Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Hilary Seitz, Nikolaj Frobenius, Erik Skjoldbjærg
Staring: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank
Release Date: May 24, 2002
Streaming: Rented Off Amazon

Really wish I liked this movie more than I did. It really is a great premise, but the movie doesn’t live up to its true potential. Aspects of it are visually stunning, but the plot intrigue dwindles down as the movie plays out.

  • The sequence in the fog is amazing. That has to be the Nolan magic because everything about that chase was fun and frantic. A unique visual space that was fulfilled.
  • Robin Williams as Walter Finch was the best acting part of the movie. Showing his acting chops and not just his comedy prowess.
  • This movie is part of my completing my Christopher Nolan encyclopedia. Want to see all of his movies, and now I only have The Following (1998).
  • It says something about the magic of Christopher Nolan’s ability that his eyes behind the camera can make a movie watchable and enjoyable even when it doesn’t reach its full potential.
  • Will Dormer (Al Pacino) got really really annoying by the end of this movie. Not sure if that was the intention, but that is my opinion on the matter.

STANKO RATING: C+ (3.0/5 Stars)

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