Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by sparkrite, Jun 9, 2001.
read some good reviews of this.anybody seen it,opinions please
I was also tempted by the reviews on this one - the oscar nods etc..so I ordered it & watched it last week - a very well made, well acted film with not a lot in it unfortunately the extras aren't all that extra..the sound is very good at times & the picture is flawless..it's just all so damned unsatisfying in the end..I would say that it is worth a rent, but if I had a do over I wouldn't have bought it & I normally love these kind of films too, oh well...cheers
I also read the reviews and made the mistake of buying the disc. I wouldn't bother if I were you, but there's no accounting for taste If you're still that curious you can buy my copy, please email me.
Rented this film at the weekend.
All I can say is... very disappointing! Good idea, but badly made, and the ending is a complete bunch of arse!
Why they wanted to make actor Max Schreck seem like a total bloodthirsty psychopath, and Murnau as a freaky-hell-bent drug-addict, I don't know, but that ruined it for me.
Put simply, avoid this film. It's really worthless, as a full-price rental/purchase. Good make-up, but poor script and direction.
How great stars like Willem Dafoe and John Malkovich got dragged into this, I'll never know!
"How great stars like Willem Dafoe and John Malkovich got dragged into this, I'll never know!"
...erm... they got paid lots of money, that's how!...
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