Nov. 20, 2008, 2:14 a.m. CST
first,I say, first bitches! myeah myeah. Edward G Robinson, see?
Nov. 20, 2008, 2:22 a.m. CST
Glad to know their is someone else out there who found this movie enjoyable.
Nov. 20, 2008, 2:25 a.m. CST
by The Eskimo
...but never bothered to pick it up. I will watch it now. Love Michale Caine. Good review.
Nov. 20, 2008, 2:36 a.m. CST
you just HAVE to see him in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and its sequel Smiley's People. He plays a pretty similar, deliciously smarmy role (which gets flipped on its head by the time Smiley's comes along). Without a doubt, the best spy movies ever made...and they're not even movies!
Nov. 20, 2008, 3:50 a.m. CST
no one should ever have to apologize for liking a movie. It doesn't mattere if everyone else hated a movie or it was the biggest piece of trash on the planet, someone is going to hate it and someone is going to enjoy it. I have friends that can't underestand why I love Evil Dead and I can't understand how they can't love Evil Dead, for example. Everyone has their own tastes and likes and dislikes. you gave a good defense why you liked it, that's all I ask
Nov. 20, 2008, 4:52 a.m. CST
It has one of the greatest performances by Bogart (my favorite actor) EVER. Every little movement the guy does has meaning. I ADORE that movie..fell in love with it and really kind of slapped me in the face and made me track down every movie Bogart ever made.
Nov. 20, 2008, 6:26 a.m. CST
Not a big name writer, but still always interesting and entertaining. At least read "The Beasts of Valhalla" if you get the chance.
Nov. 20, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST
The Fourth Protoco starring Caine, with Brosnan along for the ride. It's a good suspenseful thriller from a Frederick Forsythe novel I believe. It's a good companion piece to this one.
Nov. 20, 2008, 8:55 a.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
I've never seen all of The Hand either. There was one he did a few years ago that was practically DTV. It starred him, and Tilda Swinton. I think it was called The List. I could check on IMDB, but bottom line is that was a great flick about an aging Nazi war criminal on the run.
Nov. 20, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST
You're telling me Penn didn't come up with that? Next I'll find out Travis Dane didn't come up with "chance favors the prepared mind".
Nov. 20, 2008, 3:50 p.m. CST
Saw it a year ago, and I don't remember too much other then it was a little underwhelming. I think I was hoping for something on the level of the Odessa File (love that frickin movie). So expectations may have been an issue.
Nov. 20, 2008, 8:38 p.m. CST
the man could do these kinds of thrillers in his sleep! <p> I admit it's been a while since I saw this but I remember it had no problems fitting into the genre quite nicely - actually, being Ludlum and all it's probably about due for the remake treatment! <p> maybe James Caan will rethink? <p> maybe they'll get Jason Statham?
Nov. 21, 2008, 3:38 a.m. CST
Especially from the early days-are you finding yourself seeing how great guys like Michael Caine, James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and John Wayne really were as actors? Are you finding yourself learning how Ford, Capra, Hawkins and the other directors really told their story well?<P> You are in for some real treats this week. When I was younger, I watched this show called "Matinee at the Bijou." It ran every Saturday afternoon on PBS and recreated the glory days of Hollywood movie going experience. The Shorts, the Ads the Cartoon The Serials and movies.<p> It wasn't the best stuff..some of it was god awful.<p> And because of it, I appreciated James Cagney the other greats that much more.
Nov. 21, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST
was absolutely the best ever, check it out if you get the chance.