It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous Corporal Steiner. Stransky is the only man who believes that the Third Reich are still vastly superior to the Russian army; however within his pompous persona lies a quivering coward who longs for the Iron Cross so that he can return to Berlin a hero. Steiner, on the other hand is cynical, defiantly non-conformist and more concerned with the safety of his own men rather than the horde of military decorations offered to him by his superiors. Steiner's lack of respect results in a growing animosity between the two...
Writer:Julius J. Epstein (screenplay), Walter Kelley (screenplay), James Hamilton (screenplay), Willi Heinrich (based on the book by)
During World War II, Cpl. Rolf Steiner is a well-respected member of the German military and a recipient of the Iron Cross, Germany's highest military honor. But when a new commander, Captain Stransky, takes over the platoon, Steiner and Stransky come into immediate conflict. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Christina E (fr) wrote: A mediocre attempt at Greek mythology.
Latifa M (jp) wrote: Surprisingly enjoyable!
Carlos G (es) wrote: This movie has a the feels. Truly remarkable and you don't for a moment stop pulling for the lead and character is well written. Unbelievable job of casting and the screen writer.
Batesow T (ru) wrote: Hilarious just great
Glen W (jp) wrote: Interesting. Gotta admire the attempt. Has more of a mythic feel than modern fantasy.
Calvin R (gb) wrote: Fun, witty, entertaining, but it does overwhelm itself with silly "gimickry."
Simona B (au) wrote: For a film about a hippie single mother from London stuck in the 1970s Morocco with two young children Hideous Kinky is surprisingly dull. The production design is positively gorgeous, the cast are superb -- especially the two little girls -- and the cinematography is outstanding: there are shots in this film so beautiful I was stopping and rewinding the DVD to see them again. However, the film lacks either purpose or heart -- one has to be there if the other is to be substituted with pretty pictures. Overall, Hideous Kinky is nearly a miss, only saved by the filmmakers' decision to shoot on location in Marrakech, Oumnast and Medina and cinematographer John de Borman's handiwork.
georgia s (fr) wrote: this movie looks great
Chris W (us) wrote: Originally I had no intentions of seeing this, but, due to the fact that it really angered the Catholic Church back in the day, and the fact that Martin Scorsese, known for his great taste, holds this in high regard (it was the first film he ever saw), I finally got curious and decided to give it a watch and......frankly this film is kind of a joke. It's a big, grand, melodramatic western romance that tries to be the western equivalent of Gone With The Wind, and doesn't quite make it there.This is a grand and gorgeous film, but it's also an overlong, overblown, and rather silly soap opera.The plot follows a half breed beauty named Pearl who goes to live with some wealthy relatives after her father is executed for killing his unfaithful wife. Pearl doesn't get on too well with the patriarch, but when it comes to his two sons, well, that's a different story. She falls in love with one, and in lust with the other, with the bulk of the film being a sordid love triangle that, sue, in the mid 40s probably was scandalous due to the sexual tensions and innuendos, but today comes off as tame, and really ridiculous and silly.The film has some okay performances though, like Jennifer Jones as Pearl (though she's not really that believable as a half-breed) and Gregory Peck and Joseph Cotton as the two brothers Pearl is torn between. Lionel Barrymore and lillian Gish are also around, and they help elevate the material some, but even then this is still a bit of a mess, though at least an ambitious one.The film does look great though, with some stunning cinematography and camera work, as well as some decent music,. Unfortunately, this is a very dated picture that's also quite boring. Maybe if this were far shorter it would be a lot better.All in all, I can give this some respect on a technical level, and a bit in the acting area, but overall I can't say I totally liked this.
Troy K (jp) wrote: It could only have been disappointing, but I didn't hear jackass one time...WTH?
Brian F (br) wrote: Hockey, mixed in with the quirkiness of Juno and Scott Pilgrim, mixed in with great spot shots, Goon quietly revolutionized a long cliched sports film. Could have been longer in my opinion, but again this movie leaves you with a non cliche sports ending, so maybe that's a good thing. I laughed and cried. Best sports movie I've seen in a long time.