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Old 12-23-2007, 06:45 PM   #16
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hey, ol' sour puss is back

this movie got a good review from public radio

and I did catch some bits and pieces on the history channel last night (i did tivo -it)

so I do want to see it
I guess my first reaction was because
I am so conflicted with the whole Afghanistan mess

I not sure I see this guy as a hero
for setting up an environment that let to 9-11
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Old 12-23-2007, 06:55 PM   #17
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I just talked to my sister and we are going to see this AND The Bucket List next week!
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Charlie
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:16 PM   #19
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I not sure I see this guy as a hero
for setting up an environment that let to 9-11

The end of the movie really addresses that. I won't give anything away though.

I think you'll like it.
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:42 PM   #20
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ah - yes


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ah - yes


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Fuck Tom Hanks, but <3 Aaron Sorkin and his steady-cam TV warm goodness.

I'll see it because Sorkin is involved in it.
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Old 12-25-2007, 08:13 PM   #23
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I saw this today and HATED it!

I honestly don't understand the hype about this movie. I saw it today and just wanted to take a nap through most of it. Granted, I hate Tom Hanks with a passion but I still generally see most of his movies as my family adores him. I usually end up enjoying the movie he's in but generally he's the last actor on earth I want to see. I didn't think this movie was anything spectacular at all.

I was completley lost on Julia Roberts' character from the very start. They lost me a few times during this movie. Unless you know about the subject matter before you see it, then it just doesn't make much sense. I felt like the writers of this film assumed you knew everything.

Awful, awful, awful.

My mom said this movie is up for awards for film of the year. Is that true? If so then I'm glad I didn't waste any money going to movies this year if this is as good as it got in 2007.
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Go read about the cold war on wikipedia or something. The movie assumes you have some basic knowledge about it, which most people do.
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Right, it was written with the assumption that those who would go to see it would have some basic knowledge of events in the Cold War

Having an understanding of world events is crucial to enjoy this film.
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I will agree with you that maybe I should have done my homework before I left the house today. I go to school full time and work 2 jobs so I have little time for anything, including even reading up on a movie review for something I'm about to see. Christmas day is movie day in my family. The only thing I knew about the movie I was going to today was that Tom Hanks was in it. I didn't even know the title of the movie until we got to the theater. So my fault I guess. I still don't think I would have thought it was a spectacular movie in terms of acting even if I would have read up on it before.
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crap. I don't even know why I bother to post in these threads because then I have to explain myself.
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I saw the movie tonight, and I thought it was pretty good. I had an understanding of the Cold War and the USSR invading Afghanistan and all, so I was able to follow it. There were some funny lines in it. I don't think Julia Roberts should've been billed second to Tom Hanks when she wasn't in the movie much. Yes, she is super famous, and her character played a big role in the film, but still.
Anyway, I thought it was pretty good.

8 out of 10
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Saw this movie, and it lost my interest on and off throughout the film so I Felt it was too long. I have little knowledge of the Cold War so if I knew more I probably would have gotten more of this film. I give it a 6 out of 10. Too bad Julia Roberts didn't have more screen time in the movie, I like her and she usually chooses great roles to play. This one......meh.
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It's funny you thought it was too long because it's only 90 minutes! I thought it was too short.
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