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The Guardian – Starring Kevin Costner & Ashton Kutcher

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 26 January 2012

The Guardian (2006)  Directed by Andrew Davis (The Fugitive (1993), Collateral Damage (2002)), starring Kevin Costner (The Untouchables (1987), Dances with Wolves (1990), The Upside of Anger (2005)) and Ashton Kutcher (The Butterfly Effect (2004), Valentine’s Day (2010)).  The Guardian, an action film about U.S. Coast Guard maritime search and rescue teams, with a leathery Kevin Costner as an aging, much-decorated veteran rescue swimmer and Ashton Kutcher as a young recruit, is full of effective, realistic special effects, unchained seas, wind, sinking ships and valiant rescues, as well as a long middle section about the training processes for new recruits.  The film is long, over two hours, the dialogue often a bit clunky and there is an abundance of rather stereotypical characters, yet there are quite a few funny moments, and some harrowing examples of selflessness in the call of duty, and, in the end, despite its shortcomings, one can’t help but come away from The Guardian without a serious impression of the risks taken and dedication required, and a much-merited respect for the Aviation Survival Technicians (rescue swimmers), and all the members of the U.S. Coast Guard teams involved. (PR)

See our posts on the films The Fugitive directed by Andrew Davis, with Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones and The Company Men with Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Affleck and others.

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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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