House Of Sand And Fog details
|Starring:||Ben Kingsley, Ron Eldard, Jennifer Connelly, Kim Dickens, Frances Fisher|
House Of Sand And Fog
|Run time:||2 hours 1 minute|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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Brilliant, but very upsetting.By PhoebeV from Essex, England , 29 Aug 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This is an excellent film, very well acted, directed and written.
I think that the best way to watch this film is by thinking of it in terms of theatrical tragedy. Only drama can explore these deep emotions and not leave you feeling devastated. The problem here, is that the film is not a play and is so very believable.
However, in the dvd extras one of the actors commented that true tragedy only works if you are 100% immersed in the characters and the story. Therein lies the glory of this fantastic film.
Only please be warned, unless you are a cold emotional fish, this story will hit you hard!! Enjoy.
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Says a lot about lifeBy giffy (4 reviews) , 03 Nov 2013The kind of movie that just sticks in the mind - pretty depressing overall if true to life but definitely worth watching because the acting is superb.
Actions has consequencesBy PaulHappy (154 reviews) , 06 Apr 2013Typically wonderfully performance by Ben Kingsley, including a good one by Jennifer Connelly. This film follows the consequences of choices made and includes the combination of honour with other themes such as prejudice, guilt, betrayal, pride, selfishness, suffering and basically a clash of cultures - but in spite of this it also shows that humanity is deeper than cultural differences. It is also a movie about the struggles and issues that the characters confront and basically it is one of those films where there are no winners and where choices are made which set off a chain of events leading to unhappy consequences. This is a really rich movie with a lot to praise about it - well worth the watch
Always open your mailBy born2run (82 reviews) from Isles of Scilly , 19 Jan 2012Fairly close to the book and well acted. The music at times is a bit over the top - lots of soaring strings and so on, but all in all a decent film. Interesting in that your sympathies with the main characters shift around as the plot develops.
Awful waste of time, completely unbelievableBy yoyoegg (5 reviews) , 26 Nov 2011What an utter dirge, unbelievable premise, one wants to throttle Jennifer Connelly;s character within 5 minutes of the film starting and she becomes increasingly irritating after that, Ben do you need the money that badly? and why at the end when some true emotion shows we have to suffer a made for the american market scene of a Arab praying in English? An empty film with little to recommend it. This is my first review after 3 years, that is how bad this film is, made for TV channel 5 fodder
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To watch or not to watch! That is the question!By AndyHtoo (1 review) , 10 Nov 2011Really strong film. The goodies become the baddies and the baddies - probably my prejudices being set up by the director - turn out ot be the wronged party. A real tragedy, with the inevitability of a bad result growing all the time - like Hamlet. Don't watch with a hangover or otherwise depressed. It won't do anything for your mood!