11.08.2007

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford


I usually don't link to my filmtotaal review any more, but I'm rather proud of this one. My editor added the word welhaast in one sentence, which I don't think I've ever used, but hey, his other changes are usually big improvements, so I can't complain.

In the end, the star rating might be a little high for the review. What I wrote down was my frustration, because this film is almost great, could have been the masterpiece it wanted to be. But almost great still deserves four stars, in my opinion, if only because of the ambition on display here, and the resulting beauty.

My earlier post

2 comments:

cjKennedy said...

That's one of my favorite images from one of my favorite scenes.

I still can't believe this movie has basically died in the US. I don't know whether to blame Warner Bros' release strategy, their marketing campaign or the mass audience.

Box office figures don't really mean anything to me, but I like to see movies I like make money.

Hedwig said...

They don't seem to be giving it much of a chance here either...it's playing on a grand total of 5 screens. That's 5 screens IN THE WHOLE COUNTRY.

Sigh.