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Fast Five Review: Outrage (2010)

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Review by Paul

1. Did you like it?

Yes

2. Why/Why not?

This is a dynamic, violent film which offers a rarely seen glimpse into the brutal nature of the Yakuza world. In the typical style of director Takeshi, silences often speak volumes and the tension which is generated through the story keeps the viewer engrossed throughout its entirety. Complimented by excellent performances from the cast.

3. “You would enjoy this movie if…”

You are a fan of violent action films this film has similarities to films such as Goodfellas and Casino but with the unique style of Takeshi.

4. “This series made me think…”

There is a dark underworld which exists in stark contrast to the extremely suave nature of modern Japan. I am now keen to further explore the work of Takeshi.

5. Stars out of five?

4.5

Fast Five Review: Child’s Pose (2013)

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Child’s Pose

Reviewed by Pam

1. Did you like it?

Yes, although a bit harrowing.

2. Why/Why not?

Initially it seemed too black and white in relation to domineering/interfering parents and there was not one likeable character or one I could identify with. But as the story progressed, although the people weren’t likeable, they were no longer one dimensional and did show some empathy and compassion for others – just not to those in their immediate circle.

3. You would enjoy this movie/TV series/CD if…

I was interested to know what happened to the son because it seemed things couldn’t possible get worse for him.

4. This movie made me think…

…does every person in Romania still smoke?

5. Stars out of five?

3.5