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It is a tale told by an
Full of sound and fury
While this is a line from Macbeth, written in the 16th
Century, Shakespeareís words constitute a concise critique of this film.
Writer director Terrence Malick is the master of bore, and this is his
bÍte noire. The man who made a bloodthirsty war movie, The
Thin Red Line (1998) into a sleepfest has outdone himself here.
Starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, and Javier Bardem,
this is a nonsensical, exercise in directorial egotism. While production
notes try to explain what itís about, no story unfolds onscreen for the
This is an incoherent jumble of scenes, each of which is totally
unrelated to what precedes and what follows. At times it seems like a
cinematographer gone mad as each shot seems to be inserted in the movie
just because it is a good shot of scenery, or of a star walking along
with his or her reflection in a window, or rushing water, or interesting
angles. But the scenes mean nothing and have little or no connection
with the story, you should pardon the expression, or the characters.
And, of course, since this is Terrence Malick, there are innumerable
shots of people thinkingÖand thinkingÖand thinkingÖ
McAdams is listed as a costar, but itís unlikely that she appears on the
screen for more than five minutes. Itís mostly a silent film because
nobody says much of anything. In fact, I would bet that there are more
words in this review than are spoken in the entire two hour film.
Characters suddenly appear that youíve never seen before and donít see
again. Nothing makes any sense.
seen a lot of awful movies, mostly in a room full of critics. But this
is the first movie Iíve ever seen where the critics were rushing for the
doors as soon as the film ended volunteering comments ranging from bad
to awful, laughing at the absurdity of it all.
is not the worst film ever made, itís certainly one of the most boring.