The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button: The Criterion Collection

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“I was born under unusual circumstances.” And so begins The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans, from the end of World War I in 1918 into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man’s life can be. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt … More >>

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button: The Criterion Collection

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  1. What a ridiculous film. I can’t believe how much aclaim it received. It was silly, stupid and pointless. This just goes to show you that in hollywood, looks are all that matter…..because that is what sells tickets at the box-office!
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. Heh. An Overlong, romance infested demonstration of special effects and how they benefit the film.

    Special Effects?





    Miles from Realistic, My Friends

    GOOD Special Effects Are Supposed To Be Realistic.

    Now My Criticism for the rest of the film:



    The Script Was Something Found In A Screenwriter’s Trash Can

    If You Still Want To View It, Rent It Before You Buy It.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  3. Oscar nomination or not, this is the most boring movie I’ve seen since MEET JOE BLACK. It’s sad to see so much talent and effort gone to waste but what exactly is appealing about this story ? Why on earth would a little girl and a seemingly old man find themselves bonded to each other in the first place ? Why don’t Guiness/Ripley or the media stop by when what you’ve got here is the ultimate freak story ?. The only fun I had throughout this movie was making a list of the similarities with Forrest Gump which run in the several dozens. The Katrina back-story could have been of interest but at the end, all they used it for is as an excuse to flood a room ! This movie has easily the best aging effects in history but you end up noticing you spend most of the time evaluating them instead of getting involved with the story which is the basic symptom that this movie fails.

    Rating: 2 / 5

  4. Up front, I haven’t read Fitzgerald’s book, nor even knew of its existence. Alas, the film’s banal story is unlikely to persuade me to do so. This would have to be on the very low end of films I’ve seen in the recent decade. Pitt and Blanchlett are devoid of chemistry(while promising more in ‘Babel’ despite a questionable script). The single idea driving the story is infantile, anyway. The computer graphics are cute and the ‘curio’ of this exercise, which is the apposite word for the film: an exercise. Cliches abound though they lack the irony which might have arrested the tedium.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. I haven’t read the book, but I’m sure the author didn’t portray as many sex scenes as the movie does. Certainly not for children, as far as the representation of moral ethics goes. (Maybe adults shouldn’t watch it, either.) I sat and watched innocent Benjamin go from a respectful, moral fellow to a drinking, sex addict. It’s sad, but that’s how this world likes to portray the adult society. It’s so common now that people don’t realize how much we have evolved from the Christ-centered, moral people we used to be.

    As far as the acting and story line goes, it’s a fantastic story that will make you think about life.
    Rating: 3 / 5

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