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Quote Review: The Devil’s Advocate (1997)

“Behold I send you out as sheep amidst the wolves.”

Part lawyer movie and part character study, The Devil’s Advocate is quick to let you know just what direction it’ll head but will keep you guessing what specifically will play out.  It’s also a fine piece to showcase the talent of its three key players.

 
 

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Quote Review: Good Will Hunting (1997)

“I look at a piano, I see a bunch of keys, three pedals, and a box of wood. But Beethoven, Mozart, they saw it, they could just play.”

Those looking for a lesson in film speech and memorization won’t have to look much further than Good Will Hunting, which seems to have said aspects ready at every corner.  Sure, it’s not exactly plausible, but the actors do about as good a job as possible making everything feel down-to-earth all the while.

What did you think of Good Will Hunting?  Leave your thoughts in a comment below!

 
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Posted by on April 30, 2012 in Film, Film Review, Movie Review, Movies

 

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Quote Review: Air Force One (1997)

“You’re gonna get yourself re-elected.”

There’s a curious resonance to Air Force One, as time has actually made the film seem better than it was upon release in ’97.  Though it’s themes and depth are merely (and briefly) stated by characters without elaboration, this is still an action/thriller we’re dealing with.  Gary Oldman makes for a terrific and near-hauntingly ironic villain.  He pulls this off so much so, that one could get away with the argument that he steals the show from Harrison Ford.  It’s a shame we didn’t get to see both of them in more scenes together, as the tension and playoffs for their characters are dropped right as things get interesting between them.  As for the rest of the film, it all fits and flows in a comfortable flow which ensures constant engagement.  Peterson might not be rivaling the quality provided on Das Boot, but he can sure make an engaging action film without feeling juvenile.

How about you?  What were your thoughts on Air Force One?

 
 

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Quote Review: The Game (1997)

“Did I have a choice?  Did I have a choice?”

While it doesn’t match what we got in Se7en, The Game is nonetheless a gradually perplexing film that treads nicely into noir territory. As such, we get some mixed results and arguably nonsensical inclusions. Granted, this is part of the film’s intent, and there’s a good chance the big payoff might go over some viewer’s heads (or lead to outright outrage).  Yet the stakes and twists begin to hit so hard while they’re thrown that it’s tough to not get immersed.

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2012 in Film Review, Movie Review

 

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