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The Greatest Game Ever Played
28 January 2012
Excerpt: Just in time for The U.S. Open comes “The Greatest Game Ever Played”??. Movies about golf are, pun intended, hit or miss. Golf is a sport that has broken the mold that “The Greatest Game Ever Played”?? has in spades. A game for gentlemen and that’s that.
Excerpt: Shia LaBeouf stars as amateur golfer Francis Ouimet. Armed with nothing but talent, the working-class youth has a seemingly impossible dream: to compete against the world's greatest player, his idol Harry Vardon.
Conclusion: Featuring a fantastic story wrapped up in a fine cinematic technical achievement, The Greatest Game Ever Played makes for one of the best films of its kind, a truly moving and heroic picture that manages to retain plenty of drama and emotion despite the foreknowledge of the story's resolution.
Excerpt: True-life stories can be a hit-or-miss prospect, but director Bill Paxton delivers on this inspirational story. Even though I already knew the outcome, it never failed to entertain. La Beouf delivers a much better performance than his recent efforts in
Summary: While the film was more entertaining than I expected, the long stretch of golf certainly tried my patience. I was far more compelled by the first hour. I found the struggle to get to the game far more interesting than the game itself. I’m not a golfer, and I have no interest in the game at all.
Conclusion: I like to call it "Disney's attention to detail." It shines through in almost everything the studio does, and here it's no exception. They took their time with this transfer and provided us with a crystal clear picture and perfect sound. You can't ask for anything more from a Blu-ray.
Excerpt: Let's face it, though. We're all jaded by underdog sports movies. It's one of Hollywood's most bankable genres, and they've banked it right into clich. Add to that the fact that movies about golf have never been big hits (
Excerpt: Bill Paxton showed surprising skill as a purveyor of the scary, creepy, and weird in directing the critically acclaimed, 2001 horror-thriller Frailty . For a follow-up, he’s taken a dramatic left turn and made a Disneyfied golfing movie called The Greatest Game Ever Played .
Excerpt: The greatest game ever played? Do they mean of any kind, ever? That title's a pretty good setup for disappointment, particularly when the game in question is a game of golf, not one of our more cinematically thrilling sports.
Conclusion: Filmen: Ã…Ã¥Ã¥ nej, inte en golf-film. Jag Ã¤r ingen stÃ¶rre golf-fantast. FÃ¶rutom att ha fÃ¶rstÃ¶rt utslagsmattan pÃ¥ Aspeboda golfklubbs drivingrange strÃ¤cker sig mina erfarenheter till golfspelet i Wii Sports.