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The Company Men – Starring Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper & Kevin Costner

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 5 January 2012

The Company Men (2010) Starring Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper and Kevin Costner, written and directed by John Wells.  Given the title and the cast, one could think that The Company Men was sharp, gritty film about the CIA and its operatives.  And one would be wrong.  In fact The Company Men is a drama about upper echelon corporate American men, of various ages, all from the same global firm, and how they deal with losing their jobs.  Of course, The Company Men could have been about that same subject and been sharp and gritty as well, and it is not, and it’s unfortunate that, with such a cast, the opportunity was missed.  Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper and Kevin Costner do well with the poor script, especially Jones.  Ben Affleck’s portrayal, on the other hand, leaves very much to be desired.  However, with such poor writing and banal directing, let’s not judge the cast too severely. (PR)

See our posts on the films The Town and State of Play, starring Ben Affleck, and the films The Fugitive, In the Valley of Elah, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada and No Country for Old Men, starring Tommy Lee Jones.

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The Town – Ben Affleck

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 19 November 2011

The Town (2010)(DVD)  Co-written, directed by, and starring, Ben Affleck (as actorGood Will Hunting (1997), Hollywoodland (2006), State of Play (2009), and, as director, Gone Baby Gone (2007)), also starring Jeremy Renner (28 Weeks Later (2007), The Hurt Locker (2009), The Bourne Legacy (to be released in 2012)), and others.  The Town is a taut, sharply shot and orchestrated crime/heist thriller set in Boston, Massachusetts.  Affleck’s directing is really very good, and his acting is fine; Jeremy Renner as Gem is excellent; unfortunately the female roles are less well-developed.  Nevertheless, for a tense entertainment The Town is to be recommended. (PR)

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See our post on State of Play, starring Ben Affleck, here.

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State of Play

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 2 October 2011

State of Play (2009)(DVD)  Directed by Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September (2000), The Last King of Scotland (2006)), starring Russell Crowe (Academy Award for Best Actor for Gladiator in 2001, A Beautiful Mind  (2001), American Gangster (2007))Ben Affleck (Good Will Hunting (1997), Pearl Harbor (2001))Rachel McAdams (Midnight in Paris (2011))Helen Mirren (Elizabeth I (2005), Arthur (2011))Jason Bateman (Juno (2007), Hancock (2008))Robin Wright Penn (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011, to be released)) and others.  State of Play, a relatively believable political thriller based on a BBC TV mini-series, offers Crowe as an old-hand, old-school, altruistic journalist, and Affleck as a, at least initially, seemingly altruistic Congressman.  Easily watchable, political, yes, thriller, well, relatively speaking…  Initially cast with Brad Pitt and Edward Norton in the starring roles. (PR)

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