Film Reviews by MG

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Decent Nic Cage vehicle

(Edit) 29/01/2019

I'm a Nic Cage fan, but let's be honest he's made some terrible pictures in recent years where he looks as though he just needs the firkin money , so he's totally phoned it in. In fact I cannot think of really good NC movie since the fabulous Family Man in about 2000.

This runs to a typical Hollywood formula but it's well executed, satisfyingly violent enough, pretty nasty villains and has a credible if slightly Starsky & Hutch type cheesy-grin ending. I do wish he'd lose the terrible sideburns and dyed hair though....it makes him look like some washed up old pub singer.

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My Best Friend

Daniel Auteil brilliant again

(Edit) 28/09/2018

Beautiful and brilliant film. Well directed, superb casting for every role. Provides some wonderful insight into the meaning, value and definition of friendship. DA always chooses his roles carefully and this is no exception. Recommend highly.

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The Commuter

Seriously Liam...?????

(Edit) 08/06/2018

Utter rubbish. So many holes in the plot in what is mostly an incomprehensible plot. Neeson and Vera Farmiga totally phoned it in. Patrick Wilson looks as if he'll burst out laughing at any moment.

Ok so LN is a nice middle-class life insurance salesman just been let go, ( unfair dismissal if you ask me...) who used to be a blue-collar Irish cop ( no clich├ęs here..) and yet he lives in the leafy detached hedge fund suburbs but also says he lives hand to mouth ( quote) wtf? wtfSo he's formerly a cop - handy. Therefore knows how to use a gun and fist-fight. Yet he's beginning to look his 65 years of age. He looks as if he should be in a role where he sits in a pub , with a pint of Guinness and a roll -up being wise and sardonic after Mass.

Back to the riveting movie.....We're never told what the conspiracy is they're trying to cover up....., we're never told that the central evil character played by VF is apprehended...or did I miss the teaser for Commuter 2...no-ooooo. Make it stop.

I can't be arsed to write anymore that's already enough of my life I'll never get back.

Shame on you Liam. Must have been a big cheque. I'd have preferred he'd spent his time on Taken 4.

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The Unknown Girl

The Unknown Plot

(Edit) 04/03/2018

Absolutely dire, slow, dull , lame plot do not waste any of your life watching this appalling shite ....wooden acting, awful direction, with actors who really phoned it in, .... I really cannot damn this film enough. Looks like it was made by some 12 year old students who won a competition and the prize was a hand-held camera. If you want to see what the day to day workings of a provincial GP's practice in Belgium look like, then this is the film for you. The characters are empty and unappetising and one has no investment or interest in them. The actors look like they are getting a prompt off camera for every line, there are such gaps between each speaker. No wonder the Belgian film industry is so highly acclaimed ( not...)

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