Sunday October 09, 2011 - 9:45 AM
I thought this was a pretty good movie. If any women were felling a little left behind om this one. It's because the movie was not just about the story unfolding in front of you. It's also about men and how they are controlled by their egos.
Thursday September 08, 2011 - 3:01 PM
Not one of Ritchie's best but it was far easier to follow than say Snatch or Layer Cake - miss a few minutes in one of those to use the "loo" and you'll be completely baffled upon return.
It's also one of those "Fight-Club-esque" movies, it all seems a bit lost on you until the ending and then you only really care to watch it again because you want to see everything with this new set of eyes. Regardless, there are still some unanswered questions even after having watched it a few times but I think Ritchie left it this way purposely because, such is life.
All-in-all Statham delivers, Phoenix is Phoenix but Andre-3000 stunned me with his performance. Though it wasn't his break-out role, this was definitely his break-out performance.
Friday October 20, 2006 - 1:43 PM
The following are my notes following the screening at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival, I'm glad this piece of junk hasn't gotten any sort of release in North American...
Ok, just because youíre not supposed to understand this movie, does that mean I should automatically forgive that fact and not include it in my judgment of the film? Thatís gotta be Guy Ritchieís justification for screening this visual whirlwind and plot starved film for the audiences of Toronto.
I will hand it to Ritchie, over the years he has created a unique visual style that has become his signature. This movie reeks of it. Whatís also Ritchie (in my opinion anyway) is that itís pretentious. He makes all his characters appear smart (if not brilliant) by inserting many moral justifications and breaking up the movie into sections by supposedly intelligent quotes. Iím not against Ďchaptersí in a movie, but when something is already so fragmented and non-linear, what do you really add to the film by breaking it up some more? And exactly what are you breaking it up into again? I forget, Iím confused! (A sentiment that echoed in my head throughout the entire screening)
Iím really not exaggerating when I say that the story of Revolver is impossible to follow (I saw this movie with two very intelligent individuals - an animation artist and a lawyer, neither of them understood it either)
Applause for Ritchie for his innovative editing, visual techniques, and ventures into animation - that was unexpected but cool from an aesthetic standpoint Ė but not Ďcoolí enough to make up for the convoluted plot.