Ahasverus, king of Persia and Media, puts aside Vashti and makes Esther his queen, choosing her among maidens in a kingdom stretching from India to Ethiopia. Esther, using information from Mordecai, her uncle and patron, saves the king from assassination. Haman, the king's favorite, is miffed when Mordecai won't bow to him, so he orders death to all Jews in the kingdom, under the seal of the king. Esther pleads for her people, and Mordecai is in turn given license to make his own edict under the king's seal. Mordecai loses sight of his original intention, and bloody murder ensues. Purim annually celebrates the story. At the end of the film, the actors comment.
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Noelle L (jp) wrote: Has anyone noticed that in the last scene where Dr. Bowman reads Guy's letter on the plane, the letter becomes miraculously one piece, a perfectly fine one page letter, despite that in previous scene where Guy gave him the letter , he tore it apart refusing to read it?? shame..
Nick C (gb) wrote: Finally nabbed a DVD of this amazing film.
Dusty L (ag) wrote: 72% on my Tomatometer.
Kris H (au) wrote: Before sean Penn grossed her up.
Melody F (ag) wrote: The storytelling was refreshing compared to many of the pieces that come from Hollywood. The ending was well done. It is truly a "gem," and I think the director should be proud of such a masterpiece. I don't have all the jargon to provide a detailed critic, but it was "believable" and "refreshing" compared to all the films I have seen. The director set the bar high for other films, in my book.
Laurent B (jp) wrote: Running On Karma (2003) est une oeuvre a la mise en scene brillante qui excede volontairement les cadres respectifs de differents genres cinematographiques et confirme le talent eclatant de Johnnie To. Il s'agit d'un melodrame teinte de polar fantastique qui donne lieu a des combats d'arts martiaux tout en tenant un discours philosophique sur les exigences du parcours vers la sagesse. Un film hallucinant de brio et jubilatoire d'audace.
David L (ca) wrote: Dr. Baron Victor Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) has seen his experiments fail time and again, regardless of his intense personal effort. He has put his heart and soul, not to mention people's organs, into his creations, only to foiled with each one. The latest work has been ruined also, this time by the poor timed invasion of Dr. Frankenstein's workspace. The incident has convinced the doctor that he needs to bring in some help, as he can't handle the entire load himself. He turns his attention toward Dr. Karl Holst (Simon Ward), a local doctor who isn't as on edge as Frankenstein, but isn't above underhanded deeds. Frankenstein blackmails Holst into his service, to iron some research that could be the solution to Frankenstein's problems. The solution could rest within the mind of Dr. Frederick Brandt (George Pravda), who has cracked the code on cryogenics. He has been able to freeze a human brain, a process which Frankenstein is dying to put into motion. But Brandt has gone insane and is locked up in a mental institution, which of course means his precious data is locked up as well. Frankenstein believes if he can transplant Brandt's brain into a normal donor, the madness will vanish. Can Dr. Frankenstein make this experiment work and unlock the cryogenic data, or will this be another failure? As Hammer rolled out sequels, the studio's flame seemed to be close to extinction, but as it turned out, the fire still burned. In Terence Fisher's Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, we see that with the right assortment of talent, in front of and behind the camera, Hammer could knock out some terrific horror cinema. In this, Hammer's fifth Frankenstein picture, you'd think the source would be thin, as it was with the studio's Dracula movies. But instead, Fisher is able to weave in some great new twists and retain the tone of the series, which results in a well crafted production, perhaps one of the director's finest projects. I do think the writing, which is superb on the whole, does abandon some subplots in haste, which is a disappointment. If these smaller lines were fleshed out more, who knows how good this film could have been. The cast is excellent as well, with Peter Cushing out in front of the pack. His turn is one of his best in the series, focused and on his game, which adds a lot to the movie. The rest of the cast is solid also, which is good news, since the movie follows a decent number of characters. I would rank this with Hammer's top genre pictures and right behind Frankenstein Created Women ( which to me is the best in the series)
Steve G (ag) wrote: Andrews is quite menacing. One of his most memorable performances. Malden is impressive, too. Boris Trbic is a turd. This is a great drama. So many mid-Atlantic accents. "Mahk" Dixon.
Paul C (es) wrote: Contrary to the other ratings here, i absolutely love this entry in the 'Road' series of films - the jokes are old, the plot is wafer-thin and it is all the more hilarious for it. I particularly love the whole 'Cannibal and Gorilla-Fight scene - cheesy and brilliant!
Arj G (us) wrote: Was this produced by a year 9 High School media group? Terrible, thinly veiled plot only made worse by youtube level acting and similar "special" effects. Treat Williams as the leading man amidst a sea of rubber looking and moving dinosaurs makes me think this movie should have gone the way of the Dinosaurs. Maybe don't watch alone as you'll need viewing company to try and create your own enjoyment. 0 stars.
Lilly C (kr) wrote: I kept waiting for it to get good. It did not. This movie is really bad. Actors weren't too bad. Bad plot. Just bad.
Zachary B (br) wrote: Funny comedy. Terrible movie.
Filip D (gb) wrote: Wes Anderson's marvellous directing makes for a total enjoyment for the whole duration of the movie. Sometimes, one must almost laugh because of the exquisite aesthetics. A bit rougher than his other titles, but thoroughly excellent.