WE GOT A BOMBA! - The Goldfinch (2019) is sitting at 27% on Rottentomatoes

Oct 25, 2017
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Cinematic taxidermy.

"The Goldfinch" tries hard to be a masterwork like the painting that shares its title but ends up feeling more like a forgery.

The cast for this is insane


Guess we are all seeing Hustlers this week
 

Einchy

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Oct 25, 2017
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Bummer, the trailer (while super melodramatic) seemed like it would be right up my alley.
 

Blue Skies

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The book was great, and a huge bestseller, fact that marketing hasn’t kicked up for this means the studio knows it’s dog shit.

O well

Will watch anyways
 

Zeroro

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Oct 27, 2017
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I remember seeing the trailer for this in the theater and thinking the entire time that it was trying really hard to be Academy Award Winning Film.
 

chefbags

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Oct 25, 2017
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I remember seeing the trailer for this in the theater and thinking the entire time that it was trying really hard to be Academy Award Winning Film.
I can see that lol. I remember the trailer trying really hard with the music playing really loud over all the running scenes haha
 

Seesaw15

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Oct 27, 2017
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attempted oscar bait. WB better focus on Joker!
Warner Bros is still looking pretty good as far as their Oscars bench is concerned. Joker will probably get a best actor nom, Just Mercy seems right up the academys alley and Motherless Brooklyn will probably get something.
 

Lady Murasaki

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Oct 25, 2017
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I don't really like Ansel Elgort at all, but isn't possible people went to see it with their expectations too high? The Goldfinch is the Donna Tartt book, both a bestseller and critically acclaimed. Not to mention this stellar cast. On the other hand, it is indeed Oscar bait, so that could be a factor.
 

JB1981

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Oct 28, 2017
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I’m embarrassed I made a thread about how good this movie looked. No clue what I was thinking at the time hahaha
 

Slayven

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Oct 25, 2017
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I read the synopsis for the book and it sounds like the most indulgent high on it's own farts bullshit I seen in a long time
 

HueyFreeman

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Oct 27, 2017
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I read the synopsis for the book and it sounds like the most indulgent high on it's own farts bullshit I seen in a long time
It’s honestly a very approachable read. Don’t be fooled by the fact that the plot features a famous painting - it’s really IMO a book about recovering from losing someone.
 

vatstep

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm amused. I've sat through the trailer for this in the theater several times and it looks like insufferable, self-aggrandizing wanna-be Oscar bait. And the kid's face is just as annoying as Ansel Elgort's, so good job on the casting at least.
 

Middleman

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Jun 14, 2019
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This is disappointing but I wondered how they could possibly do the book justice as a 2 hour movie.
 

shaneo632

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Oct 29, 2017
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First big awards flop of 2019 is here. We eatin' tonight boys.

A shame in seriousness, though the trailer just screamed awards bait and that 150 minute runtime definitely raised my eyebrows.
 

Rust

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Her career has been treading water since Bewitched.
Uh, that's untrue. This seems to be a miss, however. Shame - the book was a good read.
I recommend you check out Lion or Big Little Lies. Even Destroyer has an amazing performance.
She's currently the fourth highest paid actress in Hollywood.
 

Ziltoidia 9

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Oct 25, 2017
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Everything I saw about this in trailers or promos or ads just made it look like the movie had no direction and was disjointed.