plenty of fight left in the old dog yet.

    The relief felt when discovering that this most generic-looking Liam Neeson action flick is the least generic-feeling of his recent output, is palpable. Run All Night proves that there is still plenty of fight left in the old dog yet.
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