Misconduct full movie review - very banal plot
Conspiracy - Conspiracy is an American thriller directed by Shintaro Shimosawa, the producer of The Grudge.
It was released in Italy on June 15 and in the cast are Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins both won the Oscar and this is their first film together. The original title of the film is Misconduct - "Conspiracy" there we invented us in Italy - and talks about Ben Cahill, an ambitious young lawyer played by Josh Duhamel, who is in the midst of a struggle between a prominent lawyer (Pacino) and the leader of a corrupt pharmaceutical company (Hopkins). Cahill gets the incriminating documents to the pharmaceutical company and speaks to the character played by Pacino. Bad things happen and Cahill must find out the truth or lose everything he has. It looks nice. According to virtually all written reviews about the movie, it is not.
In his early days in Italian Conspiracy - The conspiracy was among the five most popular films and grossed more than 50 thousand euro: a fair result, considering that it is the weekly day of June. And it is a better result than what the film has had in the US, where it grossed around 24 thousand dollars, and especially in the UK, where in its first weekend in theaters - one in which the films are usually most their collections - has grossed nearly 100 pounds (125 euro). There was a second weekend because the film was withdrawn from sale. Conspiracy - Conspiracy has cost around 10 million euro; Variety wrote that was screened in five British films and in each of them received about 25 euro: it means that on average the film has been seen by 4-5 people in each UK cinemas where it was shown. Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Conspiracy - The conspiracy is "a predictable and forgettable film" and that the great days of Hopkins and Pacino are according to him long gone. Stephen Holden of The New York Times was more lenient with Pacino and Hopkins - "go to their usual pace" and one wonders how they were deceived to get them to act in the film - but is equally ruthless with the film, which is "made by a director and the writers who usually worked in low-budget horror movie "and it shows," is ridiculously clumsy, mounted in a senseless, incomprehensible, no suspense, is a film in which one of the bad guys continually invests people with a motorcycle". Tim Robey of the Telegraph wrote that Conspiracy - Conspiracy "is the worst movie that Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino have done in their careers": Robey said he had seen the films considered the worst made by the two actors - "I saw Instinct - Instinct primordial, Jack and Jill, 88 minutes, and Premonitions The rite and none of these is a film that I would like to have seen "- but no one is still able to gamble with conspiracy - conspiracy in terms of ugliness. Robey gave the film one star out of five. The same rating given by the Guardian, whose critic Wendy Ide wrote that it is "terrible" and is a big stain on Hopkins curriculum and Pacino. It could be shown in film schools as a practical example of how not to make a film. Every decision is wrong: whether it's the plot, casting, photography, sound and probably even the canteen menus during filming. [...] The director, Shimosawa, is fond of harmful and slow camera movements, which eventually will stop at innocuous things, such as a refrigerator. The soundtrack is thunderously stupid. And the plot is so muddled that one wonders if anyone actually read the script before giving the green light to funding for the film. It does a little 'hard to find but there is also a positive review for Conspiracy - Conspiracy: is written by Chuck Wilson of Village Voice. It's a little 'tangled and sometimes wonder if it's ironic, and perhaps it is: Wilson writes that "it is a pity that the film was snubbed" because the debut of Shimosawa director has a "elegant visual style and a plot full so many and so absurd twists that the film becomes an appreciable melodrama. " Wilson writes that the film "makes us think of Brian De Palma's Carrie Vintage - The look of Satan and Dressed to Kill" and "there are beautiful, long and straight shots in which the camera goes even further than the actors, as if trying another turning point in the plot. " Wilson adds that all this might seem like something that disturbs and confuses, it is not: "It is talented," and the director "should start organizing meetings for his next film." The only place they seem to agree with Wilson is South Korea, where Conspiracy - Conspiracy grossed just under a million Euros.