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Despite vulgarity, worth watching for performances and more
on March 4, 2017
I'm not a fan of gratuitous profanity or body parts/functions humor, i.e. farts, references to elimination, sex acts, who can p*ss the farthest, fisting, cutting off balls, etc. Those aspects set my teeth on edge, but the plot is so inventive, and the performances so uniformly good that I enjoyed this in spite of them. The opening was great- I laughed heartily at the fake movie reviews of the individual actors' past efforts (especially the one with Robert Downey Jr. and Toby McGuire, hilarious). In a nutshell, what was best about this movie for me were the performances, the acting range evinced by all concerned, but especially Robert Downey Jr. and Jack Black (even though Black was REALLY crude when playing his "real" self). Downey Jr. was fascinating. Ditto with Tom Cruise's CREEPY chairman of the board. Hard to believe suave Cruise could be so... repellent. Dynamic acting, loads of chemistry between the leads, inventive filmmaking, good cinematography, great action scenes, recommended!