Dec 20 2008

Flawless: film review

Published by at 02:35 under Screening Room

source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Demi Moore’s comeback movie does not live up to its valiant title, says David Gritten

Flawless 

Calling a diamond-heist movie Flawless is a valiant choice – especially when it’s anything but. Suspense is essential to this genre, but here you couldn’t care less what happens next.

Director Michael Radford’s new effort, set in 1960, stars Demi Moore as an American high-flyer in a London diamond firm, denied promotion because of her gender. Michael Caine, as a long-serving cleaner at the firm, enlists her in his plot to steal jewels from its huge vault.

No, I didn’t believe it, either, and Flawless lurches from bad to worse. Caine tries his best, but Moore lacks expression and nuance.

The film does not even capture the feeling of London – and sure enough, its production notes confirm that it was shot primarily in Luxembourg. It would barely pass muster on a TV cable channel.

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source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Demi Moore’s comeback movie does not live up to its valiant title, says David Gritten

Flawless 

Calling a diamond-heist movie Flawless is a valiant choice – especially when it’s anything but. Suspense is essential to this genre, but here you couldn’t care less what happens next.

Director Michael Radford’s new effort, set in 1960, stars Demi Moore as an American high-flyer in a London diamond firm, denied promotion because of her gender. Michael Caine, as a long-serving cleaner at the firm, enlists her in his plot to steal jewels from its huge vault.

No, I didn’t believe it, either, and Flawless lurches from bad to worse. Caine tries his best, but Moore lacks expression and nuance.

The film does not even capture the feeling of London – and sure enough, its production notes confirm that it was shot primarily in Luxembourg. It would barely pass muster on a TV cable channel.

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