Having loved Frank Darabont's first two films The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, I knew I would love this movie as soon as I saw the trailer for it a few months back, but I didn't make it to the theater to see it unfortunatly. I finally saw it last night, and think it's one of the best films of last year(or is it this year)? I am utterly dumbfounded at the fact that this film did not do well, particularly with the ctitics! I don't know what is up with moviegoers and critics now, but they just don't know what they're missing! Are they so overdosed on thrill rides like Spider-man and SW EP II that they can't slow down enough, or have the patience enough to appreciate a wonderful film like this? I loved both of those films(SM & SW EP II), but that's not all there is. I like to be made to feel good in a film once in awhile, to be touched by magic. This film delivered that for me. This truly is a film worthy of Frank Capra and Jimmy Stewart IMO, and I was very happy to see that Roger Ebert agreed with that sentiment. A cynical mind will be blind to the films charms which, I think, is the problem many critics had. They asked too many questions, and did not open themselves up to the experience. Sad. I fear that this jaded attitude will spell the downfall of films like this if it keeps up. I just want to say to Warner, Castle Rock, and EVERY studio for that matter, please don't stop making films like The Majestic based on it's box office performance! We need more movies like it as they capture the golden age of Hollywood, before the likes of Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay drained the soul from it by substituting heart and drama, with explosions and violence. Congrats to Frank Darabont, Jim Carrey, and everyone else involved with it. 5 's out of 5 's for The Majestic.