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Offline Von Stroheim

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Waiting For The Barbarians Film
« on: June 25, 2020, 01:03:02 AM »
Strong cast in this film - very Back of Beyond in a colonial epic .  An unamed 'Empire' outpost.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa5f1_lq30Q

Based on the Coetzee novel very reminiscent of the Italian film Desert of the Tartars.  In that case it was the Hapsburg empire.

Offline Nogbad

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Re: Waiting For The Barbarians Film
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2020, 04:44:24 AM »
Good spot. Looks definitely worth seeing
« Last Edit: June 25, 2020, 04:49:26 AM by Nogbad »

Offline Mike Blake

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Re: Waiting For The Barbarians Film
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2020, 09:03:26 AM »
Oh yes - if the love interest isn't too much! Looks promising - but no battle scenes in the trailer so none in the movie ?
Size Does Matter! - 54mm - The One True Scale

Offline Pan Marek

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Re: Waiting For The Barbarians Film
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2020, 09:44:41 PM »
Careful folks.  This film was released in Europe in September 2019, and reviews are tepid:
From Wikepedia:
"Waiting for the Barbarians holds a 50% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 16 reviews, with a weighted average of 5.78/10. On Metacritic, the film holds a rating of 55 out of 100, based on 6 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".

...and for whatever reason, Depp recently seems to  show up in not so great films. 

Offline Mark Plant

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Re: Waiting For The Barbarians Film
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2020, 12:14:21 AM »
"Waiting for the Barbarians holds a 50% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 16 reviews, with a weighted average of 5.78/10. On Metacritic, the film holds a rating of 55 out of 100, based on 6 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".

I longed since stopped paying any attention to critic reviews of movies. Rotten Tomatoes, in particular, seems unable to reliably relate to audience satisfaction.

Star Wars: the Last Jedi has a critic score of 90%. Pretty much double the audience rating. And there's no shortage of similar anomolies.

Offline Pan Marek

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Re: Waiting For The Barbarians Film
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2020, 05:28:13 PM »
Mark-
Hey, it was just a warning.  But I generally agree with critics.  Sometimes I think they're "off" when I read the entire review.
Then I'll take the chance and see the film anyway. 
Plus there's the "if I need to pay for it and how much" test.  I'll try just about any movie on TV for free.  I can always turn it off.

Offline madman

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Re: Waiting For The Barbarians Film
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2020, 07:35:26 PM »
It takes a real stinker for me not to have a good time out at the movies. In my 60 years that has meant less than a handful. However I have used the views of "critics" (who have shown by past reviews to share my tastes) to determine if I should go. Unless it in any way covers and area of interest. Then as far as I am concerned I will give it a try. If good or at least has some redeeming feature then I will also buy it. Your results may very.

 

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