“It might look like I’m enjoying this, and maybe I am in a way… but believe me, I’d be happy to stop breaking your fingers. Now would you please start talking!!!” – Mickey
Number of Times Seen – 1 (26 Jan 2014)
Brief Synopsis – A detective and a distraught father both search for a criminal who abducted and murdered a little girl. The question is what will they do with him when they find him.
My Take on it – I heard about this movie a few months ago and have wanted to see it ever since.
Quentin Tarantino (and Eric at the IPC) says that this is the best movie of the year. I don’t know if I’d go that far, but it is a very good movie.
It doesn’t surprise me so much that QT loves this movie since it reminded me quite often of his body of work. There was even a scene where one of the character discusses torture and says a line very similar to something Mr. White says in Reservoir Dogs (1992).
The characters here are complex, but not in a way that one would presume. They are complex not because we know so much about them, but rather because we know so little about them. Each of the main characters have problems in their lives and when they find a way to try and “even the score” they do so without any qualms about doing it.
This movie is from Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, two filmmakers on the recently expanding list of extraordinary Israeli filmmakers and they are starting to make a large impression on a global audience.
As most of you know, I’m not a fan of movies where I MUST read the subtitles, but since I live in Israel and understand Hebrew, that wasn’t a problem for me this time 🙂
What’s interesting is that when I looked at the English subtitles there were numerous times that the translations were just laughable.
Regardless, this is a really well done thriller in Tarantinoesque form!
Bottom Line – Very good thriller. Extremely Tarantinoesque, but it still works well. Recommended!
Rating – Globe Worthy
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Well – at least you liked it!!
It was hard not to… 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and commenting Eric
Nice review. But I’m still not watching this, no matter what you & Eric say. ; )
oops. forgot to mention the unicorns in the movie 🙂
Not good enough. I need rainbows too. ; )
ah…. there was only one 🙂
You know, Cinema Parrot Disco, I don’t think you’ll enjoy this EXCELLENT movie, but I WILL tie you up and make you watch Night of the Creeps and Top Secret. Take that to the bank, lady.
Lol. I’ll watch those at some point… ; )
………… or else………………..
What if I tell you to watch it too!? If you don’t, Eric, Rob, and myself will go on a leg-breaking mission. We’ve done it for this flick before!
By the way, happy to hear you like this one Rob. Outstanding horror/thriller, cool stuff, bud :).
Lol. Eric & Rob would never hurt me. : (
Eric might! Lol, hey, I would never hurt you also, why do you think I’m so ruthless ;).
Thanks for stopping by and commenting Joseph.
Sorry, but T9M is under my protection, no leg breaking will be possible 🙂
Fine, how about a little blow torch? ;).
Man, I have been seeing this film everywhere, now. I liked your review and now I am even more stoked for it. Thanks and good job!
I enjoyed it. Hope you do too.
Would love to hear your thoughts after you see it
I’m hearing so many good things about this! I doubt it’ll come to my local theater, but apparently I must see it when it comes out on DVD. Nice that you didn’t have to worry about subtitles for this one! 🙂
Yep, loved not having to worry about the subtitles here. Yep, it isn’t a movie that needs to be seen in the theater.
Thanks for commenting
Excellent review! This is a film I am really looking forward to seeing!
Thanks Zoe. Looking forward to hearing what everyone else thinks of this one.
Appreciate the comment
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