Friday 11 April 2008
George Clooney, in his third outing as director, attempts to revive the spirit of old Hollywood with a talky, Prohibition-era tale of romance and football.
Clooney plays an ageing American footballer who hires young hotshot and war hero The Bullet (John Krasinski) for his failing Duluth team. But the latter hits the headlines for a different reason when a Chicago reporter (Renée Zellweger) discovers that his war heroics may be entirely bogus. The film, shot in golden browns and caramels, looks lovely, and Clooney and Zellweger smooch away pleasantly in their period duds; but the rapid-fire dialogue is a fizzle, and the plot blows like a feeble reed in the wind. It's hard to know what point is being made about "the game", and even harder to care.
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Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 3 Royal baby girl born: Duchess of Cambridge's second child will be a princess thanks to Queen
- 4 Uploading pictures to find out how old you are gives Microsoft the right to post them wherever they want
- 5 Teen suffers embarrassing wardrobe malfunction in front of deputy PM
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The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
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