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Average User Score: 8.4Mar 5, 2015This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I would like to start by saying I have done nothing but blow smoke up this films backside from day one. It seemed like an eternity from the first online Nolan rumblings to the cinema release, which is ironic because time doesn't actually exist! :/
The wait was more than worth it thus I continue to blow smoke up this films backside.
Aside from an ageing, dithering Michael Caine, the cast were, er, cast perfectly. Matthew McConaughey plays a blinder. He has kind of fallen into being typecast a little, his characters seem to be all based on late 20th Century Texan cowboys, kind of "yee haw" -ing and such. Not a bad thing, just saying. The emotions he projects were stunning and I fail to see why some reviews have ripped him apart for this.
I understand why some reviewers don't agree with how good this film is, as its a kind of Marmite film. To some this was over the top ridiculousness that made no sense.
To me it was the complete opposite. Why? - I'm yet to be able to explain it without sounding like a hippy that had been left in the desert to go mad! Fundamentally, the way it explains time and dimension hit a chord with me. I get where the film wants us to go.
I have read a few articles on how the black hole Gargantua defies all current theories and that the time scales depicted when going back and forth simply do not add up - so what, its a movie, its not supposed to rewrite the four laws of thermodynamics or try to win a Nobel Prize in physics - the best it could hope for is an Oscar. And it did, just one, which makes me happy as, if it cleared up, like the hideous Gravity did, it fear it would have fallen into the commercial cheapness of film history.
Thankfully, it didn't break box office records, it upset a lot of critics and it confused the **** out of most who watched it, result in my book!
A grower that will have fanboys creaming themselves for years.
This film will please and excite you / This film will annoy and irritate you (delete as required)
Average User Score: 8.2Mar 4, 2015Clever, slightly self-indulgent, insight into an ex-movie stars attempt to reinvent himself in the thespian world.
The Look Smooth, longClever, slightly self-indulgent, insight into an ex-movie stars attempt to reinvent himself in the thespian world.
Smooth, long transitions from one scene to another using (very) long simulated single cut scenes.
Jazz. Fits the film, does not fit my taste.
Oddly rewarding escapism which kept me enthralled till the end.
Entertaining, funny, weird.
Average User Score: 8.7Mar 4, 2015This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Excellent acting from Gyllenhall, playing an ambitious character who wants to get ahead, by any means necessary.
Landing the role of a "Nightcrawler" he is first to most criminal scenes as reported by police scanners.
Great photography, some of the camera shots during car chases were stunning, as was the driving. None of this **** where the other cars on the road all drive at 15mph while the main car dodges carefully in between. These shots were full on.
One of the very few films where I was left wanting more at the end.
Looking forward to Nightcrawler 2. : )
Average User Score: 8.2Mar 4, 2015Oh dear, its another film with Keanu (one expression) Reeves.
Scratch that, this film is quality, yes, Mr Reeves has moved on from oneOh dear, its another film with Keanu (one expression) Reeves.
Scratch that, this film is quality, yes, Mr Reeves has moved on from one expression, he now does two! Sad or Sadder, either way, they fit his character perfectly.
Criminal hitman (what other type is there, oh, maybe government hitman, cos their legal right?) who renounces his evil ways due to falling in love.......zzzzzzzzzz (yes, I know, wake up!), who gets forced back into the murky underworld as .... I wont spoil it - but its the best reason ever to start killing people again.
Acting is as you would expect it from all involved. Some very wooden scenes played by very plastic actors built around some pretty impressive sets and great soundtrack. Cant wait to get this on Blu-Ray simply to watch the club scene on full blast. Very atmospheric would recommend to anyone who likes bang bang, kill kill, boom boom kind of films.
if you are looking for intelligence, stay away - this script has been done a thousand times (apart from the main reason for him digging up his old ways) - if you are looking for that comforting film equivalent of hand to mouth action that popcorn provides, this film is for you.
Average User Score: 7.8Mar 9, 2014Hype hype hype hype hype hype - let it die down a bit then I'll watch it - I thought. Idiot. Forgot the Oscars would dredge it all up again.Hype hype hype hype hype hype - let it die down a bit then I'll watch it - I thought. Idiot. Forgot the Oscars would dredge it all up again.
Bit the bullet and sat and watched it. I am finding it hard to compliment this film, or rather which bit was the best of the worst. OK, the effects were OK - the over the top necessity to nudge and re nudge inane objects such as spanners or pipes, while in space, just so the effects guys can work on the inertia and movement to make it look, "natural", as if you wouldn't bat an eye but thought it so smooth it had to be real. OTT. Stop it, get on with making the film you idiots, but when you do can you stop making the 3D bits so bloody obvious. If I want to be blown away with 3D, I'll put my shoes on and go look at the real world, maybe actually interact with things, like you know, touching and smelling? However, when watching films, I do not wish to see a floating screw come spinning towards the camera, blurring out the rest of the frame - only for it to mean NOTHING and not even be in 3D (some of us people at the foot of the entertainment equipment ladder just cant afford, nor would like a 3D television thank you) so why waste my time and place 3D film sections in a 2D film. Lets face it, 99.999% of people who watch this film at home will be doing so on a normal TV!
Emotionless acting, over the top effects for effects sake, absolutely ridiculous physics and other goofs (I read on IMDB after watching), finalised my views that this film did not deserve at least 2 of the 7 Oscars it won....
Visual Effects, a couple of scenes where the Earth was reflected on the visor of Bullock, the image did not respond as it should when she rotated her head. Just stuck there when it should have twisted. Poor.
Cinematography, With great power comes great responsibility. With great budgets comes over the top cinematic, long drawn out panorama's of small things progressively getting bigger as they smoothly glide towards the camera in a never ending slush of emotion and "beauty". YAWN. BOOOOORRRING! I could do better with a disposable stills camera.… Expand