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Just saw it.

We were intrigued by the cast, and Mr. Branaugh's involvement. Saw in the credits that Ridley Scott is a Producer.

Beautifully photographed, with a reasonable budget to ensure that visual details were not overlooked. The movie was not well edited. Lots of purely gratuitous scenes that only served to further establish setting. By my estimate about 10-15min could have been trimmed, leaving a leaner better paced film.

The first portion reminded me of an Indiana Jones movie. The rest of an English Drawing Room drama, or a live action adaptation of the game "Clue".

Many of the characters were caricatures, with some of the actors shredding footage. Not a lot of emotion, but Europeans are supposed to be "restrained" compared to us vulgar Americans. Who knew everyone in the 30's was a racist, and very quick to assign malevolent intent to the lower ethnic classes? Oh wait...are we supposed to think not much has changed ????

Hint of a sequel at the end.

Could have been an adult respite from all of the kiddy and testosterone films of the season. And it may succeed because of its contrast to the competition.

I was left with the feeling that it could have been better. Not a waste of money- but not a must see.

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  • Just saw it. - Ross 18:32:06 11/19/17 (0)


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