I bought this film for a dollar on DVD. It gets about a 5 rating on IMDB.
It has beautiful visuals, very well done camera work, rocking camera motion only when totally worked not overdone and not like the mother of shaky cam syndrome movies that started all that nonsense “Blair Witch Project”.
Camera is perfectly still when appropriate.
Acting a little sloppy at times though, seemed at times like they were pretending, though not too much of an issue. Other times awesome!
I liked this movie. Very engaging. It’s rare that I want to just sit there and keep paying attention. I can be a talker in a movie and this one made me shut up!
Everything flowed step by step unlike many other films that have chops in it and things that make no sense.
I liked Nicole Kidman in this and Joseph Fiennes is pretty hot with facial hair.
AMFM magazine says “A perfectly crafted film”. That explained my thoughts superbly.
The movie is too slow for some though, so that is why it gets a lower rating i think.
This brings me back to how movie ratings suck. They just are too simplistic. They are like how it would be to rate Russia, which Palin can see from her house of imagination, who would probably rate it a 1 or zero, because she has blocked tunnel vision, yet someone else, when they go there and are invited to go see a play at the Moscow Art Theatre which opened with Aleksey Tolstoy’s Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich in October 1898, sitting there with Putin, a few other world leaders, with a good friend, and discussing the world and Russian culture and how lame Hillary is for hours afterwards, with Putin ROTF in laughter saying how much he enjoyed our visit and how I cracked him up, before going back to Los Angeles to my humble life to write about how this movie deserves almost a 10 like rating and how my experience of seeing Russia would also get close to a 10.