Superb on Multiple Levels, Closes Beautifully, February 27, 2008
There are some really fine reviews. I will just say I consider this a five star film, not the average of four as shown. It was so very good that I paused it each time I had to get up for anything, and then watched the last four segments again this morning to ensure I had not missed anything.
At three different levels, a small boy and his dad talking about a fictional empire, at the street level, and at the strategic level of big law firms, I found this film extremely engaging and worthy.
For the first time I can remember, I actually read all of the closing credits because the producers had the brilliant idea of having Clooney take a taxi ride while his face did this whole range of reflective expressions that kept me glued to the screen.
Here, in priority order, are ten other DVDs I recommend–the first, Fight Club, is not at all what you would expect from the title, and I only watched it on my teen-ager’s recommendation. He was right, it’s a DVD for intelligent people. All these I list I own and recommend for purchase, not just rental.
Fight Club (Widescreen Edition)
The Departed (Widescreen Edition)
Live Free or Die Hard (Unrated Edition)
The Lives of Others
Seven (Single Disc Edition)
Firewall (Widescreen Edition)
Lord of War (Widescreen)
Batman Begins (Widescreen Edition)