This is one movie in which you will be impressed and effected by. You will not leave the cinema unmoved.
If you were to judge the Best Picture nominees by combination of acting, script and direction, I’d pick this as the winner. Basically this movie kept my interest from start to finish. It was very well done. It’s impossible to not get any emotional involvement in the story. It’s one that cuts deep into you. This has to be the best non-epic of the year.
The acting by Sean, Tim and Marcia were the highlight. They had to be the best performances. You could feel the fear and hurt in them. Plus you can very much see their transformation into their respective roles. The script was an excellent adaptation. I haven’t read the novel so I can’t compare. The directing also was was very well done too. As much as I feel Clint’s was the best I still feel it’s Peter Jackson’s year. Besides Clint already won for “Unforgiven”.
Still, this is one movie in which you will be impressed and effected by. You will not leave the cinema unmoved.