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Jason Isaacs plays a detective who befriends the main character in this movie about a man who loses his job and embarks on a life of crime. Previously known as 'Things People Do'

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Post by thunder » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:00 pm

It's pretty positive all in all.
http://www.screendaily.com/reviews/the- ... ntID=40296
...while Isaacs is excellent ballast as the world-weary detective
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Post by Helen8 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:06 pm

Sounds good. :cool:

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Post by thunder » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:56 am

Another good one:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review ... l+Reviews)
The theme of middle-class families facing financial hardship provides a topical marketing angle for Klein's thoughtful drama, while solid performances from Bentley and Harry Potter co-star Jason Isaacs could also boost its modest box office potential.
I like these prospects. :D

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Post by thunder » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:40 pm

Another one:
http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/ ... 140211?utm

This is a bit more mixed, but they like Jason's work.
And Isaacs is terrific as always, though absent for large swathes of the film when we do feel his loss. In fact, an interesting mental trick is to imagine this film with the lead actors switching roles — we can't help but feel that Isaacs' ambivalent edge might have sold Bill's psychological contortions better.

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Re: Reviews

Post by thunder » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:31 pm

http://variety.com/2014/more/reviews/fi ... 201125620/

They didn't like it much... but what do they like? Variety seems to hate 9 out of 10 movies anyway. :-|

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Post by ln419 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:38 am

ha ha Thunder, 'they didn't like it much'? That was an understatement...it seems they hated it! But I agree, Variety hardly ever likes ANYTHING, so what should we expect. Maybe one day we can do AWAY with reviewers (except for Mark and Simon of course), and erm...WE could decide for ourselves...hope it DOES get theater space in at least the USA! ~ellen

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Post by thunder » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:24 am

It's gotten good reviews from others. I'm still optimistic. :D

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Post by thunder » Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:03 pm

Here are two more reviews, and they are more positive.
http://www.austin360.com/weblogs/austin ... people-do/
http://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/sx ... people-do/
(All though the last one can't spell Isaacs)

:D

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Post by ln419 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:48 pm

AH! Much better (and maybe they were SO excited at prospect of this great movie, they're fingers flew, and misspelled Isaacs...it happens. I'd prefer a good review and a misspelling than an awful review and a proper spelling...) ;-) ~ellen

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Re: Reviews

Post by thunder » Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:06 am

I agree. This one didn't like it either, but thought Jason was good in it.
http://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/thin ... view-sxsw/

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Post by ln419 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:39 pm

Good? Merely GOOD? Gosh "he rings every last drop of dramatic pathos" out of the character! Higher praise I've rarely read...too bad they didn't like the premise. PLEASE, just let it get theater time! ;-) ~ellen

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Re: Reviews

Post by thunder » Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:00 am

I found a "review" here:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/annette-i ... ertainment
Jason Isaacs in a performance worthy of award consideration for Best Supporting Actor
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From Jerusalem Film Festival.

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