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A good movie

Before reviewing this movie, I have to tell you some background concerning the circumstances in which I end up watching this flick.When I was living in France, I used to go very often to the movie theater, at least once week, since I was 12 years old. I just loved it but then I moved to the Netherlands, I met my wife, she already got two kids then we got a baby girl together. So, for a good 4 or 5 years, I didn’t go much to the theater because I was busy with my wife and kids. However, when the youngest got older, it started to hitch me, I wanted to have something for myself, some quality time so I decided to go back to the movies, just like in the good old days. I have never been a religious man but, to me, it was like getting back to my temple, seriously. So, of course, even before the movie started, I loved it, just because of those circumstances and even afterwards, I thought it was completely awesome. I have been following Ridley Scott for years and his directing didn’t disappoint me. There was a terrific cast (Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, RZA, Carla Gugino) and they all delivered some solid performances. Furthermore, I thought the story was really interesting and completely entertaining. So, when I came out, I was kind of ecstatic but, when I think about it now, I think I enjoyed it so much above all because I missed my regularly trips to the theater. Indeed, at the end of the day, it is a solid and very well made gangster feature but it doesn’t bring much to the genre and it wasn’t really original in its approach, I’m afraid. Still, it remains one of the most entertaining movies directed by the great Ridley Scott and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

7/10
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Added by johanlefourbe
7 years ago on 16 November 2012 11:49