Cassandra's Dream details
|Formats:||12 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell, Tom Wilkinson, Hayley Atwell, Sally Hawkins, Mark Umbers, Tamzin Outhwaite, Andrew Howard, Clare Higgins, Phil Davis, Jim Carter, Jim Carter, John Benfield|
|Collections:||HD Drama, HD Dramatic Movies, HD Films, Urban Jungle, Woody Allen|
|1hr 43 mins||12|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 43 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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Poor WoodyBy Stiofan (38 reviews) from Oxford , 14 Jun 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]Woody Allen's third London murder story in a row but without the style or suspense of 'Match Point' or the humour (or Allen himself) of 'Scoop'. In fact, no clue that this is a Woody Allen film at all apart from his name on the credits. The dialogue and acting are poor, the accents dodgy. Only the locations look good. A great disappointment.
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Fresh and pithy.By ThePagan (10 reviews) from WORTHING , 16 Dec 2013A really fine film. Woody Allen has to do a lot to keep his films away from the 'Classic' style of his own creation and in this film he manages to avoid the cliches that his audience can be too forgiving about. This is as close to a modern audience will get to classic Greek tragedy, Allen does avoid easy Freudian allusions and produces a work that integrates enough truth to be thought over for a couple of days at least. Initially I felt pangs for Allen's earlier style but as I continued to watch i appreciated Allen exploring development of character and structure with new gusto.
Complete waste of timeBy Katya1 (52 reviews) , 06 Dec 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]I rarely give up on films, but not even half way through, I started reading some of the other reviews and reckoned this film was probably a complete waste of time, so flicked through the rest of it. It didn't seem to get any better. Shame - it was truly awful.
Only watch ironicallyBy Djata (3 reviews) , 29 Nov 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideTerrible acting, terrible script, terrible continuity and hugely entertaining for that. Cringe as the focus of the story shifts for no reason, guffaw when McEwan's gf screams 'I'm ambitious' stare incredulously as Farrels addiction problem appears from nowhere and marvel at the dialogue of the uncle in the scene under the tree. Woody Allen is well known for his comedy and has unintentionally presided over one of the funniest film's I have ever watched,
1h 43m Too long.By Wombat00 (1 review) , 21 Nov 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI've watched more entertaining ITV dramas from the 80's than this. An average plot and disappointing end. Move along, nothing the seen here.
This is actually a very good film!By Woolbridge (16 reviews) , 17 Nov 2013This is actually a very good film. I am not sure why so many critics slated it. An excellent sound track by Philip Glass gives the London locations a dramatic ominous feel. With sterling performances from McGregor and Farrell together with a good story, which is told well. I think a lot of people who hated this film are Brit, London types who felt the characters were not believable. But as someone who has lived in London for half a century I could not see what they objected to.