Wednesday, 23 January 2013

360



In many ways my kind of film, 360 is a typical European-style drama (with a bit of thriller thrown in) about the intersecting lives of eight or nine main characters who come from very diverse social and cultural backgrounds (between England and Russia). 

360 is directed by Fernando Meirelles, who has made two of my favourite 150 films (The Constant Gardener, City of God), and stars Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law and Rachel Weisz, among others. Critics panned this outing, primarily seeing it as hollow and superficial, if intriguing. I understand these sentiments, but, like I said: ‘this is my kind of film’, and I quite enjoyed it, finding many thought-provoking moments to appreciate. So I am giving 360 a solid ***. My mug is up.

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