Lynn’s Druthers Marathon, part 9
Length: 137 minutes
Director: Edward Zwick
Writers: Clayton Frohman & Edward Zwick, based on a book by Nechama Tec
Starring: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell
Music: James Newton Howard
Oscars: nomination for Best Score
I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), yesterday
Synopsis: Belarussian Jews hide from Nazis in a forest
Characters: It is an amazing feat that they have accomplished: making WWII Jews unsympathetic. Bravo.
Acting: Silly accents!
Music: This is weird. It’s really good music, but somehow when it’s paired with this movie… the juxtaposition of shit (dramatically) and pathos (musically) comes across as funny. Like this movie’s a parody of Oscar bait.
Subjective Rating: 3/10 (Bad, ). Oh, Edward Zwick. He saw Schindler’s List, Braveheart and Come and See and wanted to make those movies, but he forgot that he’s Edward Zwick. All the tedium of a melancholy art film, and all the craft and depth of a B-grade action flick. Poor Daniel Craig just wanted to kick some Nazi ass…
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