Saturday, November 10, 2007

Not Really One For The Clippings File

From Manohla Dargis's review of Lions for Lambs:

Mr. Cruise pours on his characteristic intensity and lights up the board with alternating flashes of charm, sincerity, gravity, indignation and outrage. Every mood feels phony, a total put-on …


Maybe not so bad. He is, after all, portraying a U.S. Senator. Here's the rest of that last sentence:

… which works well for a character delivering a self-conscious, constructed performance.

1 comment:

John Evo said...

Check out this review
from The Young Turks. Makes me want to see it. I would never judge a movie based on the fact that Cruise is in it - I'd miss a lot of good movies that way!