The Three Musketeers (2011) | Review
Official Synopsis: The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.
At 110 minutes long, this turgid pile of festering nonsense was a struggle of monumental proportions, during which there’s probably 30 minutes featuring the titular characters. Instead, a painful excuse for a plot and some excruciating scripting is shovelled before us in a far from valiant […]
Review Added: October 21st, 2011
Tagline: Every legend has a new beginning.
So here we are…. once upon a time there was a great book and people loved it for many many years. Then an evil man called Paul Anderson decided he would make it into a film. He shouldn’t have. I was dubious that the film needed [...]
Drive (2011) | Review
Official Synopsis: A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.
Despite the title, this is not a racing movie, nor would it be fair to saddle it solely as a crime thriller. Coupled with the striking 80’s electric soundtrack – a mixture of retro pop and some Cliff Martinez produced synth – and some great visual […]
Review Added: October 16th, 2011
Tagline: There Are No Clean Getaways
Hmm, where to begin? Perhaps the opening sequence of the film where we meet our nameless protagonist, played by Ryan Gosling. He is on a job, get away driving for robbers and has set his five minute rule and explained that they have five minutes of [...]
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) | Review
Official Synopsis: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.
The first thing most will notice about this movie is the cast – it’s a fairly stellar selection of actors by any standard. Given that I enjoy my drama/thrillers to be fairly dry and something of a slow-burn, this certainly looked like it was going to […]
Review Added: October 3rd, 2011
Tagline: Trust no one. Suspect everyone.
I like a Spy thriller. Now for the first time I am left wondering if I saw a different film to everyone else and not in the ‘this is crap’ when everyone else thinks it’s hilarious way. I like to think I am reasonably clever, and [...]