Thursday, 30 September 2010

Movies Seen: A Perfect Getaway, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

A 2009 suspense thriller directed by David Twohy. A couple (Steve Zahn & Milla Jovovich) on their Honeymoon in Hawaii suspect that other couples they encounter on a camping trip are serial killers.
Not bad at all. Unlike a lot of second-rate thrillers these days, this film has a riveting story, good direction & strong characters that you care about. And Timothy Olyphant (Die Hard 4.0, The Girl Next Door) is highly entertaining and looks like he's having a lot of fun with his role.

A 2007 film directed by Andrew Dominik, based on Ron Hansen's 1983 book, which is based on the true story of Jesse James' assassination, with a focus on strong characters and personal relationships rather than typical 'western-style' events.

A bit slow at first, and that along with Brad Pitt's deadpan expressions leave you with initial misconceptions about the film, but you won't have any regrets when you watch it till the immensely satisfying end. Excellent cinematography and acting. Sam Rockwell is always a pleasure to watch, but the real scene stealer in this picture is Casey Affleck, who does a shifty, nervous and yet enraptured Robert Ford.

By the way, movie buffs will be interested in the fact that Steve Zahn and Casey Affleck appeared together in Race the Sun (1996).


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