Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: May 2, 2008
6.7
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DWillyMay 18, 2008
This is a bad movie. Do you understand what I'm saying? This movie Mamet wrote. It's bad. They aren't even actors, some of these people. Ricky Jay, Tim Allen. Lady playing the cops wife, must be Mamet
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SteveR.May 19, 2008
I cannot believe how badly this film misses the mark. Mamet brings high expectations. This film has chasm wide holes. People who betray at the last moment. People who disengage for no reason, people who slap and love with no investment. If I cannot believe how badly this film misses the mark. Mamet brings high expectations. This film has chasm wide holes. People who betray at the last moment. People who disengage for no reason, people who slap and love with no investment. If not for Ejiofor and Alllen, this film was atrociously written and poorly acted. Mamet's worst effort by a wide margin and inexcusable given his knowledge of the subject. Randy Couture stutters every first line. What a fiasco, and I cannot believe the Metacritic score, i have never been so far off. 20 years from now, some films rise and gain cult status, mark my words, this will gain Showgirls status. Expand
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KelaM.Aug 2, 2008
The crappiest movie I have seen in a while;the end was particularly corny.Boring and complete waste of time.
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RagnarokMikeJun 3, 2017
One of Mamet's worst efforts. He certainly did bring an affinity for the martial arts, that portion is treated with the proper reverence, but the movie itself is a slipshod mess. Character motivations are as near to non-existent as wellOne of Mamet's worst efforts. He certainly did bring an affinity for the martial arts, that portion is treated with the proper reverence, but the movie itself is a slipshod mess. Character motivations are as near to non-existent as well developed characters are, entire plot points are thrown out as soon as their introduced, it ticks off every trope in the book with little context to justify them, and then falls into an outright ridiculous ending (with characters reacting with no context and just another completely ignored plot point). Ejiofor is the sole saving grace in a film that is otherwise at home in straight to video sports schlock. Disappointed. Expand
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