Heartbroken, the baker goes to Jerusalem, where he quietly gets a job at his lover's wife's café. Conrad's apartment under surveillance and kidnap Jessie. The families -- one white and the other black -- find their fates intertwined because of the war, and because of the soil they share. Just like Fincher has done in his films, he's tried for a grungy look and manipulated the printing of the film to make everything look dark, metallic, and slightly green. Cast: Michael Douglas, Brittany Murphy, Sean Bean, Famke Janssen, Jennifer Esposito, Oliver Platt, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Guy Torry, Conrad Goode, Victor Argo, Shawn Doyle Writers: Patrick Smith Kelly and Anthony Peckham, based on the novel by Andrew Klavan Music: Mark Isham Cinematographer: Amir M.
We flash forward ten years to the day before Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, Aggie hears Jessie's voice and realizes the kidnappers reside in the apartment nearby. Josh O'Connor -- aka The Crown's new Prince Charles -- plays a troubled farmer who falls in love with a Romanian migrant worker. Oh wait, Aggie's supposed to be his wife. One of the robbers double-crosses the gang's leader Sean Bean , making off with the booty.
As for director Gary Fleder , he's obviously confused. If you want to see an elderly lady murdered, and a young girl trying to seduce an older man… this movie is for you Question: What would Christ say? Negative—As Christians where do we draw the line? Nathan and Elisabeth steal a boat to reach Hart Island. Poignantly beautiful, it's about the unshakeable bonds of love. As Nathan visits Elisabeth, she is reluctant at first, but he gains her trust later—especially when he reveals that Jessie has been kidnapped and will be killed if he does not get the number they want. Bean Goldeneye, Ronin gives a professional performance, Famke Janssen Goldeneye, is as miscast with Douglas in this movie as Catherine Zeta-Jones is with Douglas in real life.
All promotional material including but not limited to trailers, images, logo's and videos are all copyright to their respective owners. Okay, let's go with cranky, that's easier: Isn't it a basic requirement of a thriller that it be thrilling? Review © September 2001 by AboutFilm. The movie opens with a botched heist, as the film establishes its villain played here by. But how can you tell which titles in the Netflix indies section are actually the best? Perhaps because he's making an urban thriller with Michael Douglas, he seems to be laboring under the delusion that he's David Fincher The Game, Seven. You'll get to see housebound yuppies kicking hardened criminal patootie. The tension starts when the daughter of a topnotch New York psychiatrist Michael Douglas is kidnapped by a bitter ex-con Sean Bean with an old score to settle. God created all men, not films, equally.
Perhaps if Fox had not given away the setup and all the best moments in a massive campaign of television advertisements and movie trailers, Don't Say a Word would be more exciting. In fact, they are crowd-pleasing comedies. The acting is borderline amateur. You should get the same sense of effort and creativity from me that I got from the filmmakers. Oh well, the movie doesn't provide any transition between its opening segment and the rest of the story, either. Flash forward ten years, and we meet psychiatrist Dr.
Taking advantage of the confusion, Nathan takes the gem from Patrick and throws it to a nearby excavation machine. That stylistic decision doesn't add any substance to the story, however, which is far more mechanical than anything Fincher has ever done. In 1991, a gang of criminals robs a safety deposit box at a bank in order to obtain a bewilderingly valuable ruby. She explains that she had stowed away on a boat that was taking her father's coffin for burial in Potter's field on Hart Island, where the gravediggers put the doll, named Mischka, inside. The chemistry he has with his wife and daughter is perfect and the scene when he discovers that his daughter has been kidnapped is so realistically handled its scary. Fleder pushes all the routine buttons with effectively somber style, so Don't Say a Word will satisfy anyone with a preference for high-anxiety thrillers, even as it grows increasingly conventional; it's entertaining without being particularly original. The movie's best dialogue is in the conversations between she and Dr.
Anyway, Fleder and the writers just needed a way to end this thing, and obviously didn't care enough to do anything more than combine the standard ingredients of a standard thriller resolution--the Race Against the Clock, the Atypical Setting, the Unexpected Intervention, the Untimely Distraction, etcetera. It is simply meant to be an interesting and somewhat engaging two hours in a movie theater, which is precisely what it is. He's gotten pretty good at playing Michael Douglas, one must admit. Oliver Platt , is barely used, and Guy Torry , The Animal doesn't get to be funny. The two embark on an affair, only to have it cut short when the businessman dies. The film asks a thought provoking and common question: how far would you go to get someone you love back? He did however praise the female cast, in particular Famke Janssen. Grim, thrilling, and refreshingly modern, Hell or High Water is a low-key modern masterpiece.
Conrad , is invited by his friend and former colleague, Dr. That evening, Patrick kidnaps Jessie as a means of forcing Nathan to acquire a six-digit number from Elisabeth's memory. My wife and I knew nothing of this film except for what it said on this web site. The first word in the film is offensive, and it remains that way until the end. An awful bully who stands in the boys' way. As of 2007, the website's editor-in-chief is Matt Atchity.
Veronica's under their thumb until a rebellious new student arrives and inspires her to fight back in the most deadly way possible. That is rule number one of melodrama, which is what the movie is. When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret. Its name derives from the cliché of audiences throwing rotten tomatoes or vegetables at a poor stage performance. King Jack is another one of those quiet indie films that sells you with its style and its substance. There is some profanity in the movie.