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HoW is much better than this teen girl fantasy garbage. This show was a complete joke to any Western fans. About as realistic as E.T. Lang made me wanna barf, talk about passing the buck. Never trust a hippy. Guinness was such a superb actor. I loved how his whole demeanour would change just with the slightest of expressions, from businesslike to jovial to menacingly serious. He made it seem effortless. Les on a Ledge is a classic. This is the correct answer. "The movie deserved to be ridiculed for a horrible script. Great acting, but that doesn't make up for the farce premisees of the story" Yeah I agree with this. It's an OK movie, but it's very predictable and the script is like something from a TV movie. It's only greatness is in Oldman and Penn's performances. They were small time, the Mafia were in a different league. Notice their crimes in the movie, hassling old men for money and shaking down old bartenders, committing arson. They seemed to spend most of their time getting drunk. I think the scene you describe is meant to show how disorganized and amateur they are. It was distinctly average. It looked gorgeous, Ridley has an amazing eye for cinematic shots, the war and duel scenes were excellent and I thought Driver and Damon were decent. Comer was miscast. She's no A list actress, she's more suited to TV than movies. Some of the dialogue was poor, and I'm not sure why everyone had shining white Hollywood teeth in the 14th Century. It had the usual cliches too, like the giggling sadistic King and the "Lady Macbeth" mother-in-law from Hell. It's realistic. Abbeys and Monasteries were notorious places in medieval times, it's part of the reason the Reformation happened. Before Thomas Cromwell changed the law buggery wasn't a crime and was practised in male dominated places like these. Monasteries were also notorious for exploiting the poor, having supposed Christian "relics" in their possession that the poor would pay to touch, receiving a supposed blessing in return. In one case Cromwell took a jar that contained "the blood of Christ" in it to be examined only to discover it was honey mixed with colouring. In this film there's a scene that touches on this with the townsfolk bringing food to the Abbey for a blessing, with the Monks shouting abuse at them. These places were a blight on the poor and the Reformation put an end to centuries of sexual exploitation and corruption. View all replies >