Oh, that's a shame.
I would've liked another variant on the form; as Jake is a favourite of mine, that is, when he doesn't go too deep in mumble registers vocally and, a different setting in tone culturally could've been a welcome shift.
However, I really liked the original. It's near mono play-like claustrophobic air, foreign police room setting and even the subtitled language added another layer of being a helpless grasp away.
That being said, I'll give this a whirl because there's plenty else to avoid.
I liked the Danish movie i might watch this to compare but i always prefer the original. Remakes of foreign movies are made for people who cannot be bothered to read subtitles. The intouchables was a fantastic movie but the American remake (The Upside) was not.
i enjoyed this,i would have given it a 7/8 maybe, it was basically a one man show and was carried along well by gyllenhall,i didnt see the plot twist coming,probably enjoyed it more as it was a last gasp choice,
Having seen both now, this clearly isn't as good as the original.
The latter had the benefit of being new/first but this gets DaytimeTV/Bravo-like and makes Joe too twitchy/unlikeable at times.
There's little nuance in the writing or direction and it all gets a bit, sling-it-on-the-wall. It's like the director picked out a set bunch of descriptive character traits for Gyllenhaal to 'be' and said, ACTION!
By the time the reveals finally come around, you should've worked out what they consisted of long ago and, the last truth feels far too Hollywood/woke to matter.
I enjoyed it. Jake's performance was great and it was interesting to see who the actors doing the other phone voices were. Bill Burr and Paul Dano, I had no idea! I'd give it a 7/10. Fancy watching the original now.
I can't say this floated my boat. Watched it based on Jake Gyllenhaal. He does OK but it was a claustrophobic watch. The Mrs got bored well before me.
Post watching I found it interesting some of the names in the film. I say film but mean audio.
It is different from most films but reminds me of Tom Hardy's Locke. Another film I watched based on the main actor but was also disappointed with.
This is never going to be an Atmos star and the limited set reducedes most opportunities for visuals. That just leaves a story and if that is the case you need a really good story or just read the book.
Maybe I should have read the reviews first but didn't want to spoil it. In this case it might have allowed me to miss it.
The expected twists and reveals we're just that, expected and left me with that "Was that it" feeling.
Apparently it's a remake, which is better so most say. Unfortunately I won't be rushing to watch either again or maybe this sort of thing isn't mine
I’m in the camp that got a bit bored with it. Most interesting part was a game of spot the famous voices. It didn’t seem to really go anywhere. As implausible as they are, I’d rather rewatch a Halle Berry double bill of The Call and Kidnap.
6.5 maybe? I don't know. At times it would be boring and I would think, "Why are you watching this?" But at times it was interesting. Toward the end it got a bit too melodramatic and the big twist I kind of already saw coming. Perhaps 6.5 is fair, a bit above "straight to DVD" quality.
A little boring actually and I even guessed the outcome about halfway through the movie.
I watched another movie straight after called Black and Blue with Frank Grillo and Naomie Harris and thought that was a much better movie.