The most important thing about enjoyably trashy, title-says-it-all action films such as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is to keep everything moving so fast and on such a huge scale that nobody will care too much about how monumentally silly it all is.
I like movies that have a heart. This one truly does. In the end, it's about a dad and his estranged son, or vice versa if you want to look at it that way too. I like it because it has cool, actually spectacular graphics, plus a good story. The end fight does it for me all of the time, but the build up to that is good too. I enjoy the kid actor; he's not too much of an adult, although he is tough in a similar way (characteristically) to his dad in the movie. So I think it fits that he's such an adult-like hard head sometimes. It's funny though; He's still a kid, and his challenge to the champ's owners is one of the funniest scenes in the movie!\n\nI hope you enjoy
Moviemakers who exploit the suffering and death of children to ratchet up the dramatic stakes belong in the innermost circle of hell, but Freedomland -- clumsy and overwrought as it is -- earns the right to its harrowing trajectory.
i got this dvd 4 xmas and i got to say this movie is excellent.. the entire movie leaves u in your seat gripping for the sides... shia is one of my fav actors and i can say he has done the best acting in this film... this movie is for anyone who loves a thrill ride...THE BEST OF 2008 IS RIGHT HERE.. BUY IT U WANT BE SORRY.
I love this movie and how the whole scenario works out, however, don't let credits fool you. Wikipedia states that movie critics feel this movie was crud. I disagree with them this was a good film and I believe people should see this film for themselves.\n\nI also bought this for $5 at my local Walmart not the online $24.96 price. Yes, same Special Edition 2-Disc Widescreen DVD.
Ryan Gosling's self-destructive teacher is easily the year's most mesmerizing character study. And he's hardly the only reason to see this film. Shareeka Epps anchors her scenes as Drey with a self-possession way beyond her years.
Unlike a lot of sports movies, it doesn't end with a championship or a great upset over a powerhouse. The real victory on the Marshall campus was in fielding a team that honored and respected the legacy of the 1970 team.
- Ebert & Roeper, 2006-12-26
This was undeniably a horrific event for the victims' families friends, colleagues as well as for the entire community. But the movie seems to almost exploit this tragedy so it can make audiences weep, and ultimately, cheer.
This is my favorite movie of all, I lived through this experience. I lost five friends and two of my doctors and their wives. The whole state was in shock for a long, long time. The movie was true down to the last sentence. Great quality picture.