It’s great to see Costner playing a villain instead of a hero, and starring in a decent movie.
William Hurt shines as Brooks’ sinister alter-ego, Marshall. Costner and Hurt complement each other perfectly, sometimes even moving in perfect unison as two fragments of the same being. Marshall advises Brooks during interactions with others on how to handle various scenarios, or which routes of action to take. When Costner and Hurt share the screen, the chemistry is delicious, a perfectly strung tightrope of psychosis. Yet despite Marshall’s effectiveness as a presence, the Brooks/Marshall interactions also tend to distract from the film’s flow somewhat.
Verdict? Definitely worth a watch. Costner tackles a completely unexpected antiheroic character, while simultaneously debating his psychotic urges with his alter-ego Marshall. Demi Moore? Nothing spectacular here from her, but she does what she needs to. Show up, in other words.
It could be worse; it could be Waterworld 2.
- Evert Lombaert
A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Just another typical Tom Cruise action film, with nothing to get too excited about. The film is loaded with action-film stereotypes and cheesy one-liners. Read More »
Add your review
Hands of Stone is a bland, unlikable portrayal of a real-life boxer that struggles to hit the highs of Rocky IV let alone Raging Bull or the original Rocky. Mark this one down as “for boxing fanatics only”. Read More »
Add your review
South AfricaCity Press
Johannesburg CBDResourcing Solutions
HousesR 1 200 000
HousesR 2 495 000
HousesR 1 750 000