Terrible movie


Contrived, confused, unfunny movie of no substance that doesn't know if it wants to be a thriller or a cheesy romantic comedy. There's lots of twists and turns that have no real significance. It annoyed me because it starts off pretty good then it is clear the writer doesn't know what he is doing so he takes refuge in one-liner for the two leads to say and dumb plot twists. It actually reminds me of that recent movie with Johnny Depp - The Tourist. It's no better than that film - but because it has Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn and it's old it has a high rating? Stop the hype with this one folks.

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It´s not really trolling you know.



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The misquoting "facts are stupid things" guy strikes again!

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it is clear the writer doesn't know what he is doing

I like how the OP refers to himself as "the writer" in his posting.

Thank you, thank you--you're most kind. In fact you're every kind.

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No, it has a high rating because obviously people like this movie. The whole point was the plot twists as the characters were exposed. If you're young, I doubt you'll understand. Sorry, sometimes it really is an age thing.

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What's considered young? Anyone under 40? I'm 37 and really enjoying the movie (watching it for the first time now). Reminds me of "The Pink Panther" (1963). I don't think that I have to be over 40 to enjoy this film.

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Perhaps when your voice has broken and you have learned a little more about the world, you will see that this is a smart, witty, intelligent and very stylish movie.

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How do you know that the person criticizing this film is young?

I happen to love this film, but I don't see what the big deal is if someone really dislikes it. It's not a film for everyone.

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JimHutton (1934-79) & ElleryQueen

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Take the most critically acclaimed, beloved, timeless piece of fiction out there -- someone thinks it sucks.

It's just how it goes. There will always be dissenters for everything; there is no such thing as "universally loved."

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It's sad that some people can't handle any criticism of movies they like without playing the "troll" card.
While I think "terrible movie" and saying it's no better than "The Tourist" are taking it too far, your general criticism is accurate. The film's tone is a major problem and it does rely on twists which are fairly predictable. I rated it a 7/10, so I think it is over-rated on here, but it's still a decent movie with top notch acting throughout most of the cast.

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OP is right. My rating is minus a million! Leave my check at the usual drop point.

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It's sad that some people can't handle any criticism of movies they like without playing the "troll" card.


They usually assume that the person criticizing the film is a teenager.

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JimHutton (1934-79) & ElleryQueen

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What I think the OP means to say is fantastic movie.

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Agreed. This movie tried to be smart but it's really so dumb I had to turn it off after 40 minutes; couldn't take any more than that.

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