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The Constant Gardener (2005)

  Directed by: Fernando Meirelles
Written by: Jeffrey Caine, John le Carré, Bráulio Mantovani
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz
Links: The Constant Gardener on the IMDb, Official site, Buy on DVD, Buy the Book
Genre: Drama

This movie gets: 4.00 (1 rating) Ranking: not yet ranked (awaiting 2 ratings)

"An Oscar winner?!" - a review by pearly

Oh man, how I didn't enjoy this film. And unfortunately, this was due in large part to Rachel Weisz. Sure, she win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her part in this film, but why? I really didn't understand the decision.

To me, this film was nothing better than a half baked political thriller. I'm not into political thrillers, but still, I can't see why this film was so highly praised that I should have seen it even though I wasn't into this genre. There's no way it was going to change my mind on the matter.

Thumbs down, John le Carré. Thumbs down, Ralph Fiennes.

Did I miss something? Was there some hidden brilliance to this film that I would have noticed if I had only turned my head slightly to the left? Enlighten me, people, because I just don't get it.

pearly gives this movie 4 out of 10.
Review created on Thu 1 Jun 2006

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