The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz
A bizarre black comedy about a man whose overwhelming ambition in life is to be a renowned serial killer of women, and will stop at nothing to achieve it - but not everything goes according to plan...
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Tyler (ca) wrote: Pardon me, but I didn't find any special merit in this movie. It looked more like a documentary meant to promote Icelandic tourism in wake of hard blow of global recession to the island country ! Well delievered dialogues superposed on scenic landscape seems to be the only USP of this film. Appreciate the indie effort though. I wish Indian tourism too takes a leaf out of this concept...
Becky G (br) wrote: The Brilliant Mistake was wasting our time watching this movie. It was honestly one of the worst movies I have ever seen. It was sooooo slow and the acting was universally rotten.
Peter P (kr) wrote: Excellent telling of the, "what might have happened if Butch Cassidy had survived and became an old man who still had one last great ride in him. Sam Shepard is perfect as Blackthorn, and the rest of the cast works well, and I liked how it showed the reality of a long distance horse chase, not nearly being as fast as most movies make it out to be, but the scene had great tension because of it.
Kashaan M (jp) wrote: Had a few funny parts. Reminds me a lil of Horrible Bosses but not as funny.
Jersey Boy (jp) wrote: I loved the movie but still confused toward the end. Was the guy talking an angel of death?
David T (gb) wrote: Documental en toda regla, con camaras especiales que tratan de transmitir lo que realmente vive un fotografo de guerra. Ocurre que James Nachtwey, el protagonista, probablemente sea el mejor fotografo de guerra, pero como comunicador es mas bien parco. Eso, unido a que siempre he pensado en como alguien puede seguir tomando fotos de esos horrores, no termina de llenarme la pelicula. Eso si, tiene momentos impactantes, sobre todo los que no son guerra directa.
Joey B (ca) wrote: This was O.K, but not as O.K as When Dinosaurs Roamed America
Wade H (mx) wrote: A fun, dumb, scary adventure. It's predictable and cliche, with loud bangs and laughable dialogue. But if your just looking to pass time, it's worth your time. If your in to mediocre and generic stuff.
Mikhail B (fr) wrote: Connie hires Joe, a male escort to seduce Ellen, her former lover, and to break her heart so that she returns to Connie. The plan could work if only Joe and Ellen hadn't fall in love. Laughable.
Eduardo L (br) wrote: 7.2/10. 10-27-2016Original rating: circa October 2009 (6/10)
Toby J (gb) wrote: Great performances from the young cast, and Robin Williams as always. However, it was always generally quite predictable.
Csar R (ca) wrote: Lo que ms impacta de esta pelcula es el estilo de animacin, las imgenes proyectadas cautivan a la pupila y estn adecuadas para hacer sentir a la audiencia parte del filme. Una historia slida y bien estructurada que mantendr la atencin de todo pblico.
Jack G (us) wrote: One of those great films that I may never want to watch again (like United 93) because it just peers almost TOO harsh with a camera-of-truth on to what went on in a hospital like the Bridgewater mental institution for the criminally insane in 1966. Think the Maysles doing a remake of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (the book, not the movie) - we see the basics of the goings on at the hospital, how they are let out into the yard to kind of putter about, maybe at best a baseball and catcher's mitt, and then are given regular shavings, food (whether by the patient's choice or by forced-tube depends on how one reacts after such a time of, you know, electro-shocks and whatnot), and are belittled by the staff. I should look at this as objectively as possible, since in a sense director Frederick Wiseman is doing the same. He does employ some storytelling devices, such as cross-cutting (in a very effective if totally depressing set-piece of a sort) when the one patient we see, half-starved and half out-of-it, is force-fed with that tube and then, some time later, that patient being shaved and brushed up... as he is dead and getting ready for burial. That was one of the great shocks in the film for me to see that, and for a brief moment I felt Wiseman crack his otherwise mostly coldly clinical lens on the proceedings to strike a point: you go in there, there's a very good chance you'll die. For not too brief moments, a holocaust vibe can almost be felt. At least for me.Maybe the power of Titicut Follies is that everyone who comes to it will see something different. You think that these guys in this mental hospital-cum-prison deserve to be here? Hey, why not treat them like the scum they are? But does that give the prison guards the right to, for example, taunt a patient about cleaning up his room when there's more likely than not *nothing* wrong with his room, and just waiting like a hot poker on a dog for him to snap? Maybe to work in a place like this you gotta go a little nutso yourself; certainly a doctor, either Greek or Romanian or something, is either not really qualified to be a doctor with the kinds of questions he asks, or is a little crazy himself when asking another patient about his homosexual acts as a child in the boy scouts. Did this contribute to his schizophrenia? Who cares? We must, I think is clear.In the specific scheme of things, in terms of modern history, Titicut Follies is now a bit dated. Thanks (or in some part no thanks) to Ronald Regan in the 1980's, facilities like this were shut down, in large part to their mismanagement and barbarism, but also because of new pharmaceutical drugs that DID help much better than, say, Thorazine or electro-shocks. At the same time it can also be argued that, you know, more of these hospitals today might keep such psychpathic killers like Adam Lanza and James Holmes away from automatic weapons. That's another kettle of fish. But really, when it comes down to it, this is a time-capsule, a look into this very specific time in history (the kind that, by the way, does have scenes of patients talking, not too un-lucidly, about Vietnam and what Communism means, a striking moment any way you look at it) that was shot and edited to elicit SOME kind of reaction. The worst thing of all is if you leave the film without any kind of reaction, the same indifference bureocratic nothings give to such patients and/or prisoners that need some kind of better care than seen here.But in the bigger picture, as it were, the film still resonates because so many systems, all across the world, have this kind of problem. Not enough care, too much care in the wrong places, and just the attention to human decency in what people do in a system. It can be a mental hospital or it can be just a trip to the DMV. How people are treated, even those that don't seem to have clear idea always of what their doing, makes a difference. Seeing the half-surreal scenes of the 'Titicut Follies' of the title bring this to light: this should be good for these people, and maybe for a few minutes for some of the people singing (at one point in the middle a couple of inmates have a duet) it brings happiness. Yet I can't escape the feeling that this is also part and parcel of the whole manipulation: if they are animals to be tamed and controlled, as if beasts out of a wild cage (or like some of the side characters in Scorsese's Shutter Island), then maybe a little vaudeville will snap them into something that, well, is entertaining more for US than THEM. At the end when the nurses moon the audience, the whole scene feels crazy, like as if we've taken the madness along with them. And then it cuts to black. Splash of reality all over.Titicut Follies isn't a perfect film, some scenes drag and may feel 'dull' by conventional standards. Fine. Life has those moments as well. In a sense I can see where the censors who banned the film were coming from, in terms of 'invasion of privacy' and so on. We DO see too much. I felt unclean by the end of this. For Wiseman, he may have invaded their privacy. Whether it was for some greater good he was achieving, or to just get it all down on celluloid, like some kind of cinematic anthropologist, he accomplished what he set out to do. You can never 'un-see' a film like this, and that's the point. Even the black and white serves a purpose, and has the same kind of harsh 'truth' style of a Night & Fog by Resnais. It's an unpleasant masterpiece of documentation.
Zoran S (mx) wrote: I wish the DVD wasn't so soft because it barely does justice to this great film.
Tyler W (jp) wrote: I Loved It !!! Awesome Slasher And The Killers Weapon Is Bad Ass!