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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Shawn Collins, Jan 19, 2005.
I like the story line but I've read two reviews that were polar opposites. Is it worth a blind buy?
I will be posting my official review within the hour. Stay tuned!
Let's put it this way: I'm a big fan of the two leads and the director. I loved the NYC location photography. And I saw the movie once in the theater and never want to see it again.
I'd recommend a rental.
My review is now up. To add to what Michael said, I would summarize by calling it "worth a rental for X-Files fans."
I agree with the above...it was an ok view, but I wouldn't buy it. A once-only film, for sure
I saw it in theatres and, not to be funny or anything, but I really did totally forget it within minutes of leaving the theatre.
And, it made my ten worst of the year.
It was a very disappointing film and I wouldn't recommend a blind buy.
I thought it was stupid but ok as something to sit in front of (more so if you haven't seen the tell-all trailer), but in no way worth buying. But my brother was with me when I saw it, and I noticed he has the DVD, so at least try renting.
It's a solid rental. But the film doesn't have the kind of "touch" that would make it worth owning.
(That comment should make sense if you tend to buy the films of a particular filmmaker, for example, because you like his or her style. This film doesn't quite have anyone's personal style... as the two versions of the film presented on the disc exposes).
Thank you all for the response. Netflix said its on the way.
Yeah, it tries to pull off the kind of ending you might expect from Shayamalan, but isn't nearly as savvy doing so.
Some good moments are scattered throughout, and for a while the mystery is truly intriguing. But a blind buy? Uh-uh.
Good call on the rental instead of blind buy - this movie was enjoyable for a one-shot theater viewing, but doesn't qualify for "buy" status in my mind, at all. Usually when I walk out of a theater, that's my "rating" of a movie - whether I'd buy it on DVD or not. Funny how my DVD habit has changed the way I "rate" movies now.
I'd say no to a blind buy. I hated the ending. It seemed like the writers got lazy and couldn't figure out how to wrap up the story. It's too bad, because up to that point it was an excellent mystery.
I think that this is a once-only film, but it is definitely worth a rental. Pretty well made movie. Also I like Julianne Moore in anything she's done.
Damn. I was wondering if this was worth a purchase as well but after all this, I think I will be renting, perhaps tonight.
The title itself lives up to "Truth in labelling."
Such an awesome trailer too - shame...
What's the real shame is that the trailer ruins what would have otherwise been the best moment in the film.