Thursday, December 27, 2007

FILM REVIEWS: In Brief: "No Country For Old Men"; "Juno", "Charlie Wilson's War:; "Work Hard"; "The Great Debaters"

These films I saw before I left and now don't have time to review in detail...but:

"No Country For Old Men"...A depressing C-. Much ado about nothing.

"Juno"...Sweet; has a wonderful lead actress. Wonderful other actors. But: the film is about irresponsibility masking as responsibility. SO: B-

"Charlie Wilson's War"...So much talent (Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Mike Nichols, etc.) wasted on mediocre film. B-

"Work Hard"...The first ten minutes are funny. Then...over and hour of the same gag over and over and over and over and over and over and over and get my point...again. Only Ravel could pull that off (SEE "Bolero")...D+ (Ravel: A)

"The Great Debaters"...When the heart is focused, in the right place, even cliches work...B+

When all is said and done, see "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" and "Eastern Promises". When you do, you'll see why I am so hard of the other films reviewed above.


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