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Jerry H (br) wrote: Synopsis: Dr. Ben Carson, neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins University, has just been presented with a daunting medical case: newborn twins conjoined at the head. The infants' parents don't want to lose either of their new babies, and Dr. Carson doesn't want it to come to that either. However, what's even more remarkable is how Dr. Carson came to be one of the world's "top docs". From his rough childhood to his teenage rebellion to attending Yale on a scholarship...all of those experiences made him who he is today. Based on a true story.Artistic Merit Plot: 5/5I don't usually do biopics, but this one has an excellent narrative. I almost watched the entire movie in one sitting, and I rarely do that with films of any length. If you watch this movie, don't make any plans for the next ninety minutes, because you will likely be glued to the screen.Production Values: 5/5This telefilm was distributed by Sony Pictures and backed/sponsored by Johnson and Johnson, and it shows. All of the actors and actresses, especially Cuba Gooding, Jr. as the main character, did extremely well. The sets and everything were great, too; in the scenes from Dr. Carson's childhood, I really felt like I was back during that time, especially when they showed now-vintage television programs on an old-school TV set. Nothing to complain about in this department.Moral Content Positive Elements: 5/5Most of the movie is quite positive. Dr. Carson shows a faith in God throughout his life, and so do his family members. Literacy is praised, as Dr. Carson and his brother become avid readers as children, and their illiterate mother also willingly learns to read. Dr. Carson's love for books also helps him succeed in school. His mother, despite her issues, is a voice of reason, and encourages both of her sons to believe in themselves. The power of a loving family, and how far doing well in school can get you, is also shown.Sex: 4.5/5It is mentioned that Dr. Carson's father had another wife and kids while being married to Dr. Carson's mother.Nudity: 5/5None.Language: 4.25/5A bit of name-calling and insults among kids at school, including a few "mama jokes". Someone says "go to hell."Violence: 1.75/5As Dr. Carson is a surgeon, some of his operations are shown, and in rather lurid detail. Some viewers may not mind, but those who are squeamish might not want to see a bare heart beating or blood coming from a wound. Yes, I realize that this isn't a horror movie that has gore and such just for giggles; still, it was wince-inducing even for me. Also of note: Part of Dr. Carson's troubled childhood involves him getting into fights; once with a lock in his hand, the other with a pocket knife. Though neither are graphically shown, in the former case, it is mentioned that the victim "had to get five stitches."Drugs: 4.5/5A young man from the wrong side of the tracks is shown with a cigarette behind his ear. Frightening/Intense Scenes: 1.5/5See the first paragraph under "Violence". Also of note: A traumatic incident or two causes some emotional intensity.Conclusion: Inspiring and gruesome. Those words don't usually go together, but that's how this biopic of Dr. Carson ended up being. Though I knew of his checkered past, I didn't expect the operations to be shown in such detail, and there was no MPAA advisory to warn me, either. If you can watch someone being operated on in detail without even blinking, then you should be fine with Gifted Hands. However, those who can't take it should stick to other true-story flicks.Score: 3.75/5
Anna S (ca) wrote: The deaths wasn't made realistic. it didnt show the gruesome stuff but it was okay
Greg W (it) wrote: great movie although its a little slow in the begining
Sumanjit R (jp) wrote: Meryl Streep is a far better reason to see The Devil Wears Prada than the movie itself.
Jeff B (de) wrote: I was in the mood for a bad horror movie to watch, so I figured I'd check out this film. Well, it was certainly bad. The funny thing is, this has Christopher Plummer and Margot Kidder in it, and it's just a typical slasher film, a group of high school kids (or college, I can't remember) get locked in a theater where a killer clown is on the loose. The deaths aren't that great, the clown isn't scary, and it's hilarious seeing Plummer trying to take this seriously when he gives a monologue near the beginning of the film. There was only one cool/creepy scene in the film, it was a dream sequence near the beginning, if they had done more stuff like that, it would have been an okay film. But instead, it's just a bad, predictable, and cliched film
Eric S (fr) wrote: A very poetic and hypnotic piece, subdued, yet pathetic.
Chris R (it) wrote: The funniest movie that nobody's heard of.
danny d (gb) wrote: melville blends his usual style with a gripping crime story that tracks every detail as parts of the story unfold in almost real time. the only drawback might be the films accessability as it is so intelligently written and filmed that one might have to be almost too smart to track along the way, but those that follow the story will be drawn in. phenomenal film.
Alex S (jp) wrote: Deliberately slow and bleak, Army in the Shadows is a true masterpiece with rock solid, brutally realistic performances particularly Lino Ventura. A very disturbing movie that chooses dread over violence and comes across very powerful and effective. Army in the Shadows has definitely earned its reputation of being a classic.
Lauren S (nl) wrote: A poorly edited film and a story that just makes no sense. It seems like there were entire plot point that were just cut out of the final product, which resulted in creating a confusing viewing experience. The one positive is that certain scenes bordered on slapstick. Freddy even went full on Willie E. Coyote at some points.
Brad S (gb) wrote: This one didn't do much for me. I am not a big fan of Colin Firth and the story bored me. The only thing that mad it worthwhile is Emma Stone. Skip it!
Jill R (de) wrote: This movie is absolutely dreadful from start to finish. The acting is truly awful from everyone. The special effects are garbage this movie looks like it had a $5 budget. The direction is sloppy. This movie is just completely uninteresting and poorly done. The writing was awful as well. Overall Avoid this movie at all costs it's not worth your time,money or effortGrade F