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Good Shepherd

2006-12-25 07:39:21.841215+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

The Good Shepherd[Wiki]: See it. We'll be seeing it again.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-12-25 23:30:09.449315+00 by: meuon

We were going to go see that.. ended up seeing Apocalypto instead. While the photography and imagery is stellar.. be prepared for a level of gore and casual death beyond the norm. The subtitles don't get in the way, as what story there is doesn't need much. Powerful visuals, yet I doubt the accuracy of the civilizations (Mayan?) portrayed.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-12-26 04:08:15.561406+00 by: Dan Lyke

I'll write more of a review once we see it again, but I (and the three other people who saw the film with me) thought it was a tremendously powerful character study, and a really good exploration of secrecy and what it means to people.

If you've ever looked at the inteliigence community and thought "what a bunch of dilletante wankers who play at war as though they were schollboys", this movie will shed some insight.

And Charlene and I have talked a number of scenes back and forth and at the place where the internal logic of most movies falls apart, this one holds up and still has us thinking.

It is long, but I found it compelling all the way through. And though the rotten tomatoes round-up of reviews of The Good Shepherd are pretty damned mixed, on the negative ones I've clicked through on I have to wonder if they were watching the same movie I was, 'cause severl of them have gotten major plot points wrong.