Average User Score: 4.8Jan 27, 2012Preview:
ONE FOR THE MONEY is awful in every possible way. It is a strong contender for my award as worst film of the year and we're still inPreview:
ONE FOR THE MONEY is awful in every possible way. It is a strong contender for my award as worst film of the year and we're still in January. Generally, I like Katherine Heigl but she is woefully miscast and so poorly directed that she seems to have wandered onto the wrong set . And she looks terrible, is poorly photographed ...and THAT HAIR! This is the first time I've been aware of Jason O'Mara and feel he has untapped potential for parts suited to Gerard Butler or Clive Owen. Director Julie Ann Robinson has some decent television directing credits which surprises me based on the evidence here. And...I hated the musical scoring blamed on Deborah Lurie. There are eight credited producers. They should all be ashamed of themselves for allowing this piece of crap to escape the movie theatres.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.5Nov 20, 2011J. EDGAR is easily one of the best films of 2011 and should receive an Oscar Nomination as Best Picture. I'll be pulling for it to do so.J. EDGAR is easily one of the best films of 2011 and should receive an Oscar Nomination as Best Picture. I'll be pulling for it to do so. Further, J. EDGAR deserves serious Oscar/award consideration in every category for which it qualifies. Without hesitation, among the major categories, I would nominate Clint Eastwood as Best Director, Leonardo DiCaprio as Best Actor, Dustin Lance Black for Best Writing and Armie Hammer for Best Supporting Actor. Also, I'll be shocked if Sian Grigg doesn't win the Best Makeup Oscar for his transformation of Leonardo DiCaprio into J. Edgar Hoover at many different ages right before our eyes. Generally, I prefer films that tell their story in a linear style but got beyond that this time.
I'll admit that the pace is measured but that's entirely appropriate for this material. I highly recommend J. EDGAR.… Expand