Average User Score: 7.0Nov 14, 2014Frontera starts strong, good acting, characters and a compelling story. But somehow it deflated after the first 45 minutes or so. PossiblyFrontera starts strong, good acting, characters and a compelling story. But somehow it deflated after the first 45 minutes or so. Possibly because, while it began with some surprises, it eventually became predictable and no one person or situation had enough juice to propel the viewer along. At least not for me. I wish I could give it a better rating, but in the end I barely finished watching it and ended up doing other stuff while it played - not a good sign.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Nov 2, 2014Good premise and some worthwhile momentsscenes. A great car chase (and I don't even like car chases...this one you want to see on the bigGood premise and some worthwhile momentsscenes. A great car chase (and I don't even like car chases...this one you want to see on the big screen.)
Lou is sort of interesting for a while, but never becomes intriguing. I can't say this film is any better than the usual thriller (Seven, Basic Instinct, Disturbia, Insomnia) -- hardly a breakout out movie. Still, the subject matter was fun and certainly on point.
I saw a review that said this could be Jake's big break back to starring in movies, after a lull. (The same reviewer called him handsome...hmmm...nope.) Can't see it -- more likely, like Tony Perkins, he's such a weirdo in this he'll get pigeon-holed as a creep.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Oct 18, 2014Entertaining enough, fun to see NPH in this role...I'm not a fan of Affleck so can't get excited about his performance and he's one of theEntertaining enough, fun to see NPH in this role...I'm not a fan of Affleck so can't get excited about his performance and he's one of the main characters. The movie went on a little long for my tastes, could have wrapped at least 15-20 mins. earlier. Good, not a masterpiece and if you miss at the cinema its a good get for Netflix this winter.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Mar 25, 2014How come this flick has a user score so high when there are so many negative reviews? I couldn't even stick it out past the halfway point.How come this flick has a user score so high when there are so many negative reviews? I couldn't even stick it out past the halfway point. The interminable scenes of screaming and nastiness. Who cares? A waste of time and talent. Had no clue what was going on in terms of real story, just a bunch of scenes of excess that overall were just boring in the end. i agree with the crap analysis, how does this stuff get made?… Expand
Average User Score: 7.6Dec 16, 2013It''s pretty funny that this is supposed to be the new grittier, hard edged Superman. This is just more Hollywood hokum it doesn't even riseIt''s pretty funny that this is supposed to be the new grittier, hard edged Superman. This is just more Hollywood hokum it doesn't even rise to the level of psychobabble. We hear ad naseum that "you are the chosen one" and "I must choose between my people and my adopted people." What evs supiedupe...this pap is unbelievably shallow. The writers didn't even try.
He wears a giant S on his CGI unitard that we learn means "Hope" is that hope as in hopey-changy or is that just a team-building T-shirt? Come on, leave some mystery, like the S has some secret Kyptony meaning.
This is supposed to be the now generations' movie yet when people in the street watch the 911 destruction of their city, they stand there with their mouths catch-fly open and don't even pull out a cell phone for a selfie!
That's just one of the minor gaping black-hole plotlines. The biggest is that this can't be an origin story when Supie hasn't yet earned street cred now he's caused Earth a whole pantload of problems and yet no one knows who he is! He would def be a parriah and run out of town on a rail.
Other ridiculous holes include Kevin Costner standing in a tornado without a hair out of place and Amy Adams falling though the atmosphere in a crapstorm of debris and not even a mote of dust on her cheek.
The LL character is a major disappointment, no edge at all, in the end just another helpless fem.
The boring CGI video game scenes held no drama, who cared at least the cartoon versions of this character inspired one to root for Supie. I guess 12 year-old boys will find this movie immensely satisfying...not that there's everything wrong with that.… Expand
Average User Score: tbdDec 15, 2013It's hard to explain, but this movie wasn't all that bad even though the critics panned it. You have to appreciate the good things, which areIt's hard to explain, but this movie wasn't all that bad even though the critics panned it. You have to appreciate the good things, which are really excellent the wonderful scenery and the chance to discover Judy Henske aka "Queen of the Beatniks". Her "Wade in the Water" and the rest of the score are a plus. It's an interesting story, told with good humor, although the storyline is not very clear...but at least someone tried to tell a different kind of story, one about a society in transition. Jim Caviezel's lead as Ward Allen seemed overwrought, the director got a little obvious with some of his characterizations.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Dec 4, 2013Some movies are just meant to tell a little story and not be some big deal. That's all this was and it succeeded. If you can't relate toSome movies are just meant to tell a little story and not be some big deal. That's all this was and it succeeded. If you can't relate to someone in this movie, well you live a nice life. OK, I would have given this an 8, but honest to dog, it made me cry a little. That never happens. Even the hokey predictable ending was satisfying. The story didn't spin off into some complex plot, it just moved along character-driven, illustrating the pitfalls of blending families. It's the first time I enjoyed Carell, he was believable for a change. I was so happy the kid met Rockwell, everyone needs an adult who isn't a parent.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Nov 10, 2013I must be totally out of sync with what this film is purported to be...although I am almost the exact demographic target for it. I look forI must be totally out of sync with what this film is purported to be...although I am almost the exact demographic target for it. I look for movies about people and where nothing explodes.
How was this a rom-com? Where were the laughs? And I do not see any thing like tears either...although I admit I nodded off at least 3 times! This was NOT as "Good as it Gets."
What was this movie about and why should I care? Basically, to me, it's a movie about nothing. You can not compare it to Woody Allen, where at least there are loads of subplots and underplots. Even when his efforts fail there is a lot to look at even if it's just great scenery. There's not even scenery in this dud..
I do think the interest in this movie has more to do with wanting to see Gandolphini's last work and that is coloring the responses. There was nothing that stood out in Enough Said. I don't even know what that title means. There was no interesting direction, no production values, no quirkiness or revelations. It was almost horrifically blah.
Finally, I am done with critics who duped me into see the tedious Amour with their rave reviews.
I am just so grateful I didn't drag my husband to this promising it would be a lot better than he thought. What a bore.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.2Oct 31, 2013Family fun day! Come on this was good, silly fun for what it was. I can't say good clean fun 'cause there's a massively phallic aspect to it.Family fun day! Come on this was good, silly fun for what it was. I can't say good clean fun 'cause there's a massively phallic aspect to it. Part of the fun.
We watched this for our Halloween flick and it was perfect for that. I could get up and answer trick or treaters at the door and not miss a thing. Wouldn't ordinarily choose this, but for the occasion I have no complaints. It worked, in part, because the actorsdirector didn't play it for camp, they just let it be camp. From Rosemary's Baby to Jabba the Hut, figuring out the homages was half of the viewing pleasure...all this plus a gooey romance.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Oct 25, 2013OK, good to have a topic like getting old and doing it up real, but the director did many really annoying things that served no purpose. LikeOK, good to have a topic like getting old and doing it up real, but the director did many really annoying things that served no purpose. Like five minutes of looking out on a theater audience, an old dude chasing a pigeon for half an hour, panning paintings for half a dog's life.
This film needed to have some flamboyant or different characters. everyone was the same morose one-note. The neighbors, kids, students, nurses. Geesh.
I'm very sympathetic to the story, have lived through many passings of aged parents and even a couple of contemporaries..but we had a lot more laughter and upbeat moments..
I kind of agree with the guy who said it was like sitting in a nursing home all night. I'm sure glad I didn't see this at the theater. Good performance by the old lady, but way too much artsie by the director.… Expand