Seedy, cold, and quietly vicious, Eastern Promises explores characters more than story, but it's a rich, complex world they inhabit.
Tag: Viggo Mortensen
Classier than most drug/crime dramas, Carlito's Way brings a vintage feel to a genre that turned toward merciless violence, but that doesn't mean it works either.
Frodo's heroism succeeds among Return of the King's endless fighting - and yet he never kills anything himself, a true pacifist's fable.
The Two Towers is an unusually optimistic middle chapter, imperfect, if ensuring Frodo is a notable, memorable hero.
While time sapped the visual effect's prowess, at its heart, The Fellowship of the Ring maintains its raw fantasy, and works in the now as it did when first …
For a film that moves at a languid pace, the complex narrative seemingly cuts out important bridging scenes that would have made it more enjoyable and easier to follow
There is little that can compare to the scale on display here, and that will ensure the film lasts and carries the same appeal for future generations.
Two Towers is allowed to astound audiences from the beginning, the fantastic brawl as Gandolf battles the flaming demon Balrog while falling down a pit a visual feast.
Fellowship is a film that is both too long and too short.
Mortensen is on the edge, obsessed with keeping his son alive, although even he seems to question why.
History of Violence opens in a idyllic small town, where the local sheriff eats at the town diner. Here works Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen), your average father and husband, …
Hidalgo, from director Joe Johnston (October Sky), feels like something made in the golden era of the epic adventure movie. There’s something about its style, scale, and action sequences …