O, me! O, my! O, man! O, give me a break! Was this a test? I think I passed because I figured out that this celluloid disaster was aiming for being the prototype for ridiculous. Julia Stiles is now in both of my two worst movies. Think I'll skip her films from now on. This insipidly stupid take off on Othello is a disgrace to not only witness, but to be in. SHAME SHAME on you, Martin Sheen. Josh Hartnett, from Pearl Harbor to this. Tsk. Tsk. And Tim Blake Nelson, WHAT were you thinking directing this mess? If you want to be inundated with vulgar Rap music, racially mixed teenage sex, plenty of language, and a basically chemistry-less cast, then this is a couple of hours you WON'T want to miss. Otherwise, take notes. I'll keep them short. O STINKS.
61 F-words (a few of which we hear in song lyrics), 13 mild obscenities, 4 religious profanities,
3 religious exclamations.
OH BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? (10)
It's been a long time since I gave a movie a 10, and to think it would be one with George Clooney, an actor I have never cared for--until today. George has found his forte in character and genre. This comedy about 3 escaped convicts in the backwoods of Mississippi and their adventures, intertwined with a measure of slapstick amidst an ongoing backdrop of dead-on bluegrass music is hilarious and ridden with expressive characters. John Turturro and Tim Blake and Clooney portray these Deliverance characters with amazing verisimilitude. Clooney is so authentic at this, you will leave the theater shaking your head and chuckling.
OTHERS, THE (3)
Here's yet ANOTHER bomb by Kidman with Cruise as the producer. And this movie is so dark and foggy, you can hardly see what is going on. I hate dark movies. There is far too much eeriness with not enough substance to really spook you. The promo on this movie suggests that it will be one of the scariest movies for years to come. Don't buy that! I didn't jump even ONCE. And I get spooked easily. It's a mediocre film with Kidman relying on keeping her EYES WIDE OPEN this time. You never saw more whites in an eyeball. The little boy is cute, but the child actors aren't very good. There's a husband that wanders in and disappears. What was THAT all about? The disappointing plot revolves around a big house, with servants, children, and a mother, with spooky sounds occurring that no one seems to know anything about. The let down revelation is exposed in the end. Take your money and go out to eat instead.
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