Writer/director Eric Schaeffer (If Lucy Fell) and Amanda De Cadenet (Four Rooms) steam up the screen with this humorous, provocative and sexy tale of lust and desire that "examines the surprisingly tender sides of erotic craving" (MovieMaker). For Michael Shiver (Schaeffer), life as an easy-going cab driver in New York suddenly changes when he picks up supermodel Sarah Easton (De Cadenet) and falls head over heels in love. But Sarah has more than just passion on her mind ? she also has a husband and a glamorous lifestyle that she can't seem to leave behind. Torn between her feelings for Michael and the security of her marriage, Sarah is forced to make a realistic decision about the sacrifices that must be made to be truly and totally in love.
Darcy B (it) wrote: Husband and wife; Jared and Jerusha Hess have done an amazing job of encapsulating small town living and the 'pseudo-country' personalities that lead the lifestyles of the writing community in country USA. This film has received poor ratings and wide spread criticism for it's lack of character development and limited 'plot value' as stated by reviewers earlier in the thread - This is vaguely true as the audience is forced to think outside of the box and fill in the gaps with personal experience and imagination. It becomes more of an amalgamation of personal thought coupled with the writings of Jared and Jerusha to create a complete picture and thus a relatable, enjoyable satire on country America. Once you get past what is perceived as the 'correct way' or the societal norm within hollywood film creation of the 21st century you'll have blast.However, a non linear plot line shifting between book and amateur film directed by the eccentric partners to Benjamin; Lonnie and Tabatha, along with set of diverse minor characters creates an atmosphere of pure creativity and subjective thought on the audiences behalf - Without this film an entire culture of home movie enthusiasts and amateur writing would not be recognised by the mainstream film community; And then where would we be in 20yrs time when action packed violence and predictable Rom-Coms films have been worn out? This film is in genre of its own and I believe both Jared and Jerusha knew this when they cowrote the story - Gentlemen Broncos is a must see if you enjoyed Napoleon Dynamite and other films of the same nature. A great Sunday afternoon bludge for those looking to get lost in the world of the Sci-Fi and fantasy adventure with a tongue in cheek twist.
Jacob P (ru) wrote: A classic. This is an excellent idea for a horror story.
Alexandre B (ru) wrote: This documentary will FINALLY make you SHUT OFF your PENTAGON FED MASS MEDIA PROPAGANDA tool called the TV...!!!!How "media" takes a story and SPIN'S it...Will make you rethink twice before swollowing hole what they say in the "media"...Love this doc....check out also "OUTFOXED" and "Peace,Propaganda and the Promissed Land" other great docs on media spin...and LIES....TAKE VERY GOOD CARE OF YOURSELVES!!!
Torion O (kr) wrote: Lesser than the first, but Jim Carrey still brings out some laughs.
Al M (es) wrote: This piece of Eurohorror bills itself as Beyond the Door III in title sequence of the version I watched, and the film does feature demonic possession like the original Beyond the Door. Amok Train features some genuinely creepy and cool visuals of a haunted, possessed, and bewitched Eastern Europe. Even at 94 minutes, the film still feels interminable because its plot plods along at such a snail's pace and it fails to ever fully develop its brutal moments into something more grand. Still, it features some original, uncanny scenes that make it worth watching for fans of Satanic cinema.
Randy T (au) wrote: For a Universal Studios B-picture, this one isn't bad. It's about a group of American soldiers in "Asia" (the sets look like a cross between India and Morocco) who sneak into a secret snake ritual. One of the soldiers attempts a little flash photography and the group barely escapes with their lives. Soon afterward, the men return to the states and, one by one, they meet their demise under strange circumstances.*Note: Did anyone else notice the bizarre similarity between Cult of the Cobra (1955) and To Hell and Back (1955)? The two films have virtually the same cast (minus Audie Murphy of course). Marshall Thompson, Jack Kelly and David Janssen all play soldiers in both films. What an odd double feature this would be!
