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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Woody's RegressionBy a customer from Hove , 25 Oct 2008I thought Match Point was bad enough. But this is really the nadir in the Woody Allen canon. Awful stuff! Where to begin? The dodgy accents? The stagey, unnatural dialogue? The poor sound and flat lighting? Dull camera work? Two-dimensional characterisation? Lazy, unimaginative and ill-considered direction?
Woody - please, no more films in England. Or, simply, please no more films. Before you ruin your backlist reputation for good.
Oh dearBy a customer from London , 24 Oct 2008This was terrible ! It's so obvious when an actor is concentrating on the accent at the expense of their normal reallism and emotional depth. That for me just made this film unwatchable. The night before I had watched Farrell in In Bruges acting in his natural accent and it was just so much more than this performance as a Laandan car mechanic. Ewan Mcgregor just spent the whole film 'acting' . It was a mess
Surprisingly goodBy a customer from London, England , 23 Oct 2008Woody Allen's third British movie was crucified by the critics, so it's going to take a strong person to rent this on the back of their reviews. I was pleasantly surprised, though, because it's a tight, well-thought-out thriller boasting one super performance from Ewan McGregor, a brilliant score from Philip Glass, and a rather well done general atmosphere, tapping in with some presience to London's get-rich-quick amorality.
McGregor and Colin Farrell want their share of the pie, and when wealthy uncle Tom Wilkinson suggests murder could be their ticket to the high life, both start thinking different thoughts. It's a simple enough tale,reminiscent of the Dostoevsky-lite which Woody has explored in other pictures ('Crimes and misdemeanours' and 'Match point', for instance), but developed with a clinical, tense logicality which absorbs the viewer.
Take a chance: I liked it.
Cassandra's NightmareBy DLavery (1 review) from London , 18 Oct 2008DEAR GOD! An awful film. I was serioulsy dissapointed from start to end. Unbeleivable script, extremely painful accents and acting that I'm sure (the usually excellent) Messers MacGregor and Farrell will not look back on with pride. It looked as this film was shot over a weekend with actors hurrying and trampling over the lines. I have only ever switched off one film before the end, this one was extremely close....
Cassandra's DreamBy bellah (1 review) from Birmingham , 18 Oct 2008Do not watch this film its the worst i have ever had to sit through. Colin Farrell seems very confused with several accent's coming through, and Ewan McGreggor sounds more like Frank Spencer.
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