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  3. Olly Richards

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    Average review score: 61

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  1. 9
    Loved every minute of this witty and incisive movie. Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts are wonderful as always, of course, but the best surprise wasLoved every minute of this witty and incisive movie. Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts are wonderful as always, of course, but the best surprise was a chance to enjoy the work of the incomparable Charles Grodin. He is just perfect in this part, and it was a joy to watch him work. It was also a wonderful surprise to see Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary) as the subject of the documentary that Ben Stiller's character has been working on for the better part of a decade. Full Review »
  2. Apr 18, 2015
    8
    Child 44 has an intriguing plot and takes place in such an interesting era in soviet history. The film's not very straight forward becauseChild 44 has an intriguing plot and takes place in such an interesting era in soviet history. The film's not very straight forward because they really set it up, the era, the back stories, the relationship between the characters are all set up before they hit the ground running with the selling point of story. So you sort of know your characters - who they are, how they see themselves, and how other people see them - when you get in the thick of it.

    The set up in Child 44 makes for a lot of tense relationships and subplots in the film that only adds to the realistic feel of the situation. The sheer fear, paranoia, and despair is palpable. The cast did a great job as to giving us an insight of what’s going on in these character’s heads. There is a lot more going on than just the investigation, Agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) has all these hurdles that he has to overcome to reach his goal, to potentially catch this serial killer.

    As interesting as the investigation is, the relationship between the characters is as captivating, but Raissa (Noomi Rapace) and Leo’s is quite the unconventional love story. A great attention to details was put in the film but I gotta say, the contacts on some of the actors looked cheap as hell and sort of threw me off whenever I looked at them. And as good as I think the movie is, there is no doubt in my mind that the book is infinitely better because the film lacks a certain finesse that experiencing a book has.

    Child 44 is a dark thriller with an intriguing and riveting plot with great dramatic tension. @wornoutspines
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  3. Apr 18, 2015
    6
    Despite a stylish atmosphere and finely nuanced performances by James Franco and Felicity Jones, this mystery-courtroom-biopic offering feelsDespite a stylish atmosphere and finely nuanced performances by James Franco and Felicity Jones, this mystery-courtroom-biopic offering feels rather incomplete, both for the investigator seeking the truth and for the audience seeking the truth behind the investigator. The film's deliberately slow pacing gives the audience hope that it will eventually be led to a satisfying conclusion. Instead, viewers are largely strung along toward an ending that leaves open almost as many questions as it answers. Full Review »
  4. It's crap. Just as bad as Frozen, Toy Story 3. Charlie Brown, Mario (from the N Circle Cartoon), etc. do a WAY better job at saving christmas.It's crap. Just as bad as Frozen, Toy Story 3. Charlie Brown, Mario (from the N Circle Cartoon), etc. do a WAY better job at saving christmas. This movie has bad storylines, characters, etc. You should stay away from this film. Buy New Super Mario Bros. Wii instead. Full Review »
  5. Despite terrific performances by Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart, as well as some gorgeous cinematography, this talky, pretentious,Despite terrific performances by Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart, as well as some gorgeous cinematography, this talky, pretentious, overrated exercise in self-importance never gets off the ground nor sustains its momentum. Tossing together a collection of pithy insights into a single vehicle and hoping the finished product makes sense is no way to craft a film. Save your time and money. Full Review »

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