Film Reviews by DH

Welcome to DH film reviews page. DH has written 33 reviews and rated 44 films.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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You don't need to see the first 2 films

We enjoyed it for what it was. Tom Hanks rarely disappoints and this is a decent movie.

Plot twists are good but I agree with a previous reviewer who questioned the plastic bag. Watch to see what we mean.

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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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Nice movie

This is nice, not brilliant as I'd hoped it would be. James Corden voice is an inspired choice for the lead.

Why the big fuss over the blackberry scene? Yes I understand about his allergy but IT IS A CARTOON. Oddly no one seemed to have a problem with people/rabbits being electrocuted or blown up! Only make sure they don't get pelted by a piece of fruit! I think we've got out priorities wrong here.

There was something missing in this movie and I'm not sure what it was. It certainly has humour on 2 levels which is always good. Worth a watch.

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Won't set the world on fire but well acted by Shirley

Shirley was 83 when she made this and is incredibly sprightly for a lady in her advanced years. She has lost nothing in her acting ability and this makes Amanda look pretty wooden in comparison. Can't see Amanda S winning an Oscar anytime soon.

If you like and admire Shirley MacLaine then you'll enjoy this gentle movie, if not, then avoid.

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Twoddle

This is the typical rubbish that the Oscar panel chooses for best film. It lost me at the start. A research lab bringing in its most incredible find which would have been in total lockdown but no, 2 cleaners are allowed to carry on mopping the floors to have a good look.

What?!

It just got worse and worse with some ridiculous side lines and a song and dance scene which makes your jaw drop open.

Avoid, it is not worth your time.

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Give it a chance

Yes it's slow to begin with but there is an important story being told.

I think other reviewers only like movies that move at 100 mph. This one does not. It can't as its set in a newsroom.

If you like a carefully thought out story you'll appreciate it. If you like car chases and a high body count then you won't.

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