Ruf der Macht – Im Sumpf der Korruption (2016)

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Ruf der Macht – Im Sumpf der Korruption: Directed by Shintaro Shimosawa. With Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Alice Eve. When an ambitious young lawyer takes on a big case against a powerful and ruthless executive of a large pharmaceutical company, he soon finds himself involved in a case of blackmail and corruption.

“The plot is twisting, twisting and twisting again, while characters that seem to be one thing are revealed to be another, interacting in all kinds of ways. However, in order for a story to be successful, the plot needs to be interesting and the characters well defined before you do the plot twisting. Bottom line: a lot atwist about nothing. Now thereu0026#39;s some Shakespeare for you.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eYet somehow things are getting worse and worse: known actors have puny or plain bad roles, the acting is mediocre at best, the editing of the scenes, vague and not linear in time, confuses the hell out of the viewer. The girls: Julia Stiles, Malin Akerman, Alice Eve – they do the best with their roles, in fact they are the best actors in this film, far outclassing old farts like Pacino and Hopkins, whou0026#39;s only purpose in life nowadays is to give megalomaniacal speeches.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eA special mention for Alice Eve. She did a weird kind of interpretation which was awesome. I donu0026#39;t know if it was her idea or the directoru0026#39;s, but her character gave me the creeps. It just wasnu0026#39;t completely right for this movie.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eConclusion: a waste of time and talent. A confusing story that feels like someoneu0026#39;s ego trip, a boring film, a pointless story.”


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