Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by suicidesaints, Jan 19, 2018.
this sounds potentially incredible
It's playing at the AMC near me. Probably gonna try to catch it with MoviePass this week.
I was gonna see Phantom Thread but was running late so I saw this instead. I'm a 90s kid who grew up on World's Wildest Police Chases and America's Dumbest Criminals VHS tapes, so this looked right up my alley. But in 2018, this plays out more like a YouTube best car crashes compilation.
There were some pretty wild crashes, they drive through a forest fire at one point, some crazy road rage incidents, but nothing too spectacular. Even with a runtime of only 67 minutes, it didn't fly by.
One thing I did learn... Russians say "fuck" like every third word.
Here's the Hollywood Reporter's review, which is positive. I agree with it though, I guess.
'The Road Movie': Film Review
Also another differing take from the New Yorker
“The Road Movie” Exploits Pain and Death, Courtesy of Russian Dashboard-Camera Footage
This movie may have been more fun in a packed theater, but I was sitting alone in an empty theater watching people get into horrifying accidents so...
Saw this at Hot Docs last year and it’s literally no different than watching dash cam compilations on YouTube.