When this made headlines a few years back, it must have read like the predecessor of the current "Florida Man" stories.
Costner and Harrelson certainly have a curmudgeonly chemistry about them, but there is depth left on the table that is only hinted at, and never truly explored.
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From the real locations (the film was shot in Malawi) to the real sense of danger from starvation, every frame drips with legitimacy.
If your best friend had a terminal illness and asked you to help them commit suicide...do you think you could do it?
At its heart, it seems to be a film about disrupting the norm, which serves Soderbergh well.
This is psychological tension at its finest, slowly building steam toward an explosive finale and a final shot that borders on brilliance.
A Highly Entertaining, yet Disjointed film.
You know those movies that aren't very good, and yet...they are undeniably awesome? For me, this was exactly that type of movie.
This is a strong little film with a short runtime and an easy recommendation for me.
I'm just a guy who love film, and this year was a landmark one for me in terms of entertainment.
Acting as an ode to his own childhood and family, Cuarón invites you to consider your own, in all the beautiful and minute detail your memory can muster.
The visual aspects of the film manage to function as its best friend and also its worst enemy, at times.
It's somewhat meta for a documentary, but this helps it feel pioneering, in the spirit of the late director himself.
The Coens are their own genre. In fine form yet again, they blend humor with violence and create some wonderful and memorable moments that are equal parts zany and bold.