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5.0 out of 5 stars
The perfect film to show off a new HD 5.1 setup, 26 Mar 2008
This is probably one of the best films you could watch to truly appreciate a good HDTV setup. As well as a great plot and brilliant acting by pretty much all the cast, the direction, cinematography, and sound are outstanding - perfect camera angles, a beautifully atmospheric muted palette and no unnecessary cuts. The first time you watch it you'll think a few times "hmmm, that scene seemed like one long single take" then when you watch it a second time... (which you will) you realise that there are in fact very few cuts, and some scenes are just one long take from a single moving camera lasting more than 10 minutes. you can't help but marvel at the choreography involved in just such a scene towards the end of the movie where the camera's following Clive Owen through a wartorn town full of soldiers with intense gunfire and explosions.
This is a film for anyone who knows a good film is more than just a well acted, well written plot.