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Jason S (ru) wrote: Was expecting more, but didn't get it. A little slow and lacking.
Al H (it) wrote: An action film a la grindhouse style.
James H (gb) wrote: Low budget but a good screenplay and well developed characters make up for it. Funny and touching, sincere performances. Believably and amusingly told.
Caleb M (br) wrote: A fantastic look at the men behind more number-one hit records than The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones and Elvis combined. Interviews interwoven with archival footage, re-enactments, and live performances, Standing in the Shadows of Motown is funny, informative, moving and energetic.
Alex V (fr) wrote: Absolutely terrible to look at and it's story is boring and the pacing is bad.
Aaron G (us) wrote: The best-case scenario marriage of good screenwriting, direction, special effects, pacing, and - yes, Mr. Cruise - acting.
Mike W (us) wrote: Arnold is one badass Kindergarten cop!
Kate L (gb) wrote: I'm sure this work has a significant place in film history, but I do not believe 100% of critics on Rotten Tomato actually "liked" it. (Respected it, maybe, but like it?) I have to say I disliked the character. In fact, I couldn't stand her. She seemed to lack personality, spirit and even intelligence. It is her own fault to be so dull and uninterested in anything outside housework. So don't blame it on the women's place in society. Even my grandmothers were not like that.
Jordan B (ag) wrote: Bergman is one of the great masters of cinema. Like the Seventh Seal, he is unafraid to address the deepest human emotions on screen.
intuciic (fr) wrote: good movie! seems that sometimes its better not to know some things, some things better to leave to the past and continue your life.
Zack B (gb) wrote: Edward G. Robinson delivers one of the most versatile performances in the history of film, giving us first a mild-mannered pushover, innocently dreaming of renewed youth, who then becomes a darkly insecure, desperate and envious old man. Also, I can't imagine anyone other than Fritz Lang directing this great film. In fact, I can't imagine anyone being ALLOWED to considering its macabre material.
Daniel K (jp) wrote: It's funny that the very end of the film involves women kissing women and men kissing men at a triple wedding ceremony. The ice floe sequence at the conclusion of the film is remarkable. I'm sure it will remain exhilarating throughout time. It is a masterful set piece the likes of which I'm sure had never been seen before. The rest of the story is pretty straight forward and simple, but this doesn't mean it isn't a compelling and interesting narrative. It contains more beautiful sequences than I can recall being in any of his other pictures. I refer specifically to the winter scenes in the final sequence and the love scenes over looking the lake earlier in the film. This is certainly one of Griffith's masterpieces. It's crazy to think that even a film of his pedigree and caliber has been partially lost over the years.
Brett A (kr) wrote: This movie provided everything I want in a story, and then great atmosphere and cinematography. It was a unique take on time travel with what to me became an unexpected ending. There was a sense of 12 Monkeys to the movie, which is interesting as they are both Bruce Willis driven. Maybe future Bruce Willis is actually this Bruce Willis?
Edith N (nl) wrote: Because Gidget Can't Be a Commie! Really, Sally Field's wholesome image made her better at this role than your Jane Fonda or your Faye Dunaway might have been. I don't, as we've established, much like Jane Fonda, but it isn't for the same reason quite a lot of people disliked her in 1979. I don't want to discuss her Vietnam War protesting days here, not least because I don't want to have to clear up a bunch of urban legends about her, but the fact remains that she [i]had[/i] protested the Vietnam War. When she made [i]The China Syndrome[/i] that same year, that was believable. In 1979, people expected Jane Fonda to raise a ruckus. I like Faye Dunaway quite a lot, but her screen image in 1979 was one of a woman who was mostly interested in doing what was best for her. It was hard to believe that she would give up everything for a union. But Sally Field? You just can't distrust a union run by Sally Field, no matter what your usual feelings toward unions are. I mean, she was the flying nun! Here, she is a small-town mill worker. Norma Rae has not lived the most wholesome life. She has two children by different fathers, and one of the fathers was married to someone else at the time of conception. She has another married boyfriend. She works for J. P. Stevens, a non-unionized mill. Her mother experiences temporary deafness one day, and that is when we learn that Norma Rae is known for having a big mouth--wanting breaks and ear plugs and a feminine hygiene product dispenser. They promote her to shut her up, but she can't take it and takes the demotion to keep her friends. She is perfectly suited to listen to union organizer Reuben Warshowsky (Ron Leibman) when she comes to town. She is trying to have a normal life with her new husband, Sonny Webster (Beau Bridges), but she is changing into a die-hard union organizer. And for all that, she isn't having an affair with Reuben, though everyone--including Sonny--kind of assumes she is. I am not inclined to trust corporations to have the best interests of their employees in mind. I think the government and unions work together to keep abuses in check. I've never been a union member myself, but I've never worked in an industry which had them. The service industry isn't strongly unionized. A lot of Americans disagree with me about my feelings, though, and everyone knew that an American movie about a union organizer has an uphill battle to get acceptance in a lot of circles. (There's a certain irony to Field's Oscar win for this, given the Oscars were created in a futile attempt to keep the movie industry from unionizing.) And of course, Americans are led enough by their media that support of unions went up after the release of this film, though of course it's long since gone back down again. This movie, I think, serves to remind people that unions have done good things over the years. The abuses we see at the plant were common and are not in unionized plants. And, yes, management tried to turn blacks and whites against one another. The "real Norma Rae," Crystal Lee Sutton, wanted her story to be, if anything, a documentary. She didn't want a Big Hollywood Movie. She was especially annoyed that the 55-year-old West Virginia coal miner was turned into a New York garment worker in the movie; the implication as she saw it, and she's not entirely wrong, was that the backward country folk needed a Big City Hero to organize their hick town. Though it is worth noting that the outside organizer doesn't understand their ways and needs a woman of the people to help him make a dent; the first union meeting in the movie has barely a dozen people. However, it's also true that Americans don't watch documentaries often, much less change their opinions because of them. If Crystal Lee wanted to have an impact, she needed to reach a big audience. It is a sad truth that you have to do that through fiction. And indeed, a second movie about her life--and death, and fight with her insurance company--would have more influence that anything Michael Moore would say about her. Norma Rae is not a perfect woman. She isn't the plucky, wholesome woman looking to find herself that the movie's poster promises, either. She's a woman beaten down by life in a lot of ways. She's slept around, and not all of the men she's slept with have been worth her time. She lives with her parents. She works in a job where she has a choice of dead end or stuck between management and the people. Yeah, probably at least part of the reason she starts organizing is sexual attraction to Reuben, though she never does act on it beyond a little harmless skinny-dipping. However, if we are waiting for perfect heroes, especially outside fiction, we're going to have a long wait. America was willing to forgive Norma Rae, because she was Gidget and the flying nun and otherwise a symbol of wholesome American innocence. But Norma Rae wasn't all that wholesome, and she certainly wasn't innocent. And that's the only reason she was able to get anything accomplished.