Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Review: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Dir. Stephen Daldry
Country: USA
Aus Rating: PG
Running Time: 129mins

Extremely Loud and Incredible Close is a strange movie. Directed by Stephen Daldry, for whom many think the phrase “Oscar bait” was invented, this glossy slice of tragedy porn is adapted from the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer that thrust the story of an autistic child’s scavenger hunt across the five boroughs of New York City into that of September 11, 2001. It never truly soars the way Daldry’s prior films have – especially Billy Elliot – but it’s far from the embarrassment that many have labelled it following its surprise Best Picture nomination by The Academy. If nothing else, it’s certainly better than War Horse!

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1 comment:

TonyFilangeri said...

You lost me when you insulted War Horse.