Shattered

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Neil (Gerard Butler) and Abby (Maria Bello) have a perfect marriage and a worry-free life until their young daughter goes missing and a strange gunman (Pierce Brosnan) named Ryan shows up. Clearly masterminding the kidnapping Ryan insists the couple perform various tasks for him in order to protect their child from any harm. After they’ve committed to multiple strenuous orders Ryan escalates to a request that may be impossible to fulfill. System Requirements:Run t… More >>

Shattered

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  1. This movie is great if you love watching someone respond helplessly while their life torn apart. Meanwhile the entire time you will yell (and wish they could here you) “Do something to stop them already! Why are you putting up with this?”

    If you dont mind feeling depressed and helpless, or are willing to endure it for the surprise ending, then this movie may be for you.

    I’m a little surprised by the number of possitive reviews. I give this movie 0 stars. I also ask that my two hours be returned to me. I’ll get back to you when I can think of a movie bad enough to compare it to.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. Decent movie until the ending.

    ***SPOILER***

    Bello’s character turns out, IMO, to be one of the most evil characters I can remember seeing in awhile. How you could pretend that with your own child….horrible, horrible, horrible. I was yelling at the TV for him to kill her right there. ANYBODY mess with my kids, even pretending, that is what would happen. They should have just left it the way it was going and it would have been a MUCH better movie.

    Roller coaster ride for sure but ending makes takes away 1½-2 stars.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  3. This was not my favorite movie by a long shot. I too find it very difficult to watch a man’s life systematically destroyed, no matter the motivation. It is not entertaining to me, even when well written (which this wasn’t) or well acted (which this was). However, I am a fan of both Pierce Brosnan and Gerard Butler, so had to add the DVD to my collection. If you are a fan of Mr. Butler, I recommend you do not watch the commentary by the writer and director. Unflattering and snide remarks were made about Gerry’s fan base, and many fans were offended – and this applies to many fans who are indeed “babes”. (I for one will be boycotting any future films involving either of these “gentlemen”). As for the DVD itself, I would give it 2 stars for the film, NONE for the special features!
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. I just watched this movie. I enjoyed all the actors/actresses in this and I thought they played the parts well. The story itself just tries way too hard! The ending is weak, tricky yes, but mostly disappointing!

    Worth renting, but after watching, you’ll know why it went straight to DVD.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  5. The irony of this feminist screed seems to be completely lost on the writer – namely, that the plot only works because the thoroughly whipped and wimpy Gerald Butler character never disobeys his wife (the ultimate Mary Sue character) at any point. This truly is an example of idiot-plotting, where the only thing holding the thin premise together is that Butler never makes any decisions that would have brought the whole thing to a screeching halt (eg, check the gun, have the police check your bank records and videocams for proof of what you’re saying, etc). There are also numerous “cheat” scenes whose inclusion only makes sense as a way of misdirecting. This whole “something is not as it seems” feeling, where what is NOT shown has a way of implying a reason for its absense) has been done well (as in the Sixth Sense), but certainly not in this feminist tirade. From the moment the wife (Mary Sue Butler) starts whining, you pretty much know where the writer’s sympathies are and what’s going to happen, just as from the moment the Perfect Marriage is shown and told at us over and over you know, as surely as Butler is a wheeling-and-dealing businessman, where that premise is going. One is left at the end with, “Gee, why would an ordinary guy ever cheat on a wonderful woman like that?” Are we supposed to feel sorry at what he retains and what he loses at the end?
    Rating: 1 / 5

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