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Matthew McConaughey as Baker Dill
Anne Hathaway as Karen Zariakas
Diane Lane as Constance
Jason Clarke as Frank Zariakas
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by cgrady-2 9 / 10

Good Lord, I Loved This Film

Why do people enjoy films with an abstracted hyper style, like 'Shutter Island,' or Zulawski's 'Possession' but dismiss it here?

Perhaps people are just primed to like (or pretend to like) a film directed by someone they think is important.

Another thought: Imagine something like this film made during the German Expressionist period of cinema. Silent cinema. Subtitles. Foreign. The techniques employed become acceptable.

I loved the sheer ballsiness of everyone's commitment to this movie. Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jason Clarke give it everything. And that only comes about by having confidence in the film.

The plot twists aren't there to surprise the audience in the manner of something like 'The Usual Suspects', they exist to create the feeling of a troubled conscience. Perhaps, that's what everyone is snickering at? When one of the most popular pass times is shaming people on social media to whom we feel superior, the idea of self doubt and uncertain morality are things we need to ridicule?

I dunno. I'll say this: I was never bored watching this film, which is more than I can for most films these days. Some day it'll find a proper following. It deserves it.

Reviewed by TheTopDawg 10 / 10

A brilliant masterpiece 'Black Mirror' type film that's one of the most underrated films of all time!

Man the critics got this one waaaaayy wrong! 5.2/10 here on IMDb? The critics need to give their heads a shake.

As a huge fan of the 'Black Mirror' series, this film is right up there in the writing category, and I hope all Black Mirror fans get a chance to see this one, as it's a brilliant masterpiece! It also reminded me of the film Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal.

This film produced, written and directed (only his 3rd directorial film) by British screenwriter, Steven Knight. He nailed this film in the directing department, and hit it out of the ballpark with his writing!

Most of the critics called the writing "bad dialogue" and the acting "cartoonish, especially that of Hathaway, whose femme fatale comes across as a kind of live-action Jessica Rabbit". That IS the point, and what makes this film genius!

I had no idea what I was going to see, and at first, it was a normal film about a drunk captain trying to catch the "big one". As the film progressed, I noticed the characters started to act off - starting with when the guy from FONTAINE Fishing Co. is introduced. This was done tactfully and started to elevate my curiosity. Then more and more characters started acting weird, especially when Anne Hathaway's character is introduced. By now you are sucked into some type of weird conspiracy, you can't stop watching! I don't want to give any more away, but the writing is pure genius... you just have to take your blinders off and go along for the ride.

The casting was sheer perfection. Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jason Clarke and Djimon Hounsou were outstanding in their roles! Animated? yes, and rightfully so, and right on script!

As mentioned, the directing was spot on, and the cinematography on point. I loved the island setting, and the back and forth to the child in his room.

The pacing was good and the films length perfect at 106 min. The score/sound was also perfect. I have nothing negative to say about this film! It certainly is a refreshing change from the typical Hollywood blockbuster films. It's sad this film was not promoted properly, and I can understand how some viewers felt misled, but I on the other hand, enjoyed being misled into a whole different film from what I expected.

I feel people should go into this film without seeing the trailer or reading the ridiculous negative reviews, and without any expectations, and they will be pleasantly surprised.

Bravo to the all-star cast, and to Steven Knight for creating such a brilliant film, and he should hold his head up high in creating this gem. Given time, I'm sure people will come around to appreciate its genius writing.

It's a WELL deserved 10/10 from me, and if anyone questions my review as being fake, click on my username and you will see my almost 600 reviews and 1000+ ratings. Ignore the haters and wannabe critics and watch this film, I'm sure you will be as surprised as I was.

Reviewed by tomsuthblack 9 / 10

If you didn't get it, here's what it is:

The reason why many people didn't get that movie, and thus assumed it wasn't an interesting one (despite the great acting and cinematography) was that it added an extra factor that has never been used before in storytelling. We usually have the story, but this time we have the story + its author , both laid out before us to ponder the relation between them, and reflect on the relation between ourselves(as characters), our lives(as a story), and our maker (as our author). Think about it!

From frame one, we have the face (or rather the eyes) of a dreamy kid, thinking of a reverie world, were he contemplates his own life and his own problems in the form of a story (the way all authors do). There is a tool that helps him in reflecting on his condition. This tool is a computer game he created. It is a simple game of catching fish and spotting birds, nothing fancy, no A.I, no detailed simulation of life, nothing of that sort. It is just a game programed by a kid that helps him delve into his imagination and imagine a series of interesting what-ifs; what if the fisherman in the game is his deceased father (a decorated war hero)? What if the people this fisherman meets all have their own lives and their own stories?

Using this tool for reflection, the kid's psyche becomes mapped in the following manner: The Kid's volition: The fisherman character(The hero, the savior, the protagonist of the story), depicted in his imagination as his father, playing out his deepest desire: to live in serenity by getting justice done. The Kid's Conscious: Isaiah, the kind helper with a biblical name who is always wearing a cross and urging him to do the "good" thing, always going the extra mile to achieve that goal. The power of habit: The little salesman who represents the rules, with his schedule and his spectacles and his rigid honesty and lack of interest in anything but the rules. The meaning of the world and its purpose are out of his scope. The world is a game, and every game has rules. The Object of Desire: Justice (in the form of a tuna fish, the object of the game) Comfort: The lady who pays the fisherman for sex, and takes care of him. Hidden Sexual Fantasy: The mother , ex-wife of the fisherman, the eternal female symbol to be found in every-story , the relation with which always determines how the story will end.

With this map, the movie shows us exactly what happens inside the mind of an author, any author (in this particular instance; a kid dreaming about getting rid of his stepfather and uniting with his father). We get a glimpse on how stories are born inside each of us, for each of us is the author of his own dreams and fantasies based on his own unfulfilled desire.

We even get a glimpse on the meaning of right and wrong. What could be right other than fulfilling our central desire? Even if we do something bad to achieve this self-balancing object of desire, it is always worth it, regardless of the risks, and it is always right, for how else can we ever be happy? And it is always just to us and to others, for whatever causes injustice in our lives can never be good to anyone except to the most unjust of people.

And above all, we get a glimpse of the meaning of our existence and its purpose, that enigmatic purpose of every story which can never be understood from the perspective of its characters alone, for in order to see the full picture of the truth in any story, you need to look at the mind of its maker. And that is what this great movie offers. Nothing less! No small achievement , IMO.

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