Don't judge a movie by its reviews...you'll miss out (by tfarace9)
I normally don't judge a movie by its reviews. I prefer to see the movie myself and then decide how I feel without anyone else telling me what I should or shouldn't like about it. I have seen movies which received bad reviews that I have thoroughly enjoyed. I'm always glad I ignored the reviews. With that being said, don't let the negative reviews that this movie is getting discourage you from seeing it. You'll be doing yourself a disservice if you base you opinion on what others are saying. Make your own decision after you've seen it. Personally I feel the movie is <more>
very well done. It is action packed with car chases and fight scenes and I think the actors delivered spot on performances. A lot of dedicated people actors and crew worked very hard to give us 90 minutes of entertainment, an escape from everyday life. Isn't that the point of movies? To provide a little escape? It's definitely worth seeing...but don't take my word for it...go see it yourself.
I thought the film was very entertaining. The story captivated me and the direction had a fresh originality for that genre. I loved the feel of the cinematography and lighting. Jason Patrick did a fine job. His performance was the highlight of this film. All the rest of the actors gave solid performances as well. The daughter's friend was a very good choice visually. I'd like to see her in more. Some sex in that violence might of brought it up a notch, but it also could've risked the character's developments. I wish I could've seen more of Cusack, but what I did see I <more>
liked. I think that was the first time I had ever seen Bruce play a bad guy. I'd like to see more of that. Over all I enjoyed the experience.
I really enjoyed this movie and highly recommend seeing it especially in theaters ! I had only seen the trailer so I wasn't really sure what to expect but I was truly entertained the entire time. I found it exciting and it never lost my attention. I love a good action movie and grew up on Harrison Ford movies. This movie did not disappoint. I was pleasantly surprised by Jason Patric. I don't know why there are such bad reviews. Maybe people expected more screen time for specific actors but how does that really motivate your opinion of the film? I thought Patric's character arc <more>
really communicated and was told well. It was an entertaining movie.
This movie was exactly what I was looking for. I am a huge fan of John Cusack and Bruce Willis, and there are some promising new comers in this film. There is a good plot, and well done action. It is just good cinematic fun! From what I have read this movie was made on a very small budget in a little over two weeks. WOW. To be fair, I wasn't looking to be moved with an Oscar nominated, self indulgent movie. I was in the mood to be entertained. Mission accomplished. I have now seen several movies from Brian Miller, and he continues to improve with each project. I am excited to see what he <more>
can do when he is not on a micro budget film with less than a month to make.
OK so far...reviewing as i watch (by kevin_oliver1)
I wondered weather to bother watching this film. Because of other reviews....I just watched the first 30mins and its OK...but...Jessica Lowndes is awful and is really peeing me off. Could have been a great film otherwise.....only my opinion.....sure there will be others who think she makes the movie.... 45 mins in and she is still messing it up.....but its a good movie.....the movie could of gone ahead without a female counterpart and could of been much better.....more digital technology instead, would have sufficed. Over an hour in and.....its a crackin movie....Jessica is better now that <more>
she has had her ass scared into sense and now she has straightened up a bit.....Great Film....really enjoyed it....time went quite quickly, no boring bits.
This movie was a very interesting to watch. With a focus in a more underground aspect of New Orleans. The director managed to create a classic cinematography feel to it which is a very refreshing thing to see in a more homogenous bombardment of movies who have the same lighting methods and camera angles. I have seen other reviews on the movie calling out their concerns about having fairly well known actors not being used to their full potential, I disagree with their assessments, movies are not spotlights for certain people to have a stage to further the career, it is a opportunity for great <more>
actors to paint a story and transport the audience into their world which was done decently well in this movie. Some things that I felt were not done as well as I would have personally liked included character background. I understand that the past is supposed to be more mysterious but some more background as to how the mc got to that point in his younger self would have been nice. And at times the pacing for the movie was off. Not a perfect movie to my likings but considerably better than some of these other raters would have you believe.
I saw this film on the big screen last night and enjoyed the ride, good action scenes, clever twists, and believable characters. Jason Patrick as the lead was the perfect choice...Willis and Cusack as co-stars made the platform for Jason's character arc deep real and scary.50 cent came as a surprise, as I agree most Rapper's acting "Sucks" but it seems the director got a good believable performance out of him. not easy Another great performance I thought was Willis side kick Mark, played by Korean actor Rain. this guy knows how to fight and is going to be a solid action <more>
star.He has those boyish good looks but could kill you with a tooth pick...All in all I enjoyed this film.
A nice tight little action movie where the plot moves at a good pace. Jason Patric carries the movie with solid acting. I heard a rumor that in the first few days of filming Jason Patric injured his shoulder pretty severely. If that's true then he is a real life bad ass because he seems to have done almost all his own stunts throughout the film. I thought Jessica Lowndness was really smooth with her acting and also pretty hot. Cinematography and editing was sharp. Bruce Willis as always delivers as well 50 cent. This is a movie for people who like revenge plots with a lot of gun play. <more>