You're right they do mention Abel coming from the north of England but that just leaves you wondering why he's clearly got a Scottish accent.Laura, the movie does allude to Abel's heritage without outright narrating it: Donovan tells his son he's "from Northern England" and I am sure Abel explains his parents Russian origin at one point.
I saw it on Monday night and I have to agree with Laura, it's well acted, well made and worthy but ultimately a bit boring. I felt the same way about Spielberg's previous film Lincoln, it had great performances and a very worthy story but dear God I was bored.
I've not seen the movie yet but you need to remember that all reviews are just one person's opinion
Not quite so. This is not a 'personal review or opinion' in question.
If it's done on behalf of a forum, periodical, newspaper or otherwise it is generally representative on behalf of that institution.
No it isn't. It's the reviewers personal opinion.
It may be done for AVForums, but it doesn't mean everyone involved in AVForums agrees with the score.
That's the best part of AVF's reviews. All reviewers are free to give their own opinion.
I'm afraid it's a hard job to convince it isn't the 'Bridge of Spies Review' associated to AVF. Once the AVF moniker goes on it, it does become the AVF review. The editorial team would in any case surely have rubber stamped it before it went live?
I am of course not suggesting everyone involved at AVF by defacto would agree with it.
I'm happy to agree to disagree if that is all not the case.
As for this review and score I am sure in the fullness of time it's worth will be measured amongst the wider consensus of reviews.
Of course it is the AVF review but it is still the reviewers personal opinion.
The editorial team of course proof a review, but what they don't do is ask you to change it because they disagree with your opinion. The editors do not ask you to rewrite your review to match their opinion.
The AVF review ethos as stated below:
'Reviews featured at AVForums.com are written by a small team of professional enthusiasts who have been trained to high industry standards.
Our ethos is to provide independent and unbiased reviews which are as objective as possible.'
So are you suggesting personal opinion is allowed to override that ethos as that would be highly subjective?
At the moment this film appears to be highly/critically reviewed elsewhere averaging 80-90%. AVF has slapped a 60% on it? That in itself would be fine if you can warrant or argue such a low score.
The AVF tagline appears to be 'A bit more spying and a lot less talking would have made this 'thriller' more thrilling'.......Ultimately that then begs the question, does one realise it was actually a cold war spy-swap movie ?
A movie review can never be objective. By its very nature it must be subjective and it is.
Funnily enough as someone who enjoyed this film I think the review was very harsh, but we aren't all meant to agree else it would get very boring.