Sunday, December 13, 2009

80 stardust (vaughn, 2007)

Perhaps too full of business, the highly talented Vaughn (Layer Cake) nevertheless keeps this adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel on brisk pace, democratically giving everyone as much room as possible - including De Niro's potentially career-suicidal role as a cross-dressing, queer pirate captain. Rupert Everett's death in this film is both elegant and totally unsporting, a very Gaimanlike move - a fair amount of dignity and just not quite enough heart.

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