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Posted July 8, 2014
This movie is both the highlight of Robert Zemeckis and Denzel W
This movie is both the highlight of Robert Zemeckis and Denzel Washington. Not since Forrest Gump and Malcolm X, respecively, have these two shown their absolute talent. Washington's portrayal of a broken, alcoholic man supersedes all others, going back to maybe Ray Milland in Billy Wilder's "The Lost Weekend" (1945). This is the role Washington was made to play, which many audience members could miss if perusing his filmography with hits like "Man on Fire" or "Training Day." In this film he gives it his all, and the talent shows. He is also supported by a remarkable cast made up of John Goodman, Kelly Reilly, Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood, and others, who give some of their best performances as well. Zemeckis squeezed all the talent he could out of these actors to give us this whole portrayal of a man on the edge of life, one drink (or fifty) from falling to his death. A must-see for anyone who wants to say he/she likes good movies.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.