This fictional dialogue inspired by a private meeting between real-life enemies can’t muster up more than the usual banalities about the ethics of politics and war.
A 90-minute shootout that never makes us care who lives and who dies. In attempting to send up a cinematic cliché, this only becomes a tedious example of same.
Remember this name: Jack O’Connell. He is magnificent in one of the most remarkable portraits of soldiering in recent memory.
I’ll watch Naomi Watts and Naveen Andrews in anything, though this does look a bit like a TV melodrama.
It’s a hard, harsh film, a triumph of the new realism that is transforming British film at the moment…
Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer… I’m not sure this is, strictly speaking, a trailer: it seems to be more a kind of promo reel, which isn’t quite the same thing, and it seems to cut off just before the end. But it’s worth checking out because it’s so striking. There’s not … more…
What a difference it makes to a movie when it’s real actors — as opposed to, say, studio executives’ personal trainers — blowing things up. The Fugitive stood out in the action movie genre by drawing its energy from the intense performances from both Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones (Oscar winner for a popcorn flick!). And now Ronin shows just how smart car chases and gunfights can be when thinking actors are the ones behind the wheel and behind the trigger.
Not that I know any IRA soldiers — at least, not that I know of — but Irish and Irish-American New York is the world I live in.