Average User Score: 7.8Dec 23, 2013This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I must say this movie is just amazing.
I did not know about the Canadian Caper incident but now i know more than anything.
This is Ben Affleck's Masterpiece and it is breathtaking.
Ben plays the master of disguise Tony Mendez and is quite a performance.
Every actor especially who plays the trapped civialians are truly good.
no wonder it has won an Oscar for Best movie and Best Adapted screenplay
Tense,dark,gloomy,clever and occasionally funny,
it is so entertaining and not too long
you would wonder how short it was.
Alan Arkin really makes us laugh with his clever jokes .
Cinematography is top-notch.
The locations,sets and everything about this movie is so great.
The climax is incredible so are the credits.
R.I.P the victims and Praise the lord who sent a real hero to save those people and all the people who were on this case helping them.
In Nutshell,Argo is masterpiece of modern film making.
it makes us so happy so you cannot resist without saying "Argo f**k yourself.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.2Dec 23, 2013This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This movie is three hours and twenty two minutes long but an hour passes like 15 minutes.It is incredibly entertaining and one of the best gangster movie ever made.
The plot is tricky featuring two parallel storylines,one of young Vito Corleone fighting with life's dark events,providing for his family,building a Don status and seeking revenge for the killing of his family while other depicts the Michael Corleone and his falling empire,family and life.
Al Pacino is stand out in the movie cast.You just see the expressions and his eyes it can tell you the whole story.
He has completely transformed to a ruthless,heartless and cold gangster but never stopped loving his family.
The scene where Kay(Diane Keaton) tells him about that she aborted their child,Al is flawless and most realistic how his eyes pops out and how he knocks her down.He deserved the oscar for best actor.
Robert De Niro is impeccable.What do you expect when two of the greatest actors play two of the greatest characters.
De Niro portrays the character with similar talent as Marlon Brando did.
The way he speaks with same husky voice also his sicilian.
His principles,taking care of things,returning the favor and rise to mafia is just marvellous.
The best scenes are where he follows Fannuci at Festa to his house and kills him other one ,obviously where he stabs Don Ciccio and says "My father's name was Antonio Andolini... and this is for you" is just brilliant.
Diane Keaton portays her character with utter excellence.
Robert Duvall is as great as he was in the previous movie,the sophisticated lawyer ,caring brother and a good man.
John Cazale character is bigger in this one and he is first class in the scene where he yells his heart out and in the whole movie.
Michael Vincente Gazzo's performance is most realistic.
The screenplay,style and violence is top notch.
Again.Coppola's direction is mesmerizing.
Overall,this is one of the best movie and not to be missed.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.0Dec 23, 2013This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I have had this movie for many months but i never got time to watch it.
Yesterday i did and i think ,like everybody say ,it is one of the best movies made ever.
Al Pacino who was not very popular at that time make his breakthrough performance and he is just great in the role of Michael Corleone.
About the legend Marlon Brando,he is just phenomenal,his facial expressions and husky voice just make his role one of the best characters.
It is based on Mario Puzo's novel about five fictional mafia families and Must say he did a great job on screenplay too.
There are some great as well as shocking scenes in this movie i.e.
When Woltz wake up and finds a real severed head of a horse.
Sonny beats up his brother-in-law Carlo.
Prolonged fight between Connie and Carlo.
Death of Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone.
Death scene of Sonny ambushed by gang members at toll.
The killings of all the other heads of Mafia families,Moe Green,Tesiso and Carlo.
I loved the setting and style.
James Caan,Richard S. Castellano,Robert Duvall,Diane Keaton & Talia Shire did great jobs too.
Despite the many Anachronisms,this movie is just marvellous.
I have read everything that Coppola dis to make this movie so outstanding.
Maybe the best gangster movie ever made.
Thanks Paramount,Francis Ford Coppola and every Cast-crew member related for producing this chef-d'oeuvre.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Dec 23, 2013This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It is one of the most disturbing and engrossing movies. It sure does
holds our attention after watching it and it is a perfect one time
watch movie. The highlight of the movie is lead performances by Ellen
Page and Patrick Wilson. About Page,she did her job so good.One of the
most creepiest performances. She looks so sweet and act grievously,she
really is a hard candy in the movie.She is one of the natural actors.
Patrick Wilson too well-acted the character of a pedophile who got has
been stuck with an insane girl who kills pedophile. His depiction of
anger,pain and surprise is really great. The cat and mouse game holds
us onto the edge our seats. The plot is totally unpredictable and many
scenes amazes us throughout the movie. Changing frequency and shaky
camera style in some scenes is also dazzling. Writers picked a
controversial topic and with a low-budget they turned it into a
capricious suspense thriller. If there were no flaws it would been the
one of the best thrillers. Character development and repetition of same
dialogues i.e."You are a pedophile" "No i am not" "You killed her" "i
didn't kill her" etc. seems cheesy. Though the plot is unpredictable it
is a bit crumby in scenes. But it is great two time watch movie. I
enjoyed it. Hats off to Patrick Wilson and Ellen Page.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.8Dec 23, 2013This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. With it's brilliant pacing and neo-noir crime drama elements. L.A.
