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Drew Goddard's latest. Saw it today. Beautifully filmed. Strong performances throughout (Cynthia Erivo was a revelation; Bridges & Hamm did solid character work). Big homage to Key Largo. I initially liked its pace & lingering shots --DP Seamus McGarvey works a beautiful palette of modern noir images--but by the third act it was dragging. 2 hours 20 minutes was at least 10 too long IMO.

The premise was great. But in the end it felt like a so-so mashup of a Coen Bros via Tarrantino film. Solid B, but it had the makings of an A with some sharper editing & better developed characters.

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Saw it this weekend.  Thought it was predictable and kind of stupId.  Chris Hemsworth is not that good of an actor.  Hamm was good though. 

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On 10/24/2018 at 8:08 PM, GhostOfTomJoad said:

 

Drew Goddard's latest. Saw it today. Beautifully filmed. Strong performances throughout (Cynthia Erivo was a revelation; Bridges & Hamm did solid character work). Big homage to Key Largo. I initially liked its pace & lingering shots --DP Seamus McGarvey works a beautiful palette of modern noir images--but by the third act it was dragging. 2 hours 20 minutes was at least 10 too long IMO.

The premise was great. But in the end it felt like a so-so mashup of a Coen Bros via Tarrantino film. Solid B, but it had the makings of an A with some sharper editing & better developed characters.

Watched it tonight and agree with you. Cynthia can freaking sing her ass off...

So who do you think was on film???

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1 hour ago, Dennis Taylor said:

Watched it tonight and agree with you. Cynthia can freaking sing her ass off...

So who do you think was on film???

I figured the one person who could make it through the movie awake.

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