Oct. 22, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST
Oct. 22, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST
I still will probably have to check this one out. It looks too intriguing not to. Since Massa didn't care for it, I will be safe and see it as a matinee just in case.
Oct. 22, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST
by Abominable Snowcone
Nov 23, happy 18th for Ms Cyrus
Oct. 22, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST
agree that only 1/3 of it is compelling, but none of them agree on which part.
Oct. 22, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST
by Rex Carsalot
And I'm going to tell my mom on you, Massa!
Oct. 22, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST
Probably. He got that girl power shit Million Dollar Baby an oscar, he can do it for something that is at least 1/3 interesting. Damon is a lock for nomination as well.
Oct. 22, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST
and I bet her dad already has the playboy shoot booked.
Oct. 22, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST
Oct. 22, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST
Oct. 22, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST
eastwood makes contrived phoney scripty uber-americanized movies.
Oct. 22, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST
Totally with you on the tsunami. Great set piece, beautifully staged and choreographed, with stellar effects. I would urge people to see the film on the big screen for that alone. But I think there's so much more to like or love about this film. I actually found both the Damon & the London twins storylines very engaging. And while Marie's storyline could have used a bit more meat, Cecile de France managed to draw me in anyway. She's radiant and in my opinion, a strong contender for best supporting actress. I consider this among Eastwood's best films of the last 10 years.
Oct. 22, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST
Oct. 22, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST
ain't gonna happen but over his dead body....
Oct. 22, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST
Oct. 22, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST
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Oct. 22, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST
It's a curse!" <p> Such fresh, innovative dialogue.
Oct. 22, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST
by I am_NOTREAL
Never understood the fuss about his movies. Yes, it's admirable that we works so fast and still produces coherent narratives. But this New American Master label that he's been given--just never understood it. Unless mastery = competent, moderately engrossing, yet ultimately disposable.
Oct. 22, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST
matt damon = haley joel osment all growed up???
Oct. 22, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST
by Bouncy X
because the footage we see in trailers looks terrible. since water is so hard to get right with CGI, why not simply film real water elements and just marry it to the movie. because that one scene where we see it washing down the street is just baaaaad.
Oct. 22, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST
How is that a kicker when that is how 99% of psychics in film are portrayed? A kicker would be if a film psychic actually liked having his powers.
Oct. 22, 2010, 1 p.m. CST
Gran Torino was good though..
Oct. 22, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
Oct. 22, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST
From the stale dialog, the CGI waves, and 'MATT DAMON' this looks remarkably unremarkable. Pass. Maybe Netflix.
Oct. 22, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST
is a classic hero called to the lonely vigil, there to serve a necessary function for society but forever isolated by it. he'll get his reward in the next world.
Oct. 22, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST
...Capone's a better writer... but I trust Massawyrm's instincts more. Another "wait for Red Box and/or Netflix w/ this one.
Oct. 22, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST
Oct. 22, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
I know he likes low-key music that just "underlines" the drama, but there are SO many composers who could give him what he wants without noodling around on the piano and calling it a "theme". Give Thomas Newman a call, Clint.
Oct. 22, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST
...with that actor who's now going to star in AMC's The Walking Dead.
Oct. 22, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST
...is the most boring director working today. Not necessarily bad, just very dull.
Oct. 22, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST
And Iwo Jima was great. Clint Eastwood made a lot of crap back in the 80's, but now he's putting out quality movies. The haters can go back to watching Michael Bay and his MTV-style quick-edit way of making movies for mindless zombies with ADD.
Oct. 23, 2010, 12:30 a.m. CST
Everything you said is dead on, right down to what you said about Eastwood's score. Something I hated about the film that isn't mentioned is that Damon's character absolutely hates giving readings. He hates how they make them feel yet when he actually performs a reading, he acts as though it's not a big deal. He delivers his readings too casually. The only exception is when he reads for Howard's character.
Oct. 23, 2010, 12:51 a.m. CST
The reviews of this film are totally polarized. In fact, on Rotten Tomatoes, I think it's exactly 50% Some people think it's subtle and insightful, while others think it's obvious and pretentious. In reading the reviews, it's sometimes hard to believe people are talking about the same film! This is the sort of polarity you see with ambitious films.
Oct. 23, 2010, 6:30 a.m. CST
Couldn't have put it better myself.
Oct. 23, 2010, 6:56 a.m. CST
There: it had to be said.
Oct. 23, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST
He got set up for a flying ferris wheel and it didn't come. Fecking fanboys.
Oct. 24, 2010, 1:02 a.m. CST
had to sit through this with my parents, sooooooooooooooooooooo boring ive never sighed so many times in a movie, maybe 3 col scenes in entire flick, previews were very misleading
Oct. 24, 2010, 2:13 a.m. CST
but worth it. maybe not the type of film that plays well on the big screen but a great movie anyway.
Oct. 24, 2010, 5:51 a.m. CST
by Master Bruce
about THE GHOST WHISPERER, or MEDIUM? They've been doing this kind of thing for years. Maybe Clint doesn't watch TV...of course, I wouldn't blame him for the most part.
Oct. 24, 2010, 7 a.m. CST
Oct. 24, 2010, 7:05 a.m. CST
in HASSEL UNLEASHED on youtube
Oct. 24, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST
This film was BORING. I like almost all of Clint's other films, but for this one, you need popcorn and a pillow. I was hoping that enduring the slow-moving, uneventful story would at least lead to something profound at the end, but no-can-do. Pretty much a standard Hollywood feel-good conclusion. Blah.
Nov. 2, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST
This review doesn't really say much. While Massawyrm makes some valid points about Damon's story being more interesting, I don't think it's as bad as he's making it sound. It's all opinions but I tend to like Capone's review more. For another opinion check out my review here: http://angrycharliereviews.blogspot.com/2010/10/hereafter-2010.html