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Big Eyes [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray] [2014]-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Tim Burton's Best in Ages

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    VandyPrice
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    Margaret Keane was made a prisoner and forced to live a lie. She was a timid, creative type not confident in her own skill and she was taken advantage of to the point she became trapped in this lie she felt she helped create. What was worse was that the cover-up of the initial lie became more punishing than the lie itself and only continued to grow and eat away at Margaret for the better part of a decade. With this type of story, this kind of inherently dramatic and interesting material there is plenty to dissect and examine and in the hands of a director like Tim Burton you might imagine that to be pretty promising. As of late though, Burton has resorted to a safety zone of reliable tricks and familiar stylings in order to keep his output regular and as a result his overall clout has somewhat diminished with those who adored his earlier work. Burton has always had a singular style, but the issue as of late has been finding material inspiring enough to match his peculiar visions. With Big Eyes he has the opportunity to present something of an introspective look at the dynamics of a marriage where one partner is essentially a slave and the other is delusional to the point of being a maniac. There are surely several statements to be made here, but Burton simply allows the material to speak for itself; intending to do little with his approach other than ensuring it looks like a Tim Burton film. As far as the depths of the souls in question here though, the material is only skin deep. For example, David Fincher took what could have easily become little more than a Lifetime-channel drama about a dysfunctional marriage earlier this year and by infusing it with his distinct voice, his precise style and countless undertones all while keeping the focus on one major theme crafted the most engaging crime thriller of the year if not the last decade. There is no such resonance to Big Eyes, but instead it is simply fine for what it is with two talented actors doing what they do best. It is a modest effort that I can't say I didn't enjoy as the story is interesting and perplexing, but I wasn't taken in by it and I wasn't thinking about it hours after leaving the theater. Instead, because it asked so little of me as an active viewer I suspected it had no intentions of lingering and so it's hard to fault it for being something it's not, but it's disappointing knowing it could have been something more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Biography insightful

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    PokLuv
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    This movie was or felt long to me. It was sad but empowering. It's a biography I don't how it could have gotten more interesting or more exciting to make it not feel so long but it is what it is. Every artist has a story and this artists personality is introverted and quiet. Hope this helps!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Dint know what to expect...

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    Btownnj
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    ...but i am a fan of the art work and the director. I enjoyed this movie though it was a one sided story. It was short excellent and with just enough artist twist that it kept me intrigued the entire movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not entirely as expected

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    SirReviewDude
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    I was expecting more Tim Burton fingerprints on this film and instead it was more of straight dramatic biopic of the artist in the film. It was well done, but not a typical Burton film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A decent watch

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    BluHorror
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    Although not my typical kind of movie, Big Eyes kept my attention and was a solid film, just not my thing. Acting was very good. Worth a shot if you are bored.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A good movie

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    Jake
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    It's nice to see Tim Burton filming a world that isn't shot through a kaleidoscope lens. This was a good movie and it has tons of character.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    not bad

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    chrichton
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    I have to admit this was a gift for my mom, so I didn't see it but from what she told me she liked it a lot

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    kind of slow moving

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    prin67e
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    everything about the movie was average. slow moving at points of the movie

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent movie

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    Jared
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    For 3.99 this movie was definitely worth the purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend