I had no expectations of enjoying this movie (yet high hopes) despite the ensemble cast of a few of my favorites because of lack of big budget advertising and advance critic screenings. Well, I really enjoyed this fast paced bad-cop good-cop with a few bad guys movie, lol. The storyline is simple enough and there a few twists so it’s not so predictable. Definitely worth checking out.
4 stars out of 5
R | 1h 35min | Action, Crime, Thriller | 13 January 2017 (USA)
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What a dark movie from the beginning to the end, literally! I did appreciate seeing a different acting side of Robert Pattinson. He totally lost his accent to depict a southern red neck accent (no offense intended) although the characters are in the Australian outback. The storyline is a bit slow and not deep; basically about a soldier getting revenge. There are several gory scenes.
2.5 stars out of 5
R 102 min – Crime | Drama
It’s only to be expected that there are very intense scenes in this film, and that’s correct. This is a true story based on the book “Twelve Years a Slave” by Solomon Northup who is a free black man from upstate New York and is abducted and sold into slavery. Chiwetel Ejiofor gives a great performance as Solomon as do most of the actors in this film. There are scenes that are hard to watch so keep that in mind before viewing it.
4 Stars out of 5
133 mins.- Biography | Drama | History