>The film relegates Lisbeth to hospital beds, jail cells and courtrooms,
>giving her little to do…
If movies set in hospitals, jails and courtrooms are boring for the reviewer, he must have found it pure drudgery to sit through One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Shawshank Redemption, and To Kill a Mockingbird.
As for the piercings permitted by the "easygoing prison", perhaps Sweden has different ideas of incarceration; perhaps the reviewer should accept that the Swedes allow this and not let this detail distract him from more important points.
The movie had its faults but it was very enjoyable. Ignore the review.
Yeah, as usual, I'm going to say read the damn books. Movies can never convey the same emotions and messages as their written counterparts.
What a terrible review! Not only it destroys the fun for those who haven't seen it but also it criticizes the director's vision. And lastly, I don't care if the reviewer didn't have fun watching it! I did! I think it is one of the best movies I have seen lately and one that reminds us of the richness and identity of French filmmaking.
Gonzo, does the four-hundred-thousand-and-first documentary about the Holocaust tell us anything about it that the three-hundred-and-ninety-nine-thousandth didn't?
How could anyone communicate with the dead while the dead is still alive? In that case the dead is still living.
Kinda made me sick with that parting comment about the Holocaust being over documented. Just what exactly is that supposed to mean? There are already plenty of people that deny it happened. Why feed the trolls?
I was able to catch your rave review on the original Swedish version back when you were get-the-big-picture, so I saw it. LOVED the Swedish version and NEVER would've even thought about seeing it if it weren't for your words. Ever since you revealed info on the American remake I've been eager to see it also. I value your reviews, few and far between as they are getting since joining the Tuscon weekly but I am a loyal fan of your Colin so I look forward to all your reviews. You've opened my cinema eyes and I THANK YOU.
Come on, "totally uncalled for"? I didn't read this review when it first came out, but having read it now, I call for it, I call for it a thousandfold (assuming one can call for something seven years after it has already arrived). And "off-base on so many levels", really? No way. I can clearly see a runner on second base up on Level 3, and two more runners on second and third bases down on Level 1. Then again, it may simply be the case that I've fallen asleep while typing again, and am just describing a subconscious dreamscape of mine in which baseball games are being played on each level of a parking garage. Still, the scene described in said dreamscape seems to pretty well demolish your claim that the review is "off-base on so many levels".
Now, before you criticize this comment, you should know that I wore a prosthetic nose as I typed it, thus it is beyond reproach.
We in the Muslim community found the movie to be anti-Allah! Praise Allah and our brother, Obama!!
It seems a very interesting movie but I don't like a violence film either so I don't know if I really want to watch it.
I vividly remember this review when I first read it (could not belive it at the time) when I lived in Tucson in 2003. Just read it again 7.5 years later and I still think this is one of the worst reviews of an excellent movie I have ever read in my life. Totally uncalled for and off-base on so many levels.
If "looks" means a leathery face and lots of squinting, then I wholeheartedly concur. Or at least three-quarters-heartedly. No, check that, I whole-spleenedly concur. But seriously, is Eastwood just constantly looking into the sun or what?
You jest, right? NO COMPARISON...ACTING OR LOOKS!
Mira Jovovichi is now in the second phase. In the first, she plays the feeble exemplary as in the Million dollar hotel, then the phase shifts to the "kicking ass" movie. She can be full-blown after her youth wears out if there is her subsequent phase.
I don't know. I could ask him, if you want. But I don't really know him that well. Or at all, really. But I suppose I could ask him out for a cup of coffee, watch sunsets with him, maybe even be his partner in a ballroom dancing class (Intermediate level, I'll have you know). Then, after all that, I shall ask him if he indeed still expects to be taken seriously as a film reviewer. Although actually, that almost sounds like more work than it's worth. Nah, I'm not doing it. I guess we'll just never know if he still expects to be taken seriously as a film reviewer (unless he, like, I don't know, continues to regularly write serious film reviews for the Tucson Weekly).
Oh, sorry, did you expect to be taken seriously as a commenter?
Really? And Grimm still expects to be taken seriously as a "film reviewer"?
It's pretty chic for the elite left to trash talk the country, the freedom and the policies that let them gain their fortunes. Oliver Stone would've never had the opportunity in Venezuela.
Oh. I guess I wouldn't mind if DiGiovanna moved to France, as long as France then moved to here. But I hear that continental drift takes a long time, and I'm not sure I'd be willing to wait that long. Oh well. Come hither, France. Come hither.
I mean't, we would all be happier if DiGiovanna moved to France. Well, maybe not you.
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