Posted by martinteller on October 22, 2005
I hate “inspired by a true story”. Either give me the real story or make something up. Don’t give me this in-between nonsense and make me guess what’s real and what isn’t. It’s hard to get indignant about the things you want me to get indignant about when you don’t tell me if they actually happened or not. It’s also hard to get indignant about it when your movie has clichéd crap in it, like the attorney bullying the witness until he finally breaks down and blurts out the truth… or the scene where, one by one, other characters slowly and silently stand up in support of the protagonist. That stuff is awful.
I have other complaints, but up until the last act it was okay, though a step down from Whale Rider. Rating: 6