The Crossing Guard details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Jack Nicholson, David Morse, Robin Wright, Anjelica Huston|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
The Crossing Guard
|Run time:||1 hour 46 minutes|
|Rental release:||15 Jun 2006|
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A brilliantly ...By Clair#6 from BATH , 05 Mar 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]A brilliantly sympathetic film in which Jack Nicholson will tug at your heart as a man destroying himself over the death of his daughter. Beautifully filmed, wonderful direction by Sean Penn, this is not to be missed.
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Slow, morose but with flashes of excellenceBy Duzzbob (183 reviews) from Bexleyheath , 22 Dec 2009This is another dark and downbeat film from Sean Penn, with Jack Nicholson playing a grieving father who is struggling to come to terms with the death of his daughter to a drink drive accident. Without the all star cast of Nicholson, Robin Wright, Angelica Huston and David Morse this would have been stratight to DVD - in fact the direction sometimes feels like a made-for-TV movie but the acting just takes it up a notch from that. If you liked The Pledge, a film that Penn made with Nicholson and his wife 6 years after this then The Crossing Guard is worth a look. Whilst you get the sense that he is finding his feet here, there are still signs that Sean Penn is a Director to keep your eye on.
A heart-broken, broken JackBy Jazzman (35 reviews) from Ruthin , 19 Sep 2009While parts of this film are tried on for size - then don't quite fit - Penn directs a real indepth story that will connect with most people. Jack plays a man who (we suspect) was never that nice in the first place and is made worse after the death of his daughter by a drunken driver, played really well by a remoresful David Morse, racked with quilt and unable to move on when released from prison.
Jack seems at home touring the low life strip joints, with over loud buddies and too much booze - so his outlook on life and how he feels about the hand lady fate has dealt is - well confused!. He jumps from sad to angry & back again, spitting out to anyone in range. The ending is touching but then goes OTT on the heartstrings music; just about avoids passing the sick bucket!. Overall though good, stong performances from all the main players.
The Crossing GuardBy a customer from Leicester , 15 Jul 2009This is not a reflection on this film, but I simply can't remember watching it.
The Crossing GuardBy mdridley (104 reviews) from Catterick, United Kingdom , 10 Dec 2007Sombre drama. Sean Penn tackles the dark, complex subject matter here maturely and with unflinching seriousness. Amid the overt sadness, Penn maintains a brooding tone and baleful mood expertly throughout. The Crossing Guard is gradually paced but suitably so. Jack Nicholson is magnetic on screen, Anjelica Huston is exceptional and David Morse is the best I've ever seen him. This is demanding but ultimately satisfying viewing.
Crossing GuardBy a customer from Poole, Dorset , 27 Apr 2006Its very heavy going - lots of emotional scenes but stick with it as its a very good film. David Morse & Jack Nicholson were excellent.