Friday, June 13, 2008

MOVIE: FLAWLESS



ABOUT: Flawless is a crime film directed by Michael Radford, written by Edward Anderson, and starring Michael Caine and Demi Moore.

Flawless is a clever diamond-heist thriller set in swinging 1960s London. Demi Moore plays Laura Quinn, a bright, driven, and beautiful executive at the London Diamond Corporation who finds herself frustrated by a glass ceiling after years of faithful employment, as man after man is promoted ahead of her despite her greater experience. Michael Caine is Hobbs, the nighttime janitor at London Diamond who is virtually invisible to the executives who work there, but over the years has amassed a startling amount of knowledge about how the company runs. Hobbs has his own bone to pick with London Diamond and, observing Laura's frustration, convinces her to help him execute an ingenious plan to steal a hefty sum in diamonds. But unbeknownst to Laura, Hobbs plans go even further than he's let on, and together they set in motion a thrilling heist of dizzying proportions, the likes of which London has never seen.




MY REVIEW: Flawless is one of those movies that starts off running, only to slow down and fall towards the finish line. It has a great cast with Moore and Caine. The sets and cinematography are nice to look at and the story starts off interestingly well. But for some reason after the main plot point in the movie happens, the movie starts to fall apart. Just when everything was going so well!

There is a twist that happens and I didn't like it. It makes the movie go into another direction and its not a fun one. It's kind of boring and slopped together. Then all is revealed in the end and it's just dumb and silly. It's as if everyone started to make the movie, things are going great and all of sudden everyone gets amnesia. As if they forgot what they were doing and so they let mental patients write the rest of the movie. Not the fun mental patient kind either. I love me a good caper, especially one that stars Michael Caine, but this one misses the mark.

The one DVD feature that comes with this bad boy is a trailer.


MY CHEESY RATING: Flawless is anything but with a 3 out of 10.


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