OK I am going to be honest, the movie was made with skill and the actors was good, but the whole movie is extremely dull and moves very slowly. I remember I saw this for the first time when I was 17 and thought is was bad. That was more than 10 years ago, and when they showed it on TV again, in 1999, I tried to watch it once again with a more mature mind, but I still thought it was very dull and un-appealing. The beginning of the movie was promising, but after 1 hour I really lost interest.
Maybe its just that times have changed, but I don't
Maybe its just that times have changed, but I don't think so. Some find this a newish film noir classic but I found it a poor attempt at being a film anything. The cinema photography is uninspired, the costuming cheesy, the art direction uninspired and then there's the lumbering script. My god, I was disappointed. I had heard so much about this movie through the years and it not only fell short, it collapsed. And how do you screw up a movie with Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway? I don't know, but Roman Polanski sure did a job of it. What a mucked up movie. And how about that embarrassing cameo by Polanski. My goodness, I almost laughed out loud. And then poor John Huston...My, my, my. Show More