Tuesday, December 25, 1973

The Sting is quite the set-up

5 second plot: A small con-man's partner gets murdered after they hustle the wrong people. He wants revenge, but to do that he has to team up with a big con-man. And avoid getting caught by the mobsters, the police and the FBI.

5 second review: If often thought to myself: 'am I supposed to believe that...'. That's never a good sign. And holy shit: this kid's got 99 problems, doesn't he? But he still has time for a love interest. Well, that turned out to be a problem as well. The sets are great, but it's a shame you can see that the background is painted. This is a classic, no doubt about that, but I had some trouble going with the flow.

IMDb score: 8,4/10
Our score: 5/10

Sunday, December 16, 1973

Papillon is not very uplifting

5 second plot: Two guys try to escape from a horrible prison camp on an island in French Guiana. Their efforts are not always successful which makes life in prison even harder.

5 second review: This story will not make you happy. To know that this horrific prison camp actually existed, makes it even worse. Great acting, of course, two icons at work. There are some strange twists in the story but overall it's pretty decent. But it's serious drama without a lot of light at the end of the tunnel. Them French folk sure do speak very good English. Wink.

IMDb score: 8,1/10
Our score: 3/10