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Awful. Never speak of this movie.
on April 30, 2014
Horribly acted - as if the actors were in a farce, but instead they all severly over-act, and at a glacial pace. Dumb and obvious. Boring. James Spader, who is an acting genius, appears confused and embarrassed. Constantly crouching and running, like Groucho but without the swagger, Spader seems more like he's trying to hide from the camera. And for good reason. He, and the other actors, probably signed on the dotted line, and the next thing they new they were in front of a director who had no idea what he was doing -- from flat lighting and static camera to overwrought sex scenes of people pretending to be passionate but obviously just lamely going through stage directions in the script. So many great films out there can't be seen on Amazon, or Netflix, or Hulu, etc, which means garbage like this floats to the top. Flush it.