Submitted by Craig Younkin - Movie Room Reviews on 2013-11-27 14:07
Am I the only one who thinks an action movie based around beating up rednecks is a little old-fashioned by now? You kinda expect more out of Sylvester Stallone, especially since he seems so intent on trying to keep the tough guy action hero alive. Say this for him, at 67 he’s still producing like mad, even Schwarzenegger has a lot of work to do to catch up.
Submitted by Craig Younkin - Movie Room Reviews on 2013-11-27 14:00
Nelson Mandela will no doubt join Ron Woodruff and Solomon Northup in the best actor pool this year and really doesn’t Idris Elba deserve it? A scene stealer in nearly everything he’s been in (“The Wire”, “Pacific Rim” to name a few), he’s an actor I can’t wait to see take on a bigger role in Hollywood. Again he’s the best thing here, managing to overcome direction and a screenplay based on Mandela’s “Long Walk to Freedom” that adheres too closely to the Bio-pic tropes.