In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) were in charge of defending the isolated Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes, holding out during an Alamo-like siege until they are overwhelmed, losing the battle, but going down in history as heroes. 150 soldiers defended a supply station against some 4000 Zulus, aided by the Martini-Henry rifle "with some guts behind it". In the hundred years since the Victoria Cross was created for valour and extreme courage beyond that normally expected of the British soldier in face of the enemy only 1344 have been awarded. Eleven of these were won by the defenders of the mission station at Rorke's Drift, Natal, January 22nd to the 23rd 1879.
Geoff N (ca) wrote: Oh how the mighty have fallen, from Identity's outstandingly realistic, believable action, to the climactic final sequence of this film, in which I wondered between yawns if I'd wandered into a Jerry Bruckheimer production.
Scott R (ca) wrote: Entertaining Norwegian action film.
Ian H (de) wrote: Points to Mike Cahill for offering an original and thoughtful original film. It was kind of jarring, considering that it seems like a movie needs to be based on SOMETHING (Book, another movie, old TV show, video game...board game, nostalgic childhood candy, etc) and Another Earth reminded me of how much life a film can have when its untethered from the world we know. Cahill does a fine job subverting the film's high concept and focusing on a tragic human drama between two broken people, and uses the sci fi premise to prod at deep philosophical and emotional truths. It's not entirely successful, as the film feels a little bit too melodramatic and loses momentum by the time the third act hits (though the conclusion was satisfying), but it was so nice to see such earnest filmmaking with such naked emotion. Brit Marling is excellent, and props to Cahill for helping William Mapother escape from the shadow of "Creepy Ethan" from Season 2 of "Lost." Even though I wasn't 100% on board with this one, it did make me excited to see Mike Cahill's follow-up--"I Origins"--and everything else he does in the future.
Alejandro S (ru) wrote: No entiendo por han criticado tan bajo esta cinta. Cierto, luego de ver cintas como Seven o Silence of the Lambs, on inclusive cualquier episodio de CSI tiene mayor ritmo. Sin embargo tampoco es tan mala. Tal vez su pecado es que es muy lenta para lograr llegar a carburar, pero sin embargo presenta una historia aceptable y el elenco es muy bueno, con Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan y Jessica Chastain, y alabo especialmente la eleccin de Chloe Grace Moretz por aceptar este papel, eso demuestra que la joven actriz va por buen camino, apuntando a papeles ms dramticos. Para quienes gustan de cintas policiales, creo que encontraran esta cinta ms que aceptable. Recomendada.
Martin Y (au) wrote: Den vil det godt, med minimal dialog, og ekstremt lange sekvenser. Desvrre falder den bare rimelig meget igennem
Mauricio L (us) wrote: this film insults the mexican culture it's bored and shitty
Kenneth L (us) wrote: The FBI & Communist Hong Kong are off to an inauspicious start.
Brendan O (au) wrote: the worst werewolf flick ever made
Geoff C (br) wrote: Delightful Noir/Comedy.
Veniea T (gb) wrote: All CLASSICS are GOOD
Jason C (au) wrote: The Railway Man is a good movie with great actors that failed to hit the mark. There are so many big names in The Railway Man that I expected it to be nothing but brilliant. The biggest problem is the failed attempt to create the kind of chemistry between Kidman and Firth that the writers and/or directors were going for. It doesn't matter who is in these pivotal roles, with the script they had to work with, nobody could have made this chemistry work. If they would have spent more time with the main characters during the war, the results would have been much better. Sanada and Firth's encounter is way too short and under examined. The Railway Man is based on a true story and, even though this movie is flawed, is impactful in many ways. The scenes between Kidman and Skarsgard's characters are masterfully done, but there wasn't time to dig any deeper into that relationship either. Ultimately they tried to do too much in this one film. Altogether it was a pretty good movie. One that I would recommend to any friend who likes dramas. The acting is very good and it moves along nicely, even if incompletely. Worth a watch.