Has potential, but doesn't go anywhere - the characters are exactly the same at the end as in the beginning and it really leaves the film without any payoff or conclusion. I guess the intention was "people never change" - true but not entertaining
This is a rare cop show where a woman plays the lead role well - tough yet still feminine. The husband side-plot leaves a bit to be desired, but hopefully it can grow past that in the first couple seasons.
The writing starts out terse and uninspired, but the story eventually draws you in. The main character is bland and unlikable. Conversely Rue, the minor secondary character, is fantastically written and brings genuine emotion and life to the story.
Read The Hunger Games book or you'll be a bit lost - this script doesn't do it justice and changes many details arbitrarily. Seems like the writers didn't have a grasp on what was important and exciting from the book, just tried to summarize it badly.
If you want a Ving Rhames zombie movie the remake Dawn of the Dead is better than this made-for-tv drivel. In the opening few minutes of the movie one (almost two) characters die from slow walking zombies, with plenty of room to run. Silly.
Julia Roberts was pretty good, but I found it hard to get past Lily Collins' huge eyebrows. I thought they were going to pull a The Princess Diaries at first. A few sections of slapstick comedy detracted a bit as well.
I actually find this romantic sitcom pretty entertaining. Amanda Peet and David Walton have good chemistry, and the supporting cast is pretty great as well. Hopefully they can keep the spark as the relationship evolves.
It's surprising that a man wrote and directed this, as it seems to have a strong feminine bias. An odd mix of cliche, combined with cutting through a few myths - it has a good cast but ultimately feels very contrived.
Charlize Theron's character is so ridiculous, yet she pulls it off believably - and the film wraps up in an unusually non-judgemental way that feels satisfying rather than trite or preachy. Not hilarious, but amusingly well done.
I didn't realize this would be all in old Shakespearean English - which totally detracts from the film. It's the equivalent of broken English dialogue now, even though it wasn't when written. Disappointing.