Alfred Carlton Gilbert invented the Erector Set and is trying to get it onto the toy shelves of the country. A.C. is startled to be summoned to the White House, where top officials ask him to convert the toy factory into a weapons manufacturing company for the duration of the war. "No" is really not an option, for fear of being labeled unpatriotic so the switch is made. Later, government officials ask A.C. to be their spokesman for a campaign to avoid "toy giving" for the coming holidays and buy war bonds instead. With a young son himself, who looks forward to Christmas like any other child, what will A.C. do this time?
Timothy H (fr) wrote: while the story this film presents is wonderful, uplifting, and interesting to say the least and the action and cinematography is great the film losses me with the side plot with the trail and the film drags during around the end of the movie. overall at fine film but not great.
Mark C (nl) wrote: This was so extraordinarily vicious & merciless, it was actually rather unpleasant, which is quite an achievement, because I generally like vicious & merciless.
Jonathan G (it) wrote: I don't understand ANY of these reviews: Body Shots is hands down, one of the most honest movies in years about sex, nightlife, and being a young adult in California I've seen. And I've seen everything. Do NOT read ANY reviews about this movie before you see it. Just see it. Not only does it feature most of the people you've known and hung out with, but it also boasts one of the most truthful endings to a movie story you'll see.
Paul P (fr) wrote: One of the best performances of Sean Penn's career and to me that's saying ALOT! He's a human trainwreck every second he's not playing the guitar and yet you like him and feel bad for him, just a brilliant performance. Samantha Morton is operating on the same level of brilliance playing the mute girlfriend. The bio-pic/documentary style structure works every step of the way. Woody Allen keeps making great films. Just because you're waiting for the sequels to 'Annie Hall' and 'Manhattan' doesn't mean he has lost it.
Daniel M (ag) wrote: It has a nice little message of triumph and accomplishment, but the execution was pretty cheesy.
Steve J (gb) wrote: As the final chapter in the 'Mick Travis trilogy', which began with if.... and continued through O, Lucky Man!, Britannia Hospital may register as something of a disappointment. But taken on its own terms, this is a strong (if excessively sour) satire of Thatcher's Britain. Malcolm McDowell, playing Travis of course, is more of a supporting character here, with the lion's share of screen time going to Graham Crowden in a delightfully unhinged performance as Dr Millar (one of the characters he played in O, Lucky Man!), a genius/mad scientist who is hoping to unveil his newest 'creation' for the Queen, who's paying a visit to the titular hospital today. As luck would have it, the kitchen staff at Britannia Hospital have gone on strike, with other staff members joining them in solidarity. Meanwhile a mob of protestors have assembled outside to protest the fact that a brutal African dictator is being housed in Britannia Hospital's private ward, where he receives first-class treatment. And as mentioned McDowell himself is on hand as Mick Travis, the cynical expos journalist attempting to break open a story on Dr Millar. It's all a bit of a mess, but this of course suits the material. If the film has one major flaw, it's the fact that Miroslav Ondricek wasn't on hand to photograph the film; his replacement, Mike Fash, is a competent cinematographer but doesn't shoot the film like a comedy. Consequently, a number of gags pass right by the viewer almost without being noticed. It is nevertheless a fascinating film, one that rewards repeat viewings, If you can get past the film's ultra-pessimistic tone.
Kristen P (br) wrote: Some great writing and the ' great Kate ' make for a snappy and touching dramedy.
Benjamin R (ag) wrote: Sucked! I get sick after every time I watch this movie! Sucked so bad! So creepy and stupid!
Tim S (jp) wrote: I haven't read the book this was based on, but the movie was quite watchable. It was just a little too sentimental in parts for my liking.
Brian B (mx) wrote: Brilliant just brilliant! Denzel Washington was superb. The scenes were masterful. Especially the scene Antoine Fuqua developed with Ethan Hawk in the bathtub about to get his head blown off but his earlier heroic acts ended up saving him! However, it would have been a greater movie if not for the use of the "N" word. However, the director Antoine Fuqua is African American so he has a pass to use it. In all I still liked Denzel Washington better as The Equalizer! Now that is a spectacular five star movie folks!