Any early comments on "Don't Say a Word?"

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  1. Perry Jonkheer

    Perry Jonkheer Second Unit

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    I am particulary excited for this film. Looking to see if anyone has any comments or reviews.
    Thank You.
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    From The Onion's AV Club (an excellent place for reviews BTW):
     
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    The very sparse comments on Rotten Tomatoes aren't too encouraging. I don't recommend going to any films that go beneath 40%.
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  6. Patrick Sun

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    I found this film to be slightly above average. Somehow it lost steam as it was headed towards its conclusion. If it was popcorn, I'd describe it as needing some butter and plenty of salt, it was just very bland, and the direction was maybe too heavy-handed. The parallel storylines that involved the Jennifer Esposito character (a police detective) and the rest of the main story (a shrink's kid is kidnapped so the shrink is forced to find the mysterious -digit number inside a wacko mental patient, while his wife is forced to play the Jimmy Stewart role in Rear Window) just don't really mesh too well, and Esposito is just too much of a light-weight for the role. Michael Douglas gives a perfunctionary acting-by-the-numbers performance, but it's just not a great role. Sean Bean as steretypical bad guy is just as pedestrian. Brittany Murphy was okay as the mental patient, nothing too extraordinary.
    All in all, I rate it 2.5 stars, or a grade of C+.
     
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    I'll never tellllll.....
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    Someone had to say it
     
  8. EricW

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    (spoiler)
    i must have missed something, but could someone tell me how the Sean Bean character knew about the six digit #? did he know it was a grave site and just decide not to tell Douglas? or did he not know it was a grave site? if he didn't know, how'd he know about the number at all?!??!
     
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    I'm not a good review writer, but to sum up my feelings, I enjoyed it. [​IMG]
    EricW - good question! I hadn't even thought of that...
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