360 (2011)Fernando Meirelles
Posted 19 May 2012 - 02:54 AM
The cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Rachel Weisz, Jude Law and Ben Foster.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:33 AM
Here's what I said in September:
I will mention that the performances are quite uniformly good. Anthony Hopkins gives a monologue as a grieving father to an AA meeting that only an actor of his stature could, and yet it doesn’t steal the show or feel out of place. Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, and Ben Foster are the Hollywood stars we recognize, but the other actors are quite good too. Jamel Debbouze gives an affecting performance as an Algerian dentist in Paris.
While the film is competently made (no one can fault Mierelles for ever being a less than stylish and innovative visual director) and Morgan’s screenplay is thematically tight, I can’t help but feel that the film fails to bring anything particularly striking or necessary. The film lacks a slight vitality that the material needs. However, I do appreciate the way the film reinforces the theme of unity and the possibilities of redemption rather than wallowing in the darkest corners that films of this type often do. Yet, on the other hand, this gives the film a kind of thematic palatability that feels at times “too safe.”
Which reminds me, has anyone seen the Ophüls film of LA RONDE starring Anton Walbrook?
Edited by Anders, 19 May 2012 - 07:32 AM.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:25 AM
That trailer reminds me that Hopkins really does a good job in this film. Better than the story deserves.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:02 AM
Also, major missed opportunity to not use music from U2's 360 tour.