A Common Man
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The movie loosely held my interest in spite of the low action level and twist I had figured out after the first 10 minutes. The main problem is that the idea that Kinsley's actions represent "the common man." Certainly his views are reflective of a large portion of the population, but for me, I prefer the statement, "It is not about who they are, but it is about who we are." This film makes me cringe to think about who we are.
The message of this film should have appeal to those typically associated with right wing views. Might make for a rental for those who want to watch an "action/thriller" that is more of a drama.
Parental Guide: 1 f-bomb. No sex or nudity.
The movie begins with promise. Set in Sri Lanka, the story opens as Kingsley travels around town leaving suspicious bags (we'll soon learn that they are bombs) in various public locales like a shopping mall and a train. The last one, he even takes into a police station. He then places a call to the officer in charge (Cross) and warns him of the explosives. After helping them deactivate the bomb in their own office, Kingsley is taken very seriously as he warns of the other devices about town. His demands are simple. Release several prominent terrorists from prison and he'll reward them with the locations they need to save countless lives. He is also using the local media to put pressure on the police. Why is he doing these things? Will his demands be met? What is the motivation? I'm telling you, it's a great story. Everything else, though, is painfully inept.Read more ›
Yes, it's about a terrorist who plans to set off five bombs in a city but that city is in Sri Lanka, where the film was produced. And the film is obviously dubbed - and poorly, since the actors lips are still moving after they speak, and there are no accents for the Sri Lankan actors.
I tried to watch this 87 minute film but gave up after 20 minutes because of the poor dubbing. Obviously both Kingsley and Cross were offered some quick money to make this film. Don't go looking for great acting here.
There are no bonus features here except for a few trailers of other action films being distributed by Anchor Bay.
I hope you found this review both informative and helpful.
All they do is cause us more problems with their stupid sophistries they utilize while doing nothing more other than protecting their personal and corporate interests instead of the common persons interests which is what it's supposed to be all about isn't it?.
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I'm not sure whether this movie is produced for the local audience. The message the director trying to convey is great. But overall production is not impressive.Published on September 22, 2013 by Nish75
"A Common Man" (2013) is not just a bad film. It is a bad film that could have been infinitely better with someone who knows how to direct a thriller. Read morePublished on September 17, 2013 by Amazon Customer
If you were expecting Sexy Beast turn around, don't spend your money, and go home. This resembles a made-for-TV movie and Ben Kingsley looks like a man under deep hypnosis who... Read morePublished on September 9, 2013 by Conan
Twenty words will be almost difficult to waste on such a film let alone the $3.99 I wasted on the rental and time spent sitting through that mess. Read morePublished on August 24, 2013 by T2
Alright so this film gets a LOT of flak for being bad. Bad film making. Poorly acted. Poor ADR dubbing/editing. A weak script. Low budget. So be it. I'll give it that. Read morePublished on August 6, 2013 by Dave C.
Why did Sir Kingsley take this role? The other actors are B actors, the plot is good but the other actors make the film a bore.Published on July 29, 2013 by Geoffrey P.
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