||This is a thriller with some off my favourite male actors
: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris and Scott Glenn. The performance they put up is
brilliant as usual but the story is unfortunately not up to the same standard. It has a
slow pace which is nice but when You don't really have anything to fill it with there is a
problem. Go and see it for the best American actors available!
|Air Force One
||Making modern thrillers cannot be an easy task. Air Force
One is a foreseeable, patriotic and unbelievable making that has frightened a lot of
critics to give it bad reviews. Probably they are right but I still was quite satisfied
when I left the movie theatre. The reason for this is that you have to see it as a comedy.
You will have a lot of fun and also enjoy the action if you do just that. Hollywood's
comedies are rarely up to the standard European ones but sometimes they unintentionally
Tomorrow never dies
||This is a James Bond movie and could only be compared to
other Bond-movies. It does everything it should and the 2 hour 5minute film feels rather
short. I must admit that I liked the Timothy Dalton movies but Pierce Brosnan is no bad
substitute. A really tough girl is introduced too : Michelle Yeoh. Well, well it is either
a very good 3-grader or a poor 4-grader.
||A very sensual and theatrical thriller. The Wachowski
Brothers is another pair of promising directors. We just have to hope that Hollywood
doesn't destroy them. Itīs very close to get a lower grade but I like the style.
||Another English comedy/drama about the traumas off
unemployment. Contrary to the rumours I liked "The full Monty" much more. This
movie lacks the laughter and background feeling and the political message is rather
childish. Tara Fitzgerald is absolutely lovely (again) and the brass band is marvellous.
|Cité des enfants
||An absurd film by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet that
is absolutely magnificent!!! It is impossible to try to explain the story, it has to be
experienced. My first five star movie seen in 1997 was actually released in late 1995 but
good films are often distributed in few copies.
I last saw Ron Perlman in "The name of the rose",
also five stars, and he is even better here.
This is one of these movies when You leave the theatre with a
great smile and You will survive reality for a little while longer.
||You can easily get paranoia watching this
film. Mel Gibson is, as usual, brilliant as a crazy guy. Julia Robert is as pretty and
credible as ever and Patrick Stewart is much better as a villain than a hero. But still
this movie never reach the nerve of a good thriller. Its obvious that the story is the
weakness of this movie, as it often is when they come from Hollywood.
||Jodie Foster makes a solid performance as
ever in this film based on a novel by Carl Sagan. The film tends to be of the same concept
as Sagans TV shows: good craftsmanship, clinical and no real feeling. It is definitely
worth seeing and perhaps a few new thoughts will appear in your head but it is really
nothing special. A few sugar sweet scenes with the star and her father do not improve the
case but rather the opposite. For me at least the only real kick was the first time they
ever heard the sound from outer space. The noise is fantastic!! FONT>
||Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman makes this movie
worthwhile by themselves. Its really a moral drama with a lot of thriller ingrediences.
The plot is probably from a college class in philosophy, straight forward and simple with
a moral dilemma without solution. This means that it is a lot better than most hollywood
stories. A submarine is a perfect surrounding for a drama and photo and special effects
are brilliant. Its good entertainment with a little thought but You wont remember it
||Here is a new thriller with two of
Hollywood's largest male stars, Pitt & Ford.
I must admit that my expectations where quite low but its
alright. Pitt is a very trustworthy terrorist but Ford is perhaps an overkill as only a
police sergeant. The director tries quite successfully to make the extremely violent
terrorist to a human being and the government guys to ugly bastards which is probably
politically correct in California (and Northern Ireland).
As a somewhat different thriller it is worth while seeing but
You will not remember it for long.
||A very good craftsmanship with excellent actors
Donni Brasco has only one deficiency : its a kind of documentary. As often the real thing
is not exciting enough for a long film.
On TV it would be a masterpiece but on the wide
screen its only good. However to see two such good actors together as Al Pacino and Johnny
Depp is worth the money and when two other favorites of mine are casted its even better :
Anne Heche and Michael Madsen.
This is a film that it is OK to see on the theater
but You better wait till its on video or TV.
||An extremely beautiful film with excellent actors. It has
been nominated for 12 Oscars and will probably win a few. Films like this always balance
on the knife-edge. 75% of it is like a masterpiece and then You have parts that's almost
pathetic. If they had cut out the crap it could have been a bulls eye!!
||With a lot of good critics perhaps my
expectations were to high. The first hour is about the worst seen in an action movie. The
story really stinks. Then the second hour is good with excellent performances by Travolta
and Cage. But the ending is off course the same Hollywood teardropping end as usual and I
am back i the lousy mood as I was in the beginning.
||Most things are alright in this creation except for the
story - its awful. Cindy Crawford is beautiful and probably OK as an actress if its in
line with her own personality - but she is just not a tough lawyer on the run among
thousands (or millions) of bullets. Director is Andrew Sipes and its probably his first
and last production. The action scenes are amazing and photo is OK but they should have
been saved to a better manuscript.
|Fifth Element, The
||A film by my favourite director so my expectations where
very high which is not a good start for a review. However this is one of the best films
this year. As usual in Luc Bessonīs films everything is different. Jean-Paul Gaultierīs
costumes is amazing and Milla Jovovich makes a fantastic debut as the fifth element. She
is just as the star of Lucīs films should be. Gary Oldman and Bruce Willis are OK but I
miss Jean Reno.