Byron B (kr) wrote: want to see this because it was nominated for best picture at the oscars and by the NBR
Andrew K (jp) wrote: warm & fuzzy feelings. very good music. easy to relate to. quirky & funny
Stephen M (us) wrote: You know its an 80s teen slasher. I thought it had a lot of good qualities about it. I mean, I watched it intently. Not hard to guess who the killer is, but they make it fun. High school sports were pretty hardcore in the 80s, apparently.
Frances H (ca) wrote: Cute nonsense bro-comedy.
Jonathan S (us) wrote: It is boooring... Besides the Cast is not convincing, very dead scenarios, appaling effects, change of origin... Simply, of the worst movies I've ever seen.
Mohammed A (de) wrote: It's good movie to watch
Ola G (nl) wrote: Terry Noonan (Sean Penn) returns to Hell's Kitchen in New York City after a 10-year absence, where his unpredictable childhood friend Jackie Flannery (Gary Oldman) is involved in an Irish crime organization run by his older brother Frankie (Ed Harris). Terry also rekindles an old relationship with Jackie's sister Kathleen (Robin Wright). Terry is actually working as an undercover cop, and confesses it to Kathleen, who is reluctant to have anything to do with him after being told by her brother Frank that he is now a member of his gang for killing two people, although he explains it was staged with his undercover boss Nick (John Turturro), firing only blanks. Soon, Terry is torn between his loyalty to his friends and his loyalty to his profession...Janet Maslin, film critic for The New York Times, wrote, "Mr. Joanou attempts to capture the sense of place that defines urban crime, and the ethnic and territorial distinctions that give it shape. He is successful much of the time here." Maslin praised Oldman and Harris, writing, "Jackie Flannery is played by the phenomenal Gary Oldman, who since Sid and Nancy has taken on a string of new accents and dramatic identities with stunning ease", and "Jackie's icy older brother ... is played by Ed Harris with an eeriness to match Mr. Oldman's." Critic Vincent Leo praised Penn's performance, noting, "While Oldman gets the accolades for his energetic performance, it is really Penn's inner demons that provides the film with the right amount of conflict, always letting us be aware that fine lines are the difference between life and death, as well as right and wrong, out in the streets of New York. Is Penn doing the noble thing by taking down the criminals, or is he a rat bastard, disowning himself from the way of life and people who helped him along the way? It's the question that makes him sick to the pit of his stomach, and Penn shows it in his face with almost every scene." Roger Ebert, film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times, felt the film begins as "original and challenging" but then "turns into a story filled with familiar elements". He nevertheless awarded it three stars out of four and had particular praise for the work of Gary Oldman, writing: "Oldman's performance in the movie is the best thing about it...What's best about State of Grace is what's unique to it - the twisted vision of the Oldman character, who lives in a world of evil and betrayal and has somehow thought himself around to the notion that he is doing the right thing." State of Grace has been recognized as a cult classic.I did see "State of Grace" at the movies when it came out in 1990 as I had strong beliefs it was a great movie and that is almost an understatement. I havent changed my opinion since then. "State of Grace" have a familiar core with love, friendship and betrayal as the main topics, but directors Phil Joanou and Michael Lee Baron makes this film stand out due to a fine handling of the script, excellent performances by Sean Penn, Gary Oldman, Ed Harris and Robin Wright, beliveable characters, beautiful cinematography of New York in general and the shady Hell's Kitchen, frenetic action, dramatic moving vibes and gritty tension plus great direction from Joanou/Baron. With such a strong focus on the characters and their lives you need a great cast and "State of Grace" truly has that. Penn delivers on a top level and so does Harris and Wright, but I need to say that Oldman is truly brilliant as the hot-headed madman Jackie. Oldman is a fine actor who can play anything. I cant think of a better cast. I love the ending that feels like a dream sequence set in slow motion and with that classic western showdown feeling to it. Terry finally faces his demons of his youth and he simply dont care if it will cost his life. "State of Grace" is truly a great movie in my eyes.