Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fabulous Movie Reviews®

City of Men
Definitely not as good as City of God, the plot is contrived in several key places and the characters seem shallow, not 90210 shallow, but not fully developed by the writer shallow.

7 stars out of 10.

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
I should know better than to watch any movie that has a cult following, like Rocky Horror or anything by that perv John Waters but I wanted to see this because the director is Sam Peckinpah who wrote and directed some phenomenal movies like The Wild Bunch and Straw Dogs. I don't regret seeing it, but I was pretty disappointed with it.

The acting is disjointed and generally bad, even for a 1970s movie, and it seems the screenplay was written with a "throw everything at it and hope something sticks" attitude. Western, Mexican Revolution, caper, hi-jinks, romance, bikers, car chase, hit men, buddy film, kitchen sink. All of it and more.

Ah, well.

5.9 stars out of 10.

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