Solid and quotable movie... but it's a busy film. Not on par with Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Mean Streets or Taxi Driver. But it's a solid 7.5/10. The quotable lines is mostly what makes this movie even go. The characters and the plot just aren't all that interesting.
Good flick also. But I don't like how the some coincidences come together to tie the flick up.
Personally, I would have made the mute kid kill Penn's daughter because he didn't want to see his brother movie away. Them not purposely shooting the girl and Robbins character beating up in child molester the same night... I don't know. It just doesn't sit right with me. But the movie still had good acting and all. Gone Baby Gone is a moving with a much better and more thoughtful ending IMO.
A more entertaining comedy than I remember. Granted, most of the comedy is held up by Jack, but he and Tomei (Who always adds to the movie) makes this movie worthwhile. I liked John Reilly's cameo also.
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It isn't a horrible movie... I just wasn't feeling it. Something about Jamie Foxx just doesn't work for me. He isn't a bad actor and it seems like he invests a lot into his roles, but his performances rarely hit a chord with me. This was no different.
I felt like the whole story was kind of disjointed and hollow. Downey was OK, but not great. It was just a mediocre movie, imo.
Okay haven't posted in this thread in a while so I'm gonna post a lot of movies I've recently seen:
The Goods: 6.5/10 Had a few funny as hell moments, but mostly a boring formulaic movie that felt like one of the supporting actors probably turned down the main role in the film.
Inglourious Basterds: 8.5/10 The best work QT has done in a while, really liked the main story about the Jewish girl's revenge on the Nazi's, but overall felt the movie would've been better had it stayed with that story and not introduced the Basterds at all.
District 9: 9/10 Simply one of the best Sci-fi films in a while, only Star Trek and Cloverfield can compare of recent movies. Very entertaining and strikes a variety of emotions.
Knowing: 6/10 The plot was dumb, they figured out the mystery behind the code too easy, and the ending was just, wtf... Some good scenes here and there, but I wouldn't recommend.
Star Trek: 9/10 Wow, honestly I didn't think I'd ever like another Star Trek movie again, but this one was good. In fact its the best Star Trek movie period.
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist: 8/10 Fun movie, although I am a little bored with the guy that has the lead role in the movie. Nothing too serious here, but its one of those movies where I can watch it again and again.
The Hangover: 7.5/10 Funny the first time, but doesn't have much replay value.