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Quote Review: Moneyball (2011)

“I pay you to get on first, not get thrown out at second.”

Moneyball doesn’t aim to be another preachy sports film, but rather one of exposure and study. For this reason, many will likely be turned off by the slow pacing which builds to a quiet (though still conclusive) ending. Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill put on two of their more earnest performances up to this point, but are still playing characters you’d expect them to. Those who are familiar and enthusiastic about baseball are bound to get the most out of this movie, but anyone who’s patient and tolerant should be able to take some worth with Moneyball.

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2012 in Film Review, Movie Review

 

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Quote Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

“Rape, torture, fire, animals, religion. Am I missing anything?”

As engaging as it is cold and short of color, Fincher and company’s adaptation of the popular novel essentially sees him return to form a la Se7en. The film has no qualms about showing whatever it can and wants to, further playing to its strengths as an enthralling mystery/suspense story.  Between the masterful directing, sometimes mesmerizing cinematography, Trent Reznor’s simple yet intoxicating score and Rooney Mara’s spectacular performance and character portrayal, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo finds itself sitting comfortably among the best works this year, adding yet another solid work to Fincher’s already-impressive filmography.

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2012 in Film Review, Movie Review

 

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