Reviews by markwells
Don't watch it alone.
This documentary tells the tale of a true musical phenomenon. You can't make this stuff up. The the material was eloquently sewn together and presented. Grade A.
Nifty action scenes chock full of suberb stunts accentuate a good story. Javier Bardem portrays a fine villain. Daniel Craig plays an imperfect yet likeable, cool Bond. I'd been out of the Bond scene since the Roger Moore days and was pleasantly surprised with this slick flick. I even liked the title song. Grade A.
My ears are still ringing from the number of F-bombs dropped in this movie. In some scenes the profanity is rapid-fired, machine gun style. It seemed a little...no, a lot over the top. Having said that, this is a cop movie thick with tension and grit. Grade B.
This movie was well made. It seems true to the period. You get a real feel, with use of archive footage and soundtrack, for that period in history. I have a feeling the facts may have been embellished to make a better movie. Is that wrong? I don't know. I do know this is a good movie that kept me tense until the end. I just don't agree that this deserves the Oscar for best picture. Grade B+