This is the first time Besson has a giga budget and somehow I
think that is the reason I cant give five stars to this film. It never creates the magic
and nerve that Nikita and Leon did and I suspect that Besson sold 10% of his soul to get a
90 million dollar film. You can see it in the small bad jokes that is thrown around, that
could be found in any thriller from California.
Well don't care if its not a masterpiece - its still a very,
very good waste of two hours.
||This is one of the absolutely best movies
this year!! (I should have seen it 1996). The Coen brothers has done it again and You must
see it. This is a ultimate proof that reality beats the hell out off fiction. This is a
fun, brutal, actionfilled movie with excellent actors. I was only a few inches from five
stars but I have to admit that it is not a masterpiece.
||A brilliant thriller in the mood of "No
way out" with Kevin Costner. This means that you don't know the real plot until the
last minutes. In this way it is a very un-American movie. Sean Penn and Deborah Unger is
very good and Michael Douglas is actually acting!!
|Grosse Pointe Blank
||Another brilliant film in the spirit of Fargo, Desperado
and Pulp Fiction. Lots of killing and gun fire but also massive laughter. I really start
to wonder why I love these movies ....
It will be a classic that You need to see again and again.
John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd and Joan Cusack are great and it doesn't matter
that some of the technical stuff is not up to million dollar Hollywood standard - a great
script and good actors are worth so much more. The music (1980s) and the dancing makes my
||Ice Storm has been a critic success from the start and I
can see why. It is an absurd nostalgic trip to my youth with all crazy stuff occurring in
the early 1970s. The low tempo, music and strange colouring is right up my alley. The
grownup actors like Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline are among my favourites but the
teenagers perform the good acting in this movie. This film has only one fault: it
occasionally gets boring. Somewhere they lost the special feeling that has to be put in a
movie with such a slow pace.
||This is not a good film. But it is quite
entertaining. It gets only two stars for most of the film but it gets better to the end.
Its an awful superamerican ending but I hate to say it worked on me, at least to give it
an extra star. Tom Cruise has a difficult time as he almost has to act but the rest of the
crew saves him.
|Jurassic Park : The lost world
||A quite good sequel....
The nerve is there and the dinos are even better.
The story is much darker and a lot thinner but it survives -barely. If they will do a
third film the dinos must win the battle otherwise the fans will be lost.
||What movie. What actors!!! This is how I wanted
Mulholland Falls to be. There is no reason to discuss particulars because this is a real
good work - almost a masterpiece. It has action, violence, laughter, romance and a pace
that makes it necessary to keep up all the time - otherwise you are lost. The base is a
moral dilemma and none of the "heroes" are completely nice guys - probably very
close to reality. See it and it won't disappoint you - if you can keep up with the pace.
||Jim Carey, USA, father/son relation, hysterical jokes,
deformed faces, the kind of comedy I usually hate!! - But I must confess that I laughed a
It is nothing special but itīs quite funny when You need a
couple of hours off work. Jim is overacting as usual but not as awful as in most films and
not as good as in mask.
||ĻWarning!! Do NOT try to understand this
film. It would spoil the evening for You. David Lynch is as weird as ever and if You let
him do his stuff without a deeper analysis perhaps You will grab something anyway. The
music and photo is fantastic and if You just sit down You will get a different experience
far from Hollywood. The plot contains a mix of sex and violence as well as time and
identity jumps. Robert Blake (Baretta) makes a marvelous evil something. In the end its a
special treatment for the patient viewer in the right mood (preferably intoxicated by a
bottle of red wine). If You just wants a short time of entertainment after a hard days
work - DON'T see this film!!
||This a totally weird movie!!!
I both love and hate at the same time but I was smiling when
I left the theatre. Any keenest must see it - and there is probably no director that dares
to make another science fiction - ever. All the Hollywood top brass is there and most of
them die an extremely violent death - and the audience is laughing their head off.
|Men In Black
||This is the absolute funniest movie so far this year!!!
It has action, great actors and distance from the subject.
I donīt care if they are doing what everyone does : a Sci-fi
- this is the way it should be done.
Will Smith impresses me more for every movie he does - he is
even good in the bad ones.
See this movie!!!
||The director Nora Ephron has earlier made
Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and When Harry Met Sally... (1989) so expectations could be
high. Mine were not though as critics had been mean. Ones again I was fooled because I
think this film is OK. It is not at all close to Harry/Sally but it is OK. Thereīs lots
of good actors : John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt and Bob Hoskins,Robert
Pastorelli. It is a nice bagatelle on a Saturday afternoon and You will feel good
afterwards. (If You ever become an angel You would like to have the luck with women as
|My Best Friend's Wedding
||A low key romantic comedy with Julia Roberts,
Dermot Mulroney and Cameron Diaz this a nice story. Unfortunately the story never gets to
You and the laughs are scarce.
