Very beautiful but very boring unless you like extended footage of horses running about.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I do worry if a 36 year old man like myself should so well empathise with teenagers like this. I am curious about the casual and dismissive attitude towards homophobia from pj and josie, it took me 15 years to develop a thick skin towards that, i hope their attitude is reflective of their generation. And why is there a student in a cage? Is that normal in america or just an odd joke?
And hazel is the best of them, a tigger who knows how to make bombs is a complete package.
So i was expecting taken or john wick from what i heard, and i thought that was what i was getting, especially with the fight club business and i was losing interest. But then, it's like the film decided to not follow that path and search for something more tender. What feels like a set up for a trad revenge thriller became a film about grief and impermanance, completely anchored by one of cage's greatest performances. Never before could i…
Topol is sweetness itself and is so good that the film falls flat whenever he is not on screen, the rest of the cast deliver small and believable performamces that don't excite very much and neither really do their stories, the film living completely off topol's performance. His daughters characters and romances being slight means the pull between tradition and its profundity to tevye and his love for his daughters and wanting them to be happy is not explored in…