Summary: I watched this movie awhile ago and afterwards I thought it was a masterpiece. Just today I re-watched The Pianist and my thoughts have changed. There's no doubt Brody gave a great performance, the middle of the movie dragged but still good movie solid B 3/4. Not the type of movie to watch often.
Summary: The film is about a Jewish pianist must flee is home country as Germany invades. He is reluctant to flee and struggles to survive because of it. The acting in this film was outstanding, some of the scenes in this movie are shocking and heartbreaking.
Excerpt: Roman Polanski directs the harrowing story of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish pianist and Jew who survived the horrors of the holocaust in WWII. Adrian Brody' performance is the centrepiece as it is a very personal journey as you watch with despair and revulsion as Polish jews are stripped of their...
Summary: Polanski and an uncharismatic Adrien Brody suck much of the ardour out of the Holocaust through a desultory narrative and banal imagery with an obdurate prejudice hitherto thought possible even by those whom commonly deal with black supremacists.
Excerpt: Władysław Szpilman (Adrien Brody), a famous Polish Jewish pianist working for Warsaw Radio, sees the whole world disintegrate with the Invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939. When the German Army enters Warsaw, living conditions for the Jewish population has worsened, with daily massacres.
Summary: I've said it before, depression makes for good movie. This is the most depressing movies I have ever seen, and it's also one of the best. The Pianist is flawless. I hard as I try, I can not think of anything bad to say about it. Adrien Brody's performance is one of the best I've ever seen.