To make a comedy is always a risc even with theese
actors and this is not a real success however it will probably make a lot of money as many
young couples in love will be present in the theaters.
|Nothing To Lose
||Tim Robbins is making a good performance as usual even if
You have seen him doing the same thing several times before. I know that a lot of people
will see this film because of Martin Lawrence(I) but he actually is its problem. A problem
because he is no actor. He can be a good stand up comedy artist for five minutes but in a
2 hour film its fatal. The plot is probably OK but Lawrenceīs acting ability destroys the
clear view. See it if You like him, otherwise save Your money.
||The first release of Dreamworks is a good product and
promises more to come. The story and all basics are in accordance with formula 1A but the
feeling and intensity is better than most action movies released lately. George Clooney
has the character of a true hero star and we will hopefully see more of him on the silver
screen than on television. As an actor I regard Nicole Kidman at least as high Clooney but
she seems a little too young for the job she got (but perhaps it is iaw the Clinton
||John Travolta makes a good performance and the movie is
nice, too nice, and You get bored. My judgement could be wrong however as I saw it on a
west Indies cruise in the middle of the night with a Bloody Mary in my hand.
||You have seen this movie a thousand times. Its a thriller
and You know what's going to happen. The craftsmanship is very good, however, and that
saves it. Mel Gibson and Rene Russo is alright but Gary Sinise steels the show.
||This is Wes Cravens salute to the B-film genre of scary
movies. They have not appealed to me even when I was a teenager but this is a good
craftsmanship and its made with love and the result is a good movie. The characters are
played well with a little slack in the dialogue in the middle. Wes keeps the story up all
the time and everyone has been a suspect before everything is revealed in the end. Go and
see this movie with Your girlfriend if You want a close date.
||This is absolutely the year of English comedies. This one
is better than "Brassed Off" but not as hilarious as "The full Monty".
Dan Futterman, Stuart Townsend and Kate Beckinsale are perfect in the cast and the plot is
OK even if it smells old.
||Great scenery, music and a good mood throughout this
picture makes it a nice evening. It got lots of criticism because it showed a lot of
beautiful women naked. I, however, have absolutely no problem with that. Tara Fitzgerald
is very good and Hugh Grant is almost an actor too. The story about a priest and his wife
visiting a liberal artist is solid and laughter is often present without a real joke being
told. The feeling You get afterwards is rare and should be appreciated.
sense for snow
||I LIKE IT though I know itīs not correct to do it. For
once I have refused to read the book before I saw the movie and as a film itīs just good.
Julia Ormond has never been a favourite but here she fits. Gabriel Byrne is excellent as
always. Bille August has made a thriller of the book and some people doesn't like it but
who cares if the result creates a manuscript much better than 90% of most of them.
|Speed 2 Cruise
||Speed was a very good thriller.
Speed 2 Cruise Control is a very bad thriller.
I really pisses me of that You waste a lot of money and even
some good actors in such way!!! The photo is awfull with close pictures and everything
jumping and moving around all the time. That technique can be used somethimes but for a
whole movie its discusting. The story is weak (as often in thrillers) but it lines up
impossibilities so You just get angry.
Everyone responsible should get fired!!
||It is a boys dream.....and I still love it!
Lots of things begin to feel old but the update makes it up.
Heroes, evil and good forces and a beautiful princess...may
the force be with You!
|Starwars : The empire strikes back
||The number two (actually no 5) in the
thrilology is more serious and that is good.
You can see that the is starting to get everything is order.
It is only one thing that keep this movie out of the top brass and that is that it is a
poor end - it is obvious that the last sequel must be seen just after a short pause
because there is no real ending.
||A Swedish comedy based on a famous
tv-series. For being Swedish it is probably the most successful of them all - its fun.
|The full Monty
||It seems so simple - the English moviemakers
keep up making formidable comedies one after another. There is probably not a joke in the
entire movie but it is one of the best laughs this year. Just based on the real social
reality and some determined middle-aged guy's desperate search for a job it creates just
the right feeling and laughs that we need.
People vs. Larry Flynt
||Woody Harrelson as Larry Flynt and Courtney Love as
Althea Leasure makes amazing performances.
(I hope that Courtney is acting)
I really laughed a lot and the movie has a happy ending put
it is not really entertainment - itīs a documentary.
My recommendation is to everyone to see it but You will
remember the actors not the film.
|The Truth About
Cats and Dogs
||Dionne Farris with "Once in my Life" (music
during after text) and Janeane Garofalo (star) saves the extra star for this movie. Its a
cute little bagatelle which You have seen hundreds of before and the story is clear for
everyone after five minutes. Uma Thurman and Garfalo are trading places, to charm an
English photographer, because Uma is so incredible good looking and Janeane supposed to be
ugly. Unfortunately this doesnīt work as (at least to me) Garfalo is the lovely and Uma
is a disaster as a stupid model (which is a compliment).
||Volcano is a disaster movie with all the correct
ingridiences. Tommy Lee Jones and especially Anne Heche does a terrific job. All the high
tech needed to make the lava and all the other special effects look real is an extra
thrill. It could have got an extra star if it wasnīt for the American ending and some
political correct racial scenes out of context.