Absolute Power details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Laura Linney, Scott Glenn, Dennis Haysbert, Gene Hackman, Melora Hardin, Ed Harris, Judy Davis, Clint Eastwood, Judy Davis, E.G. Marshall|
|Collections:||Clint Eastwood, Clint Eastwood Movies, Pick of the week, Political Thrillers, Smart Thrillers|
|Run time:||1 hour 56 minutes|
|Rental release:||03 Apr 2000|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English, Italian|
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Absolute EastwoodBy ThomasKus (147 reviews) from Gloucester , 05 Aug 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]When a master thief's final strike makes him a witness in a high profile murder case he suddenly becomes the target of the police, the Secret Service and the victim's influential husband...
Clint Eastwood as an actor as well as a director appears to get better with age and this film is no exception. The script is both intelligent and filled with plenty of twists and turns, the performances of the collected Hollywood A-List are excellent throughout and the characters are well developed.
If you liked 'Mystic River' you will certainly like this one and vice versa. Get ready for a good night in...
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To the top!By Extra-medium (1 review) , 15 Oct 2012The conspiracy goes all the way to the top!! Are you excited yet? No? Why not? Could it be because this movie uses all the clichés and there's nothing enjoyable about it? Hmm, you must be one of those discerning customers.
Looking at how deep the casting bench is one wonders if this A-list vehicle got supervised by a committee of big-wigs to make sure it covered all the angles. The result is of course a boring and predictable plot with wooden characters.
And yet the makers decided the film wasn't predictable enough. Which is why they covered it with layers and layers of explanatory dialogue. No facial expression or photograph is allowed to convey any meaning to the viewer; instead you'll get very stunted dialogue explaining to you what the images are supposed to be saying to you. What's better than subtext? TEXT. No sub-. Actual words! In your ears! All the time!
Give this one a miss.
Nice one Clint!By a customer , 07 Jun 2012I really enjoyed this movie. An inteligent gently paced film due to good Direction, casting and acting. Definitely recommend watch this one!
Fairly pedestrianBy Naominome (1 review) , 20 May 2012Perfunctory and frustrating. There's a good movie in there that doesn't really get a chance to show itself. Some very strange editing choices and it feels like another 20 mins or so would have allowed it to make sense.
disappointed- clunky acting + stating the obviousBy a customer , 18 May 2012In my view over-rated. Some scenes of awkard clunky acting, considering the calibre of the cast. Quite slow moving in places and a lot of stating the obvious and overt moralising as if the viewer is something of a moron. I enjoy some of Eastwood's later films and directing efforts such as Gran Torino, but this was a disappointment.
Read The Book - The Movie's AwfulBy AndyTRex (18 reviews) , 24 Feb 2012It's the same old story...Great Book...terrible adaptation. Some of the early scenes are faithful to the book but the principal character of Jack Graham doesn't even appear in the film. The character played by Clint Eastwood is an important but 'supporting' character in the book. Only about 40% of the book is in the movie but worst still is the final third which is another story entirely!!
This would have been great if they filmed the book. As it is, it's full of plot holes and has clearly been re-written to give Clint Eastwood a starring vehicle. If you've nothing better to do - like the ironing or gardening - then give it a watch. I'd suggest you save the £2. 49.