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Average User Score: 7.8Jul 19, 2012This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A movie packed with powerful performances by all the actresses. The movie brings out the overly denied message of discrimination; the movie is set in the state of Mississippi, known for its unfair treatment toward the colored people. Skeeter's an aspiring writer who needs one big break to enter the world of writing and decides to write about the unfair treatment of the women in her town, with the help of a domestic maid and as the bigotry exacerbates, more women come forth to narrate their tale of prejudice and wish anonymity. It's an equal mixture of sombre and humor. Octavia Spencer was rightly awarded the Oscar.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Jul 16, 2012Another year, another Oscar snub. The movie is too tragic to be true. The movie leaves you shell-shocked with umpteen twists and turns as theAnother year, another Oscar snub. The movie is too tragic to be true. The movie leaves you shell-shocked with umpteen twists and turns as the plot swerves from one direction to another disclosing unbelievable facts. A treat to lovers of mystery.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.8Jul 15, 2012Funny depiction of the Great Depression brought out by Charles Chaplin's direction. One movie that leaves you jaw-dropped and at the same timeFunny depiction of the Great Depression brought out by Charles Chaplin's direction. One movie that leaves you jaw-dropped and at the same time provides rib-tickling entertainment. Hats off! Pun intended.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Jul 15, 2012This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Perry is out on parole and calls on his friend Dick in Kansas City. Perry makes up a plan of finding hidden treasure worth 60 million dollars in gold in Mexico and hopes he does it the same way Humphrey Bogart does it in 'The Treasure of Sierra Madre'(1948). Dick convinces that they could go after the hidden treasure after breaking into Mr. Clutter's house and walk away with the 10,000 bucks ensconced in his safe. The Clutters are a revered, rich, god-fearing family in a rural town in Kansas. They are deemed to be the people who would-not-harm-a-creature. The duo execute the robbery as planned but end the lives of the the Clutters. To their aghast, they do not find any safe as told by Dick's friend Harold; all they could rake in is 43 bucks. They leave no traces, clues or witnesses and make it really intricate for the cops to identify them. However, the cops process a photo of the impression made by their blood-soaked shoes and use it to trace the convicts with the help of Harold testifies. The men then head to Mexico and after Dick makes Perry understand hidden treasures only happen in movies, they set out to their native state. They are finally caught by the cops in California. They come up with alibi which the cops rule them out as preposterous. They are proved guilty and sentenced to death. They are taken to "The corner" after a 5-year long wait. The men then hang from the gallows for the heinous crime they committed.
Like 'To kill a mocking bird'(1962), the movie doesn't have much screen-time in a courtroom but it is an equally good movie nonetheless in the genre 'Courtroom Drama'. The movie is a landmark in the way it brings out the message of the gross crimes committed by the people; how people are undaunted by the capital punishment despite watching and hearing many people hang from the gallows. The movie also showed that all the convicts will one day be brought to the book by the hand of the law; such is the perseverance the police force show in catching the criminals. The art-direction , background score and screenplay, combined with wonderful Editing and continuity has made this a movie worth watching. It is far-ahead of Fargo in it's theme any day. Pun intended.… Expand