teddy ballgame wrote:The Usual Suspects - 7/10
It probably didn't help that I dozed off at one point, but that doesn't speak well for the movie either. Good twist at the end, otherwise it was good, but nothing special.
American Beauty - 9/10
Just an all around very enjoyable movie. Great characters and dialogue.
wow its kind of eerie how you reviewed these two movies. i tried to watch the usual suspects like 4 times and dozed off each time at a different time. its not that it was boring or anything, just felt asleep each time. but i ended up catching the ending and it was a pretty nice twist but it sort of ruined the movie for me.
i've seen american beauty a couple times and each time i think i enjoyed it more than the previous time. the first time i watched it, was probably about 7 or 8 years ago and i loved it just on the surface. the acting, the humor, etc...the 2nd time i watched it, i realized how awesome the cinematography was. probably my favorite shot film of all time. of course shooting a movie like saving private ryan, braveheart, the dark knight etc is way more flashy and exciting, but just the simple scenes of dinner, bedrooms, work, etc...we actually watched american beauty in a film class i took in college and most people didnt see the perfection of it. also, the music was incredible as well. ill end my love rant now.
obviously a perfect 10/10 for me.