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WMR
10-15-2006, 03:08 PM
94% positive on www.rottentomatoes.com

I've heard it compared favorably to Goodfellas.

Anybody seen it yet? Your impressions?

KronoRed
10-15-2006, 03:44 PM
It certainly has a great cast going for it..looks interesting

Reds Fanatic
10-15-2006, 03:52 PM
I saw it. It is very good by the far the best movie I have seen this year. A great cast and a great director. I highly recommend this movie.

cincinnati chili
10-15-2006, 03:57 PM
I saw it on Friday night. Very good. Very violent, and I don't usually gravitate to that sort of thing.

Personally, I'm going to take Leo DiCaprio a lot more seriously after his performance in this movie. Some of the locals criticized Matt Damon's accent, which is interesting, because Damon is from metro Boston and DiCaprio is not. Everybody is great, IMO. But Mark Wahlberg got the privilege of delivering the best lines. The female lead has a part that's kinda underdeveloped, which may have been a product of editing (as the movie is already nearly 3 hours). But it's still very good, and outstanding in some ways.

For those who have seen it (or will see it), the city views of Matt Damon's Boston Common apartment were shot on the top floor of my law school (from the library). As I type this post, I'm looking at almost the identical view you see in the movie (dome of the state house, etc). Damon feigns being a student at my law school to get a date with the good-looking shrink.

wolfboy
10-15-2006, 05:35 PM
I saw the movie last weekend when it opened. I really enjoyed the film. I thought it operated more as an action/cop thriller versus the rich story telling I've grown accustomed to in Scorsese films. With Scorsese as the director, and a cast like that, my expectations may have been too high. I would still recommend it to anyone that is interested. I especially enjoyed Jack Nicholson in the film.

As a side note, a good friend of mine, and occasional lurker on the board, is in the film. It was a small part, but he was definately more than a quick blip in the background. It was strange seeing a three story close up of one of my best friends on screen.

kbrake
10-16-2006, 09:39 AM
Went and saw the movie last night and absolutely loved it.

Aceking
10-16-2006, 10:25 AM
I haven't seen it yet... but if anyone's having trouble taking DiCaprio seriously... rent The Aviator. One of the most underhyped and underrated films i've ever seen. It was fantastic.

cincinnati chili
10-18-2006, 01:49 AM
I haven't seen it yet... but if anyone's having trouble taking DiCaprio seriously... rent The Aviator. One of the most underhyped and underrated films i've ever seen. It was fantastic.

Can a movie nominated for best picture and grossing over $200 million worldwide be underhyped?

I saw the first half of the Aviator, and I thought DiCaprio was fine once I got over the Texas accent. However, I wasn't convinced that he was anything special. But I thought played the role as well as it could be played in The Departed.

wolfboy
10-18-2006, 10:14 AM
Can a movie nominated for best picture and grossing over $200 million worldwide be underhyped?

I saw the first half of the Aviator, and I thought DiCaprio was fine once I got over the Texas accent. However, I wasn't convinced that he was anything special. But I thought played the role as well as it could be played in The Departed.

I was very impressed with his acting in the Departed. I think it is funny that those in Boston were not impressed with Damon's accent.

Razor Shines
10-19-2006, 01:17 AM
"She fell funny." I loved this movie. Hollywood should take notice that this is how you make a movie. No message, just entertainment. My wife doesn't really like violent movies, but she loved this movie and even wants to see it again. I highly recommend it.

Raisor
10-19-2006, 01:40 PM
I saw it yesterday, great great movie.

The rest of the audience was really into it. Marky Mark's last scene (no spoilers here! No sir!) got people to actually cheer (those sick puppies).

I'm probably going to be dropping f-bombs for a week, because I'm a week kneed american consumer that is influenced by pop culture.

BUTLER REDSFAN
10-21-2006, 11:34 AM
hate to be a party-pooper here but really is this all scorcese can do-goodfellas,casino,the departed....i'm sure they are well done movies but its 3 hours of guys yelling mutha----- every other word and somebody being shot every 3 minutes...scorcese move on to something else

gonelong
10-21-2006, 12:32 PM
hate to be a party-pooper here but really is this all scorcese can do-goodfellas,casino,the departed....i'm sure they are well done movies but its 3 hours of guys yelling mutha----- every other word and somebody being shot every 3 minutes...scorcese move on to something else


I saw it a couple of days ago. It pales in comparison to GoodFellas.

Entertaining, but nothing special IMO.

GL

WMR
10-21-2006, 04:34 PM
I saw it a couple of days ago. It pales in comparison to GoodFellas.

Entertaining, but nothing special IMO.

GL

Hafta agree on the Goodfellas comparison.

I'd rate it a bit more than just entertaining, however. Definitely a great movie in my book.