But as far as most critics were concerned, ‘s failure was the filmgoer’s loss; though some scribes came away frustrated with director-writer Willard Carroll’s talky script, and others rolled their eyes at the way the hitherto unseen ties between the movie’s characters were revealed in the final act, the generally strong performances from the cast more than made up for any flaws.
Somewhat surprisingly, given some of her co-stars’ pedigrees, it was Jolie who earned the most significant praise, including a Breakthrough Performance award from the National Board of Review and glowing reviews from the likes of Film Threat’s Ron Wells, who wrote, “The brightest spot belongs to Angelina Jolie, who is so compelling to watch she has chemistry with the furniture.” (Or Ryan Phillippe.) went through a particularly tortured development process, with original lead Tom Cruise departing and the script undergoing a significant overhaul en route to the project re-emerging as a starring vehicle for Angelina Jolie.
Hire Robert Zemeckis to turn it into a 3-D burst of mo-cap eye candy — and cast Angelina Jolie as Grendel’s mother, whose decidedly reptilian appearance stands at odds with her disdain for clothing.
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As if all the explosions, assassins, and curving bullets weren’t enough, Timur Bekmambetov’s big-screen adaptation of Mark Millar’s comic book miniseries also boasted a mighty fine cast, including Morgan Freeman, James Mc Avoy, and — as the deadly, perfectly named Fox — Angelina Jolie., a documentary about the sexual abuse of teenage boys at the hands of Hollywood big-wigs, generated plenty of publicity a few years ago, but no suitable offers for digital distribution.Now, with new sexual allegations against Harvey Weinstein and others in the movie and TV industry coming practically daily, the producer of has posted his film online for the first time, free for the next nine days.Fortunately, Jolie’s just as capable as anyone of playing a butt-kicking spy on the run, and ‘s roughly 0 million in worldwide grosses offer compelling proof that audiences agree.Although critics were far from unanimous in their praise of the Phillip Noyce-directed thriller, the majority sided with Movie Talk’s Jason Best, who wrote, “Casting a lithe Jolie as the film’s protagonist stops , earning a stack of critical praise and an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Christine Collins, a Los Angeles woman whose son’s abduction in 1928 was only the beginning of an unbelievable ordeal that would go on to include her forced institutionalization, multiple lawsuits, the temporary removal of two high-ranking LAPD officers, and one of the most callous, bizarre cover-ups in law enforcement history.That was enough for filmgoers, who generated nearly 0 million in worldwide grosses — and most critics agreed with the popcorn-gobbling masses, granting a Certified Fresh rating on the strength of positive reviews from scribes such as the New York Post’s Kyle Smith, who called it “A 12-armed heavy-metal drummer of a movie, kicking and flailing through two hours of impossible.” , combining live action and computer-generated effects in new and exciting ways.