Great opening credits and a final shootout to Tina Turner's version of Proud Mary but sadly the rest of the film is pretty lacklustre. Taraji P. Henson deserved better.
That this film received zero Oscar nominations kind of makes a mockery of the awards. Eastwood gives one of his finest performances in a film that will make you laugh and cry. Film making of the highest calibre from a man who often receives praise for his direction but gets far to little credit as an actor.
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I have to say that after seeing Dead Hooker in a Trunk I’d written off the Soska sisters as talentless wannabes attempting to jump on the Grindhouse bandwagon. A sentiment that ill prepared me for their follow-up.
With American Mary they’ve created a film that’s disturbing, touching, sporadically violent and incredibly imaginative. It’s a movie that truly feels unique while so many of the films at this year’s FrightFest were awash with references to the…