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Question: Is Million Dollar Baby a good film?
Yes   -17 (94.4%)
No   -1 (5.6%)
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« on: December 22, 2004, 11:53:59 AM »

Clint's latest has already started gathering plenty of awards and nominations, and he supposedly delivers one of his absolute finest performances to date. Can't wait for this, has anyone here seen it? Roger Ebert says it's the best film of the year, as well as the best film Clint has ever made. Even Clint's own score has gotten a lot of praise.

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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2005, 03:09:53 AM »

Well, it doesn't open here until April...   Tongue

The American critics have gone crazy with this one, check this out:

http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/milliondollarbaby#critics

.. remember to check the bottom of the list, too.. refreshing after all the praise.


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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2005, 05:03:45 AM »

Thanks Blueberry.

Well the bottom of the list gave it away, thanks, now I can wait to rent it, now that I know what its going to be about.

I go to films to escape reality, or to vistit different worlds, don't need to be bummed out.

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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2005, 05:20:14 AM »

I loved Million Dollar Baby, Clint's best directorial feature in my honest opinion. Great, subtle, moving and harsh drama.

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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2005, 01:24:23 AM »

yeah i agree David , i watched it last night. wow great film . the performance between Eastwood and Freeman was funny and moving. highly recommended.

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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2005, 11:05:08 AM »

I saw this last night, very good film.  I recommend it to all, Blondie did a great job.  He's obviously a very talented filmmaker, and definitely had influences upon Leone as well (see stills of Clint in civilian clothes coaching Tuco previously posted by others).  The final scene of "Baby" had some strong Leone influence to me.

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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2005, 12:36:39 PM »

best movie made, not called eyes wide shut, in the last 20 years imo... i thought mystic river was as good as eastwood was going to make as a director... but this blows mystic out of the water.

also... surprisingly the saddest movie i have ever seen, by a longshot.

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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2005, 12:49:00 PM »

It is suberb. I'm not exactly someone who usually gets upset after watching a film, but this one nearly had me in tears!.  In agreement with grandpa_chum - it is without a doubt one of the saddest endings I've ever seen - right up there with 'Bicycle Thieves' and 'Sympathy for Mr Vengeance'. However PLEASE don't let this put you off watching this movie.

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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2005, 09:09:29 AM »

Wonderful movie. Restores my faith in modern storytelling!  Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2005, 04:08:00 PM »

After the negative replies from the first one who replied to this post, I'm glad there came some postitive ones. I have seen it myself now and was completely blown away. Eastwood's third masterpiece. The other ones being Unforgiven and Mystic River.

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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2005, 01:29:52 PM »

I second that! Clints' best movie (that he directed).

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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2005, 01:43:04 PM »

I say Yes. What about you?

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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2005, 12:50:37 PM »

I agree. The lighting's class. Good use of shadow all the way through.

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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2005, 04:45:28 AM »

It's great! But is it really necessary to have two topics about it here?

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« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2005, 11:26:07 AM »

Probably not... but who cares.

P.S ....this one has a poll.....

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