Miramax Films | Release Date: September 9, 2005
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Generally favorable reviews based on 60 Ratings
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JudyT.Sep 10, 2005
Okay story with a great cast.
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AmurabiM.Jun 19, 2006
Lasse Hallstrom tends to direct corny movies with the idea of the union of the great american family despite troubles and difficulties. This is not an exception. This is so predictable (watching the trailer is better), boring (you can do Lasse Hallstrom tends to direct corny movies with the idea of the union of the great american family despite troubles and difficulties. This is not an exception. This is so predictable (watching the trailer is better), boring (you can do everything you want as you watch it) and solemn (western parody or homage?) that will probably you falls in a state of inertia after seen this. An Unfinished Life has trouble for casting to the weak Lopes in this juicy role. She has troubles dealing with Redford and Freeman and even with newcomer Becca Gardner. Its better attributes looks great in jeans but no more than that. Redford (assuming, at least, that he´s an old man) and Freeman (great but in an stereotipical role for this actor) are the best part of the film. Its interaction looks familiar and believable. Great cinematography, and a decent score (everything looks suspiciously like a copy from that ang lee movie), An Unfinished Life is just an exercise of industrial cinema: the kind of weepie movies with a "message" within. Crap! The most entertaining and dramatic part was a shot in Freeman´s butt using a syringe, it´s that suspenseful? dramatic? I don´t think so. It feels that cheap symbolism is just an idea of being "profound" and "clever" but with this, that looks corny and pretentious. Expand
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