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Dwarf Tosser #1
I'd been meaning to see this for some time and finally got around to it a few weeks ago. I must admit looking at the credits no doubt boosted my expectations quite considerably, and whether this contributed to my overall perception of the film - I don't know.

When the movie finished I just felt incredibly unfulfilled. I've always been a huge fan of David Mamet's writing, and with a cast featuring such names as Sean Connery, Kevin Costner, and Robert De Niro I was undoubtebly expecting something particularly brilliant.

I normally would search for something more eloquent than "unfulfilled" but quite frankly I can't think of anything else to describe my feelings after seeing this... I don't know how it was received when it was first released, but looking at IMDB.com I see it's in the top 250 on there, which is the basis for why I find it so odd I didn't like it.

I'm interested just to hear what others thought about the film, to see if I really should watch the film again or whether it would just be a waste of 2 hours.
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I thoruoghly enjoyed the film...what were some of the things u didn't like...?

The film works on many levels...

Good acting: relationship between Costner and Connery.

Great cinematography: Steven Burum takes Depalma's direction flawlessly with great crane and unbroken shots throughout...The film is also beautifully lit.

Well written screenplay...good dialogue throughout even from the non-principles...

Great ending sequence on the roof and in the courtroom...


You are however entitled to ur opinion...just give some detail with it...
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For me this is one of the best crime movies ever made, i dare to say this is close up there to the godfather and scarface, love this era and robert de niro is just as sinister as it can be for a movie villain, felt so sad to see connery die like that in the film, one of the best films i ever saw on the small screen



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Have to agree with the OP. The movie feels slow and ordinary in spots. I felt little tension throughout aside from the terrific (and tension filled) train station shootout. Also De Niro is a pleasure to watch and commands attention although he has limited screen time. Connery also gave a great performance but overall, somethings lacking in the film. It might be the tone....how serious is this film? Are there moments of silliness that ruin the immersion? Of course I can enjoy silliness but I do like a serious crime caper, having said that I could be wrong about this it’s been a while. If not the silliness than I have to say parts of the story I remember being bland. That’s much has stayed with me. Moments of brilliance like the de Niro scenes and the train station shootout to moments of blandness and now..whilst I’m typing I remember, silliness with the accountant becoming a expert gun touting hero.