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Great story, simplified acting,
This review is from: The Island [DVD]  (DVD)
The gorgeous setting and great story is somewhat played down by the overly sentimentalized acting (though less in the part of the main character) and the unusually high pace for this type of a picture. Mind you, that does not undermine the setting and story, but the film is probably better appreciated by those who are more ardent admirers of "the Russian spirit".
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Initial post: 1 Jan 2011 22:38:13 GMT
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A. Kelly says:
I haven't found the acting overly sentimental in the least. In fact I found this film refereshing because of the lack of it - just compare it with Zeffirelli's films "Brother Sun, Sister Moon" and "Jesus of Nazareth" to see pious sentimentality. It does have sentiment in it, as well as pathos and comedy and the pace is thankfully faster than many "religious" films that are excruciatingly slow.
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