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Flash525

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#1 9 years ago

I did a search for the film before I started this, the results came back empty (much to my surprise). Anyway, the film is Clint Eastwood's latest, and I've not long finished watching it; I give it a solid 8/10, and will only deduct two points, which I'll explain: The first deducted point:

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Is how they dealt with those gang members. Granted they done it well, but (in reality) they'll only serve so many years, then will be released to once again cause chaos in the neighborhood). Should they have been killed off? Perhaps.. I think though, that whilst I didn't like the fact that they weren't, the film was done well enough to accept the result.

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I thought that some of the acting was quite poor, especially by the various Asian actors. Some parts even seemed dubbed (I'm not sure if they were or not, they just seemed such).

All in all though, a damn solid movie. Asked a lot of moral questions, and we was given a surprising ending (which I honestly didn't see coming). I'll be honest too, I almost felt upset when the ending happened. Few films have made me feel like that, though this was one of them. Even if not an Eastwood fan, I'd recommend this movie to each and every one of you. You may not like or appreciate it, but I do think it is worth a watch.




Badha1rday

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#2 9 years ago

Well they each

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Killed a person, so that's a murder charge, they might get life in prison for it.



Flash525

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#3 9 years ago

By 'they' I assume you mean the gangsters? Perhaps in the US, things are different, but over here in the UK, it seems out prison sentences are somewhat relaxed. We have the 'life imprisonment' but many people have gotten out early for 'good behavior' and the like. The British Justice System does take the piss a bit at times.




Badha1rday

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#4 9 years ago

Yeah, we let out sometimes for good behavior. Not for guys who are going to be pricks in prison, like these gang members though. They're screwed.




Oblivious

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#5 9 years ago

8/10 (agree)

I was impressed when I saw this months ago. I too found the ending surprising, and that's a good thing. Eastwood always delivers.

I can only hope when I become old(er) and grouchy(er) that I'll have the same "I'm too old to put up with this nonsense" type of attitude. :smokin:




Warborg

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#6 9 years ago

I haven't seen it but I'll give it an 8/10 for the car




The_Geek_With_The_Gun

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#7 9 years ago

I personally loved the movie (I watched it when it was in theaters). I agree about some of the acting being sub-par. But Eastwood did an incredible job. The ending kinda surprised me as well but it was believable and gave the Walt's character more depth than if

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He had just gone in and killed everyone.



Flash525

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#8 9 years ago
The_Geek_With_The_Gun;4950646The ending kinda surprised me as well but it was believable and gave the Walt's character more depth than if
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He had just gone in and killed everyone.

I'd have to agree with that, thinking about it now. If it had happened that way, I figure the film would have been 'cut short' so to speak. I know it was leading up to him going to see the gang, but I never expected it to go down how it did.




The_Geek_With_The_Gun

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#9 9 years ago

Yeah i didn't see it coming. it was a nice surprise though.




Sadim-Al-Bouncer

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#10 9 years ago

I thought the movie was pretty good and gets a 9/10. The ending could've been better though. I thought he was pulling ou a grenade (which wold've been cool), not a lighter.




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