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This movie attacks the tired old idea of 'is ESP real? With those who need to believe as opposed to those that see naivety at best, or a down right con at worst' with new dynamism, new concepts and explanations. Not a single shot of the movie is redundant or a 'filler' shot. There are none of the 'excessive scary movie' theatrics to keep you on edge of your seat.
It has the right narrative, with what I believe to be the right actors and the right scenes to take you where it wants to take you. There is misdirection and the odd McGuffin peppered here, and there has some clever twists in the tale.
This is a 'clever' movie, doesn't spell out everything for you, and makes you want to watch it carefully so as to not miss a thing. I had not heard much about this before it came out, and I was enticed by the actor set-up, as I had recently been watching lots of Cillian Murphy films. So I decided based on this to go see this film, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised if you liked, and hate to sound clichéd here, the film inception - with the whole playing with your mind thing, then you will like this movie, for me it is a thriller worthy of at least 4 stars.
I have seen and read a number of very negative reviews where people didn't get or felt cheated, I do not wish to sound sarcastic, but I'm not sure they watching the same movie as I was.
For more of a plot over view please see Ms R Hoseason's review, that describes it very well.
All in all great story, which really kept me in captivated, I will be checking out the DVD when it is out, and look forward to the extras. If the film is still out release then I would recommend seeing on the big screen
The thing that makes this thriller so great, is that unlike most of the movies made under the genera, the first half doesn't suffer to make the final half that much more shocking/amazing. This movie had me hooked from the start until the end without wasting a moment. Each scene was tense and did its job. The concept alone was enough to get me interested but they throw curve ball after curve ball to keep you that much more invested and it worked without fault. Nothing in the movie felt at all cheesy or forced. It had a very natural flow about it.
Now if you have heard anything about the movie you probably know that some people are loving the ending and others are hating the ending. I am without a doubt one of the people who love it. Not just "the reveal" was amazing but the whole final 10-15 minutes was phenomenal and memorable. It felt real and very satisfying.
So please see this movie. It deserves so much more credit then its getting and I hope you will be able to see the movie for what it is and truly appreciate it like I do.
The movie is just fantastic! Is the kind of movie that you must watch at least twice. Sigourney Weaver is outstanding playing a professor (Margaret Matheson) who tries to debunk all supernatural claims, against a ruthless De Niro who is Simon Silver a powerful blind psychic. Together with her assistant Tom (Cillian Murphy) they try to prove that De Niro is a charlatan. Murphy's contribution in the first half of the movie is small. However, he takes over the entire movie in the second part with an outstanding performance. Elizabeth Olson's role in the movie is minimal.
Throughout the entire movie I had the impression that I was missing something. Something was not connecting. Just until the end when everything makes sense. Then I watched it again and I realized that I didn't paid attention to too many details the first time. Then, there is De Niro's acting. I have never seen De Niro acting poorly. I have seen De Niro in bad movies (i.e. Machete), but I have never seen De Niro acting poorly. In this movie, where he plays the role of a blind totally ruthless psychic, the first thing that comes to mind is a comparison with the outstanding performance of Al Pacino playing a blind eccentric U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel (Frank Slade) in "Scent of Woman". Pacino was rewarded with the Oscar for his great performance and is totally justified.Read more ›
I wouldn't recommend this movie.
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I thought I was going to hate this movie - but it kept us guessing the entire time, and had an ending that really made us think!Published 21 days ago by LindsayBobJ
A trainwreck from beginning to end. The story is hard to follow, the direction is sloppy, and the ending is boring and pointless. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ian
I didn't like this film visually, but there were moments I liked--especially the explanation of "psychic" tricks and some of the interactions Weaver's researcher character... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mir
This was strangely fascinating and the twist at the end is worth the watch. It surprised me, which isn't easy to do.Published 3 months ago by Anita Rodgers
this movie made you think.. i believe you have to watch it twicePublished 4 months ago by Arriba Doychee
I thought the movie was pretty good but maybe a bit slow and nebulous.Published 4 months ago by Birder