Thursday, December 10, 2009

86 the hunted (friedkin, 2003)

For my money, Tommy Lee Jones is at his best under Friedkin: in this and in Rules of Engagement. In other Hollywood films he's likely to be a caricature of himself; in The Three Burials he does an admirable job interrogating his image but Friedkin gets the job done with so little fuss.

Plus, I guess I'm a sucker for genre films where people don't act like wisecracking CSI-style morons. Enough with the wisecracking, writers, you're not Joss Whedon. (Unless you are.)

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