6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
The 'critics' weren't keen, but a very good film!,
This review is from: Hick [DVD] (DVD)
From Amazon.com. I went into this movie thinking it was going to be total garbage, based on the reviews by critics. Wow, was I surprised. Did the critics see the same film I saw? Not only is this film not garbage, but I really liked it! The acting is very good, especially the scene stealing Eddie Redmayne. Chloe was born to play Luli and Blake Lively even shows some acting chops as Glenda. Don't get me wrong, this is not a perfect film, it has it's pacing and plot hole problems and had I not read the book, I might even have been lost in a spot or two. It's definitely not a film for everyone based on the dark subject matter, but if you're looking for something good that is away from the mainstream dreck that Hollywood pumps out on a daily basis, then check this one out. This film is based on the excellent book by Andrea Portes and she even pens the screenplay. A pretty decent job for a first-time screenwriter. I suggest reading the book before seeing the movie.
Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-2 of 2 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 1 Sep 2013 08:06:45 BDT
Thanks for an informative review and the advice on the book first. As I always say 'Never mind the 'professional' critics; check what Amazon reviewers are saying'
Posted on 7 Feb 2014 22:24:45 GMT
I've watched the movie without reading the book first and I didn't find any plot holes that could spoil the enjoyment. The plot is rather simple and easy to follow, as you said it's a character-driven story. Chloe Moretz was lovely.
I'm really surprised it scored so bad with critics. It's definitely not a masterpiece but still a very enjoyable trip that manages not to be overly sad nor cheaply funny.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›