There’s no beauty to this film, little rhythm, none of the physical grace that action-film fans crave even if they don’t know they do.
If it weren’t for all the bloodstains and gaping wounds, the eerie opening shot might seem like the beginning of a party sequence gone wrong.
Cagey strategies occasionally play a role in taking out enemies foreign and domestic, but SAMCRO prefers all-out blitzkrieg.
It’s accorded an uneven transfer that’s reliant on its cult’s relief that it’s available on Blu-ray at all.
The film is densely plotted, occasionally bordering on the convoluted, but the clarity and inventiveness of the direction keeps the drama and the action constantly percolating.
James Glickenhaus’s film deals in chest hair.
Paul Verhoeven’s fantastic commentary from the Criterion Collection DVD version is, sadly, not duplicated here.
Not only the finest work by Albert Finney and Diane Keaton and a major, unwieldy film about breaking up, Shoot the Moon is also Tina Yothers's finest hour.
This mixed bag of a movie is so good on divorce, plate-smashing fights, and the bad behavior of disappointed lovers that it remains a small classic.
This RoboCop release is like the DVD version of Delta City.
Verhoeven’s film set the tone for much of the Dutch auteur’s career in America.
Now it makes sense why Fox didn’t screen The Order a few months back for critics: The film doesn’t make a lick of sense!
You’d never know by listening to Brian Helgeland’s commentary track that he has actually won an Academy Award.