The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button – Reviews15.12.08 # Review # One Comment
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button reviews have arrived with a walking stick, and left on a skateboard.
The movie is about a man who is born old, and then ages backwards. The question is, when is it ok to smack his bottom?
The film’s concept is taken from a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and has been in Hollywood development since way back in 1994.
Benjamin Button is not based on the life of Gene Hackman, who was born old and stayed that way.
Here’s what the movie critics are saying -
“An intimate epic about love and loss that is pure cinema. …Superbly made and winningly acted by Brad Pitt in his most impressive outing to date. …Fincher ‘s direction is sure handed over the entire 166 minutes, which never feels long or pretentious.”
“…wildly ambitious fantasy which contains many intriguing elements and superb production values but ultimately fails to cohere as the epic tragedy it wants to be.”
“…a richly satisfying serving of deep-dish Hollywood storytelling. This odd, epic tale of a man who ages backwards is presented in an impeccable classical manner, every detail tended to with fastidious devotion. …absorbing, even moving, but emotionally cool film… Benjamin Button most recalls Forrest Gump, but in a good way”
“…haunting and uneven picaresque fable… for all of Fincher’s formidable filmmaking—this is one gorgeously shot and designed movie—I was never convinced that the spoiled, sometimes abrasive Alice and the gentle, philosophical Benjamin were a good romantic fit. …[Brad Pitt] gives one of the subtlest, most touching performances of his career… Lyrical, original, misshapen and deeply felt, this is one flawed beauty of a movie.”
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button currently holds a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, from 11 reviews.
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