|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Molly Parker, Ben Affleck, Kathleen Robertson, Adrien Brody, Robin Tunney, Diane Lane|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Hidden Gems, Incredible Indies, Just Arrived, Matt Damon & Ben Affleck, Top Cops|
|2hrs 1 min||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||2 hours 1 minute|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
A detective examines the mysterious death of George Reeves, TV's Superman.
Most helpful review
ATMOSPHERICBy Kermode (39 reviews) from Aberdare , 19 Jan 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Fifty's film noir with Adrien
Brody very sensitive performance as a down at
heel private eye investigating
the death of Superman actor.
Very slow paced ,though excellent performances by
Affleck and Lane, with a tremendous small role for
Bob Hoskins. The film certainly captures the time with its film studios and movie star mansions scenes, but it is flawed effort
and could have been a classic if the screenplay was
a lot sronger.
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A little disappointingBy Elliekawaii (2 reviews) from London , 04 Apr 2009I think I misunderstood the genre to which this particular film belonged. It was a 50s film noir based loosely on a true story but I was expecting some sort of thriller. Adrien Brody put forward a beautiful performance as always; one could very much relate to his colourful but realistic character. Ben Affleck's performance was somewhat lacking, but I wasn't really expecting much. The ending came too soon, not that I wanted the film to go on any longer, but rather that it felt unconcluded and abrupt. Worth a go for Brody fans.
atmosphericBy duke51 (142 reviews) from Peterlee , 13 Mar 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThe story of George Reeves,the actor who plyed superman on USTV.Told in flash back and cut between a parrell story of a private detective played by Adrian Brodie.The film tries hard to recreate the ambience of 1950s hollywood and it scores highly here.The actors do their best,however as a film it doesn't really work,due to a weak script.However anyone interested in old movies who doesn't mind modern movie language will find it interesting
HollywoodlandBy CAROL1 (203 reviews) from Pontefract , 27 Feb 2009A nice film to watch for all the family
boring and longBy wonderwall1983 (40 reviews) from Bromley , 12 Feb 2009very boring could have been so much better and once again they use a cockney bloke (bob hoskins) to play an american so many american actors out there why choose him his american accent is as bad as (dick van dykes) cockney accent in mary poppins.
see it if you want to depressed.
AveragemanBy a customer from Sheffield , 02 Feb 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThis isn't an inherently bad film, and is as much about the PI character sorting his life out as solving the mystery. I knew the background of the story, so wasn't upset by the ending. I sometimes prefer not everything to be neatly wrapped up anyway. There are some strong performances in the film, and it seems to capture the feeling of that era quite well. Two hours is quite a long time, and the pace is perhaps a wee bit slow, but it's an enjoyable enough yarn all the same.