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Title: The Jack Bull (1999)
Post by: titoli on May 11, 2009, 03:33:50 PM
Whoever got idea to translate the famous Von Kleist's tale (read it, if you have the chance) into western got half of the work done. This movie is well-made, with good interpreters and a good  rhythm. Still I think that it would have fared better with 20-30 minutes left-off (f.e., the whole message episode has no narrative importance). 7\10

Question: are John Cusack and Edward Norton the same person or are they twins? 


Title: Re: The Jack Bull (1999)
Post by: Dust Devil on May 12, 2009, 10:57:47 AM
I never had the chance to really sit down and watch it calmly, only through bits of it on TV. However, from what I've seen I'd agree with your 7/10 rating. (I didn't much like Goodman to be honest, but Cusack was not bad, as well as the old fox L. Q. Jones.)

This movie has actually become somewhat of a cult classic, I know a lot of people that normally don't dig on Ws talking about it and loving it.

Hopefully I'll re-watch it soon.


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Question: are John Cusack and Edward Norton the same person or are they twins?

No, not really. They never looked alike to me.


Title: Re: The Jack Bull (1999)
Post by: Dust Devil on December 13, 2014, 12:15:15 PM
Yeah I agree with the 7/10, thought it could have been better. There seems to be a certain disbalance between the third act with the machinating and talking taking center stage and what preceded. The ending does seem overstretched, but some of the bits are really good.