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« on: April 28, 2003, 09:27:55 PM »
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I just saw Identity and it was really good.  I am gonna give it a four out of 5 rating.  This movie really delivered.  At times the plot seems like it has nowhere to go but with many twists it reighns as the best thriller to come out of Hollywood in recent memory.  More people repond as i want to get discussion going.  Watch what your sayin though because this movie would be easy to spoil.

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2003, 10:07:16 PM »
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This is Hollywood taking the Twist Ending and just pulling one out of its ass. Good preformances. Bad twists.

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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2003, 10:14:04 PM »
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I didn't like the twist either, but actually, it wasn't just out of nowhere. I respect the screenwriter for actually building up to it properly (unlike a lot of recent 'twist' movies).

I liked the rest of the movie well enough, though. It was fun.

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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2003, 10:51:57 PM »
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definately better than a lot of the crappy horror twisty flicks out lately...  Good bunch of actors... could have done without the very end (or the first minute that dropped the bomb that made me figure out the twist too soon, but I have that problem, I can't just watch)

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2003, 02:57:26 PM »
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"Whores don't get second chances."




heheheh.....
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2003, 05:16:32 PM »
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Maybe I missed something, but what twist ending? The opening Alfred Molina dialogue tells you EXACLTY what's coming, they show a photo of our guy, talk about his "problem" (spoiler free as much as I can here), and that as a child he had a severe emotional crisis at the hands of his whore mother at a motel...............

Um... Twist? It was right there from the start, the enjoyment was watching it play out and seeing if the characters would be able to catch up.

And by the way, I really had a god time at the movies watching this. So, I'm not being a film snob of epic proportions, I LIKED THIS MOVIE!!!!

I just didn't see it as a "twist" sixth sense ending
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2003, 06:22:46 PM »
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Well, you know what we're talking about... and that's why I didn't like the very begining... it gives too much away, so that you figure everything out before the "twist".  Besides... there were two "twists".

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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2003, 09:46:41 AM »
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definately better than a lot of the crappy horror twisty flicks out lately...


Agreed. Definitely a tenser thriller than the others too. Throughly enjoyed it.
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2003, 10:40:43 PM »
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Just wanted to say that I went and saw this movie with some friends, I had already seen it, and the script never missed a beat or cheated.  Very good and original movie.  Definantly the public should go see it.

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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2003, 06:45:40 PM »
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SPOLERS AHOY


enjoyed it for the most part, cusack is the man, obviously. but i dont know, at times it felt like i was watching "the 3". and clea duvall's husband/jake busey/the washed up actress all suck, its no wonder they were killed first. i like amanda peet, but will she ever play anything other than a slut/mistress/whore/nude assassin?
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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2003, 08:19:18 PM »
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I liked the movie overall, but I still think...


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...what Alfred Molina did in the end was kind of stupid.  It seemed cheap to have him do that.

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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2003, 01:54:26 AM »
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i saw this film after hearing people giving it praise -- i really despised this movie -- i felt the beginning gave it away -- after you know the "twist" the whole movie is meaningless...

SPOILER

this movie is essentially session 9 in a hotel with a little pinched from memento.

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what a sack of shit... i want my fucking money back. kusak & liotta are the shit -- but what a horrid film.
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2003, 11:00:52 PM »
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there was some really high points- i thought the whole idea was pretty good, the kind of thing ive never seen befoe- but they added so many twists that they couldn't keep up with all of them, and they ended up totally sef contradicting the story line like 8 times and just adding way to many plot holes to pull it off. and timmy, i mean come on, when ur watching it ur thinking "jeez its probubly gonna have to be a ghost or somthing to be able to kill all these people so easily", not a little fat kid, give me a break.



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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2003, 02:45:44 PM »
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this movie was absolutely horrible, although i'm not pissed off that I paid good money for it.  i figure it was worth that much seeing Cusack and Liotta in very good performances.

however, the rest...blah.
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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2003, 09:01:07 PM »
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Hey everyone,
 I caught the film last night, thought it was a good laugh and quite nicely put together. Harfly a classic but good fun, especially with Liotta chewing the scenery.
 Anyhow, what with all the discussion about how obvious most of the twists are, i was wondering how many of you caught the trailer before seeing the flick? It didn't so much let the cat out of the bag, rather it grabbed the feline and forcefully inserted it  down one's throat, much like a baseball bat.
 Seriously though, how long can the studios carry on producing such ridiculous trailers? Presumeably as long as such behaviour is tolerated by the masses...
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