Film Reviews by DH

Welcome to DH's film reviews page. DH has written 38 reviews and rated 60 films.

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The Wife

Seen a lot of rubbish lately so this was refreshing

Don't know if I've rated higher because of the dross we've been seeing but this was nicely acted and a decent story. Worth a watch.

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Madame

Didn't like it

The story started well but it didn't go anywhere. Lots of characters with absolutely no purpose. Not worth your time.

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Munich

Incredibly long and dull

We really wanted to like this but you lose track of who they are chasing, you don't know where they are, you don't know how many are left to get and Eric Banas character is totally unlikeable so you are not routing for him.

150 mins felt like 4 hours!!!

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Breathe

Beautiful movie

Whenever I see a 'true story' I always have a look at the end to see just how true it really is. In this case what you see, is what actually happened.

This film has been produced by the couples son, he has made it as a loving tribute to 2 incredible parents. What you see (however implausible) is the truth. All the stuff in France in the layby actually happened. I thought that it must have been made up, but no.

A terrific story, well acted.

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Finding Your Feet

A nice movie, well acted

The story was predicable yes but this was a team of fine actors who all put in very natural performances to make the whole thing very believable. Was it sugar coated? Yes of course. Was every step signposted? Yes. This won't win prizes for originality but I got the impression that they loved making this film and their teamwork translated through the screen.

We enjoyed it for what it was, a simple British film well done.

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Murder on the Orient Express

Just doesn't work

I hate seeing that the director has cast themselves, never a good sign. Branagh in the Poirot role was not a good fit, neither was his moustache. Branagh mutters and along with the train chuffing along, it made sound clarity a nightmare at the start.

All the star turns are a waste of time as they simply don't bring anything to the party as they have nothing to sink their teeth into. It just feels like they happened to be passing by when the film was being made.

Someone mentioned they liked the unusual shots, we thought the camera on the ceiling effect was awful so it must be personal opinion as to whether it works for you or not.

I was bored I'm afraid. I've not seen any version of this film before but feel there must be an earlier version that is better than this!

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Loving

True story which should be told but surely he wasn't this DULL

Perhaps the real Richard Loving was really dreary in true life, if so then this movie did a good job of representing him. If he had an ounce of spark then this film did him a huge dis-service. A landmark position in history, just a shame that it didn't involve more dynamic people. Movie is totally boring which you feel it shouldn't be given the subject. Such a shame.

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Ocean's 8

Good fun

This does just what it says on the tin. If you liked Oceans 11 then you'll like this. You kind of miss the guys though (Clooney, Pitt and Damon) but the ladies all fit in to the stereotype previously set quite well. Bit confused why Rihanna was in it but hey! Good fun! Nothing deep, nothing to think about.

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Game Night

Abandoned

Didn't watch it as I was told it was not good! I sent straight back, a lot of poor movies being made currently.

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The Wilde Wedding

Dreadful - Do not waste your time

Predictable from the moment it starts. We knew it was going to be bad when we saw that the producers were the 2 main stars. This means it is an ego project, which is precisely what it turned out to be. Great actors, terrible script.

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Book Club

Terrible

Great actors, rubbish script! Can't say any more. The endings are sign posted so absolutely no surprises anywhere in the movie. Avoid as total garbage. Easy money for everyone.

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American Made

Good movie

Mind boggling that it is based on truth. Just shows how corrupt politics really is. A very enjoyable film.

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The Dinner

Bad Bad Bad

We have only given up on a handful of films in the last 12 years of being with film clubs but I'm afraid this had us beat. It was so dull that after 1 hour of not knowing what was going on we finally decided to abandon and hit the eject button. We then turned to the internet to find out the answers to what we were missing about this movie. We found very quickly that we were joining a whole community of people who had done exactly the same as us. This film is terrible, everyone says how good the book is (can't comment) but it doesn't transfer to the film. Reading the spoilers we realised that we didn't miss much. Perhaps we just missed the point but it was going nowhere fast. Add to the mix characters that you truly don't care about and you have the perfect recipe for a bad movie.

My advice is to avoid like the plague.

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Mechanic: Resurrection

A reluctant two stars

Didn't have it but didn't much like it either. Jason cannot act for toffee but he is very good at taking his top off at the drop of a hat!

Action scenes made us laugh!

Not really worth the watch.

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

I'm not Greek maybe there lies the problem

We found it predictable and boring. Not worth the watch. Producers were just being greedy and cashing in on the success of the first film.

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