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2 Reviews: Revolutionary Road & Taken

My bro Dean D. Gives his hip review of 2 movies. “Revolutionary Road” and “Taken”  Que em up at Netflix and see if ya agree 🙂

Revolutionary Road

Did you know American suburbanites of the 1950s were often

Taken to Revolutionary Road

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desperately unhappy? It’s true.

Know what else?

People today are often desperately unhappy as well, and many, many of them are secular liberals. What’s to become of them?

The frustrating Sam Mendes directed this movie. It’s even worse than his “American Beauty and “Road to Perdition.” Not only is it dated and banal and leaden, it is also written in such a way that it’s impossible to care about the characters. Pity those poor American suburbanites.


For a suspenseful action flick, Taken, which pits Liam Neeson against sex-slave traders who have kidnapped his daughter, is inferior to the TV series, “24.” This doesn’t mean it isn’t exciting or well-made, though.

It’s both. However . . .

Most of the violence the criminals receive at Neeson’s hand they absolutely deserve. On the other hand, the film glorifies a murderer.


Sam Raimi – Drag Me to Hell


Mongol – A Sergei Bodrov Film.


  1. These are cool reviews. I agree that Revolutionary Road was utterly depressing. I was a big fan of the Leo-Kate chemistry but the storyline was dreary. And Kate won the Best Actress for the Reader, not this movie. Hmm, wonder why….?

  2. I was going to see it…But then I heard a lot of people bagging on it so I chucked the idea. Nice blog you got there.. Just need to add some posts 🙂

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