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  1. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    Pretty anti government, do you think the US plays this dirty of pool?
     
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    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Who doesnt. To be honest, our government is so inefficient and cluster f*cked, there are probably aspects of it that operate like in the movie, but the greater whole isn't aware of it.

    Or in other words:

    I don't think its "policy". Maybe just some bad apples...
     
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    Who doesnt. To be honest, our government is so inefficient and cluster f*cked, there are probably aspects of it that operate like in the movie, but the greater whole isn't aware of it.

    Or in other words:

    I don't think its "policy". Maybe just some bad apples...


    Ever seen "The Cube"? I think that sums up many of the impressions I have abouit bureaucracy [​IMG]
     
  4. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Ever seen "The Cube"? I think that sums up many of the impressions I have abouit bureaucracy [​IMG]

    Indeed!
     
  5. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    It's based on a book by a former CIA operative, IIRC.

    Brilliant film. The sense of scope and sinisterity is perfectly conveyed. My only complaint would be that even in a film of thumbnail scenes, Bennet's father character seems a bit sketchy.

    Lots of nice clothes to boot.
     
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    Soph Senior member

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    It's based on a book by a former CIA operative, IIRC.

    Brilliant film. The sense of scope and sinisterity is perfectly conveyed. My only complaint would be that even in a film of thumbnail scenes, Bennet's father character seems a bit sketchy.

    Lots of nice clothes to boot.



    --- I did notice this also, some excellent clothing by not only the US but our oil prince's looked dashing as well. It is a very gripping film, but a bit too 'QT' on the 'comeback' of Clooney's character at the end.

    Nicely understated:

    http://www.cinemareview.com/images/99/45/459950c3.jpg
     
  7. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    It's all true except for neglecting to show the black helicopter that fired the missile.
     
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    I thought it was brilliant .. loved this film, and can't wait to see it again.
     
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    I thought it was a good film, but I wasn't happy with the ending at all.

    I felt it ended a little bit to badly. I hate to say it, but this is the first time I wanted a somewhat Hollywood ending, I felt it left me to empty afterwards (probably the whole point). Especially, since this was done by the guy who wrote Traffic, it could have been finished off a little bit more elegantly while still maintaining its true point.

    I'm sure I will be the minority here
     
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    I thought it was a good film, but I wasn't happy with the ending at all.

    I felt it ended a little bit to badly. I hate to say it, but this is the first time I wanted a somewhat Hollywood ending, I felt it left me to empty afterwards (probably the whole point). Especially, since this was done by the guy who wrote Traffic, it could have been finished off a little bit more elegantly while still maintaining its true point.

    I'm sure I will be the minority here


    I don't think it was written to be a feel-good movie. I really like Clooney's movies lately. He's sort of turned into a Robert Redford, with a political message to say.
     
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    tiger02 Militarist

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    Finally saw it last night, liked it a lot. Had to pause a couple of times and take measure, compare notes to see if I was following everything correctly.

    Clooney ending up out in the desert--probably needed a little more clarification. That was about it though.
     
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    I did feel as though there was alot to follow thoughout the movie; but didn't think it was overwhelming.
     
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    Best line of the movie:

    They all wear these immaculate white sheets that sort of say, "It's really hot and I don't have to work."
     
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    Best line of the movie:

    They all wear these immaculate white sheets that sort of say, "It's really hot and I don't have to work."

    I liked "I think we've got something that utilizes your specific skillset."
     
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    I liked "I think we've got something that utilizes your specific skillset."


    --- That's what I always say before I send my assassin on his mission.
     

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