Hey, I love a good espionage movie just like anyone else, and I am a big Julia Roberts fan, but I have to give this one a two-thumbs down (accompanied by blowing a raspberry sound). The movie dragged on, was hard to follow since it was so disjointed (trying hard to keep up with latest trend of movies where scenes are out of sequence, except this one made you dizzy and bored). Not sure characters were even that likable. Bottom line: Easy to see why this film bombed at the theaters. I would not recommend this at all. Better wait for it to come on cable if you feel you must see it. SAVE YOUR MONEY!!
Works marvel after marvel in expressing the bewildering beauty and existential horror of being trapped inside one's own addled mind, and in allegorising the self-preserving amnesia of a broken but hopeful heart.
I wish Jim Carrey would do more roles this dramatic. This movie shows how amazing of a dramatic actor he is. It wasn't his usual \"rubber face\" kind of comedy, rather very serious and raw. All the actors did such a great job with this movie. Even better, this is the type of movie you'll want to watch more than once, which means you more than get your money's worth. You don't realize until near the end that the movie starts out near the end. It's brilliantly written and directed. You'll realize that when you watch some of the extras on the DVD. Watch the interview with the director and Jim Carrey and you'll learn a lot of little known facts and interesting stories about the making of the movie. If Carrey would just do more roles like this, then more people would realize what a phenomenal actor he could be.\n\nIt's styled more like an artsy independant film which gives it a unique look, along with finally crafted special effects that are so well blended with the movie, you're not sitting there thinking \"That's a special effect\". Instead, you're so wrapped up in the story without even realizing it. I very highly recommend this movie, especially if you've never seen it.
Every scene in this movie is like looking at a Master painting. Beautiful. If you have ever looked a beautiful painting and wondered if there was a story behind the artist and model, then you'll love this movie. Girl With a Pearl Earring is an actual painting by Vermeer. For over 300 years, people have speculated about the story behind this beautiful girl. Who was she? Was she in love with the painter? Was he in love with her? This fictional tale is one possibility as to who she might have been. And Colin Firth... he is a mysterious and seemily torchured soul, and wildly handsome in this movie. I didn't think it possible for him to appear more handsome than he did as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. But I was wrong.
Michael Clayton was a film i approached with caution. it had gathered a bunch of attention thanks to its star, George Clooney, and received an Academy Award for best Supporting Actress, Tilda Swinton(sp?). The first time i watched it i was hooked as soon as the first lines of the film are uttered. Everybody in this movie does an amazing job with the material. Special Features lack some content, other basic stuff like commentaries are included, but it would have been nice to see a behind-the-scenes featurette.\n\n~Amazing Movie!