Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Cinematheque Reviews:
The Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau, ostensibly the story of the clerical side of religion (but in an actiony, Jason Bourney kinda way), is a fun enough movie - its fun chase scenes (spanning all of New York in mere minutes!), its philosophical ponderings (even if they are the most basic of ponderings), its use of Terence Stamp (and how can a movie not be brought up in stature with the inclusion of Mr. Stamp?) - but still, once we get to the crumbling final act, we are just ready to go home.  I must admit though, the poster (below) is one of the better designs around these days.  My rambling critique of said movie, with its pretentious Proustian-wannabe 200+ word sentences and overabundance of hyperbole (yea, I can admit it!), is up and running over at my companion site, The Cinematheque.  Take a look, if you dare.


Dan O. said...

A surprisingly affecting sci-fi romance, aided immensely by the chemistry between stars Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. Could have been so much better though, and the run-time makes it all feel a little rushed. Good review, check out mine when you can!

Kevyn Knox said...

Damon and Blunt did have a good chemistry, but even that could not save the film in the end. Too bad really.

And I agree with your review when you say the premise (indeed and interesting one) never goes the extra mile it needs to go. Again, too bad really.