Confidential stands one of the best crime films ever made. The
incredible thing about this movie is acting,seems like every actor is
living the character they are in. Russel Crowe just stands out as the
tough cop and a man who hates women beaters,rapers and killers.His
voice tone through the entire movie helps building his character,the
other great aspect as anti-political. Kevin Spacey ,what could i say
,he is just awesome,his turn as a likable and smart Sgt really gives
the plot a go-ahead.Especially the scene where with James Crowell. Guy
Pearce ,just nailed the character of Ed Exley.His transformation from a
fame-lover and political smart officer to a real justice seeking man is
very good. Kim Basinger ,she is just beautiful and clever.she doesn't
look so aged and her charm and acting deserved the academy. Every other
supporting actor Danny DeVito,James Cromwell and David Strathairn are
all good. Under Curtis Hanson's brilliant direction and Curtis Hanson
Brian Helgeland's cleverly adapted screenplay from the novel of same
name is quite interesting. Overall,this is a thrilling and one of the
best neo-noir drama film with unexpected and great twists.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Dec 23, 2013This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It's Tarantino's debut and breakthrough in Hollywood.
i fully admire his efforts on the story and direction.
Everybody just did a great job.Joe,Eddie and our prominent colors steals the show.
Infrequent violence scenes make it powerful and the acting is just over the top.Screenplay rules.
I really liked everyone but Steve Buscemi,Tim Roth and Harvey Keitel just steals the show.
This movie starts the style of Tarantino's long conversation about pop culture,daily and criminal activities which people enjoys till now.
Especially,the infamous cop-torture scene and the when Mr. Pink shoots at cops repeatedly are too good.
This is a perfect crime movie.
It's that kind of movie ,you can see 10 times ,if you liked it.
It was my first non-linear story line Hollywood movie ,they did it so perfectly that now i love this kind.
It's fast pace wouldn't let you bore for one freaking second.
People who love to see crime movies will surely adore it.
Everything is so great which make this flick unforgettable.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Oct 13, 2012This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is the most nostalgic and elegant movie i have ever seen.
the sets and locations of fantastic Paris are perfect.
It is especially made with feel good factor which is the most crucial thing.
Everything is just excellent ,Owen Wilson is so charming and sweet,his best performance so far,and the supportive cast did very good.
Marion Cotillard looks so glamorous and lovely.
Really liked those funny scenes with legends especially with Salvador Dali.
My younger brother suggested me to read a short story "The Third Level", bu Jack Finney,before watching the movie.
Both are extremely related.
i really loved the concept of time travelling to 1920's 1890's and so on.
Must say the best screenplay of the year and movie too.
Woody Allen,you are just great.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Oct 8, 2012where to start,this is absolutely a thrilling teenage killing masterpiece by Kinji Fukasaku. Best thing is that all the melodramatic turns between teenagers about their friendship,love and sacrifice,quite make it as semi psycho-thriller. the violent and breathtaking scenes with political set-up really steals the show. this is first japanese movie i have ever seen,feeling like it is the best. I always knew japan is a great country but never knew that they are this good with cinema.now i am gonna search over and watch every japanese good movie. Thumbs up to all the cast and the crew who made this. 素晴らしい仕事の連中… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Oct 8, 2012This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Thrilling,Engaging and entertaining dystopian action sci-fiction flick. Really liked the visuals and all the action scenes. This is the real deal of Dram and action. Screenplay,costumes and make up all are decent. Especially the make up and movie sets are very beautiful and elegant which make the people from novel come to life. Now,considering the novel,this movie adaption misses a few things i wanted to see onscreen. One is I expected it to be more violent onscreen with a R Rating but they made PG-13 Stuff, i don't know why,to make more money i guess. That shaky cinematography too. some of the important messages had been cut down. These things really disappoint me because i loved the novel and wanted it to be more precise. other than that it is good popcorn entertainer. Loved Jennifer Lawrence though. Acting is far far better than that Kristen-NO-Expression-Stewart. Not only Jennifer but all the actors did their job very good. Now looking forward to sequels.Hope they will be better.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Oct 8, 2012This is what we call a original and entirely different attempt.Its a great horror movie.
Funny and horrifying at same time.
I didn't get to watch a decent horror movie through months but then came this strange and innovative scripted slasher film.i really enjoyed it.
when the movie started i was like" What the hell is going on ?"
but going through movie i got everything.
really good concept.Movie goes through different aspects. spectacular work with the cinematography ,music,editing and performances of all the actors and not to forget splendid visuals.
Especially Fran Kranz and Kristen Connolly acted so well.
Overall,its a modern type original,clever,creatively made and well crafted gore-fest flick with funny elements with something new to watch.… Expand