When a western Pennsylvania auto plant is acquired by a Japanese company, brokering auto worker Hunt Stevenson faces the tricky challenge of mediating the assimilation of two clashing corporate cultures. At one end is the Japanese plant manager and the sycophant who is angling for his position. At the other, a number of disgruntled long-time union members struggle with the new exigencies of Japanese quality control.
- Stars:Michael Keaton, Gedde Watanabe, George Wendt, Mimi Rogers, John Turturro, Sô Yamamura, Sab Shimono, Rick Overton, Clint Howard, Jihmi Kennedy, Michelle Johnson, Rodney Kageyama, Rance Howard, Patti Yasutake, Jerry Tondo,
- Director:Ron Howard,
- Writer:Edwin Blum (story), Lowell Ganz (story), Babaloo Mandel (story), Lowell Ganz (screenplay), Babaloo Mandel (screenplay)
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(jp) wrote: Trying to be happy is such a chore.
(fr) wrote: First half was good, but somehow the second half fell flat and took the same old tried and trusted path :|
(nl) wrote: American Independent films have gotten too cute. Personally, I think it all climaxed with Garden State, but started in the 90's with three dickheads named Dick, Kevin, and Quentin. They all made cute little indie films that looked ugly but come on. The ugliness has been missing since the 80's, especially with NY based movies. Well. Here's something ugly and unpleasant. Roger Ebert does a pretty good job of summarizing this. Why on earth would anyone want to watch this? Who knows. I love torturous films and this tested my patience. But this is officially being added to a list of films or "movies" that de romanticize New York, and living in New York. Because it still needs to be done. All of the characters are self loathing, hateful, and it's not long before our hero is reduced to a babbling drooling mess. Take that mumblecore indie film movement! So yeah, this hits close to home. If you've ever wondered what it's like to live in NY take a gander at this hateful film. It opens with ten minutes or so of crying! And sock puppets. Well a brief glimpse of sock puppets. It makes me glad that people are making movies like this, and that the films or "movies" are getting out there, but most people don't want to be reminded of how unpleasant life is. Especially New Yorker. Don't tell us that life isn't friends, sex in the city, bored to death, hipsters, fine and dandy like sour candy because we're all reduced to incoherent messes screaming out whatever that guy is screaming about in the movie and I'm not going to let them take me there and again and let me make sit down in the chair and watch the thing that i promisedmyselfthatiwouldntgodownthatroutewiththebloodagainandthedoctorand.....
(nl) wrote: How did I manage to miss this movie until now? James Mason transforms this run-of-the-mill, conventionally told spy story into a riveting psychological study, and Danielle Darrieux, brilliant as always, serves as the perfect foil for his performance. I probably wouldn't rate it in my all-time top ten, but for a film I only stumbled upon by accident it was fantastic.
(br) wrote: 500 fights, that's the number I figured when I was a kid. 500 street fights and you could consider yourself a legitimate tough guy. You need them for experience. To develop leather skin. So I got started. Of course along the way you stop thinking about being tough and all that. It stops being the point. You get past the silliness of it all. But then, after, you realize that's what you are. <3 this movie!!
(br) wrote: Candy usual well meaning dullard can't save a zero script.
(au) wrote: Having read many of Lawrence Block's novels which this film is based on, the first mistake the screenwriters did was move the stage out of NY to LA, That said, Hal Ashby's last film is poorly paced and badly in need of editing, ironic since Ashby started his career as an editor. Jeff Bridges, always interesting, does the best he can with what he has.
(mx) wrote: A lot of funny shorts, but didn't I see this on TV already?
(nl) wrote: While there isn't too much depth to the plot or characters, CENTURION is a passable period action film about what might have happened to Rome's 9th Legion. The cast is led by Michael Fassbender as the titular centurion, Quintas Dias, and has Dominic West as a Roman general and Bond girl Olga Kurylenko as a mute Pict warrior. Overall, the performances are decent but nothing truly amazing. Some of the highlights of the film were creative opening titles, some beautiful, blue-tinged cinematography and a rousing score. However, the biggest draw are the action sequences and Neil Marshal really delivered in the blood-and-guts department. Limbs are hacked off, people are stabbed and shot with arrows, and blood flowed freely. The only downside to this aspect of the film was the way in which they were shot, i.e., similar to GLADIATOR and other movies like that. If one were to compare this movie to another one, I would pick KING ARTHUR because of the time period and subject matter. Even the plots are similar. But despite the similarities, I would think CENTURION edges out KING ARTHUR by a little bit because it isn't aspiring to be some epic origin story. This movie is fairly basic and knows it. There's even a half-baked romantic subplot, which isn't even introduced until the movie is half over. So, if you're looking for a decent action movie that won't tax your brain too much, this one should do just fine.
(jp) wrote: This never gets old. every actor shines, the plot is not tedious ( like those kind of things can be). The direction by Sidney Lumet is very elegant and makes the most of his impressive cast ( redgrave, bergman, perkins, connery, bacall etc etc...) Also the pacing of the rising tension is perfectly calculated in the tightness of each sequence, an excellent crescendo
(jp) wrote: Above average, but sometimes bore set in the post-apocalyptic future has martial arts warrior joining in to help widow protect a colony of peaceful settlers.