Way too overrated
American moviemaking is so deceptive these days. Get A-list actors,
directors, and some decent, serious plot for a film, and you'll get those
academy award nominations rolling in. But great actors don't make a great
film. Story is always, and has always been, number one.
I thought this film gives us a slick pacing in its storyline, which is good.
But it is emotionally flat throughout the picture. The biggest problem is
the theme itself. I don't know about the others who thinks this film is a
roller-coaster thriller, but almost everyone now knows that smoking is bad
for the health. I felt like I already knew half of the story before I
actually walk in to the theatre.
I am biased when I saw this movie, I admit. My bias is that I kept thinking
about we all already know of the movie's premise ... about the scumbucket
tobacco industry. We all know about the effect of tobacco on our lungs.
Still, I was hoping that the film would provide some plot-twists out of an
ordinary story. But noooo .... it has to be about a depressed scientist who
spends his time just trying to get away from the bad guys, just because he
is going to tell the world that tobacco kills. That's all there is to it.
True story? Yawn. Al Pacino also looks like he needs to drink some coffee
and freshen up - he looked so tired and uninteresting here. Heck, I never
thought I would get tired of seeing Al Pacino, but for the first time I
This movie, being a true story, showed a lot of promise, but unfortunately
ended up being just too straight and simple for my tastes. What is scary in
real life doesn't mean that it's scary onscreen (and vice versa). I blame
it on the director. Those who thinks that Wigand is psychologically
tormented obviously hasn't seen a Hitchcock film!.
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salsen watch The Last Legion movie
i really would like to watch this movie...
tadeusz23 watch Sky Trooper movie
great actors, great movie.
imenard12 watch Waltzing Anna movie
Saw the movie Ronin and the car chase scene was the best I have seen in a long time. Great movie!.
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Everyone tells me this movie is good going to watch it soon .
he revealed that, the tobacco industry was not only aware that cigarettes are addictive & harmful, but deliberately worked on increasing that addictiveness.
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How can I write a review on a movie I haven't seen yet?.
m tells the true story of Jeffrey Wigand, a former tobacco executive, who decided to appear on the CBS-TV News show "60 Minutes." As matter of conscience partially prodded by producer Lowell Bergman, he revealed that, the tobacco industry was not only aware that cigarettes are addictive & harmful, but deliberately worked on increasing that addictiveness. Unfortunately, both protagonists of this story learn the hard way that simply telling the truth is not enough as they struggle against both Big Tobacco's attempts to silence them and the CBS TV Network's own cowardly complict preference of putting money as a higher priority over the trut.
An intriguing, though somewhat slow drama.
A man, who used to be a leader in the health care industry, takes a job at
cigarette company as a researcher. You can tell he doesn't like what he
doing, but the money is good, so he stays. Then he's fired. What's the
first thing he does? Goes off and tells everybody that there are bad
in the chemicals. At first he is reluctant (the first 45 minutes of the
film, which should have been shaved off), but then comes around. The
storyline, I thought, was fascinating, and the acting was almost
Oscar-worthy. I would have given this movie a 9/10 instead of an 8/10 if
had only been about a half hour shorter. There was just too much
in the beginning. Towards the end it was very intense and compelling, but
the beginning was so slow that the people I went to see the movie with
decided they would rather play a video game and get popcorn. But they
horrible taste in film, so what does that matter?