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Winged Creatures 2008 123movies

Winged Creatures 2008 123movies

One moment shattered their lives.Jun. 24, 200895 Min.
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Watch: Winged Creatures 2008 123movies, Full Movie Online – In an ordinary day, a deranged man has a rampage in a diner and randomly shoots the customers. The survivors of the tragic episode are deeply affected by the shooting and have the most different reactions: the youngster, Anne Hagen, becomes popular at school telling her version of the shooting; her friend Jimmy Jaspersen becomes mute and closes himself to the outer world; the waitress Carla Davenport neglects her baby and has several vulgar relationships with men; Dr. Bruce Laraby loses his self-confidence and tries an experimental treatment to the migraine of his wife; and the compulsive gambler Charlie Archenault believes that he is lucky in the game and gambles all his money but he has a jinx..
Plot: A psychotic man opens fire in a diner, murdering numerous people before killing himself. The survivors struggle in different ways following this horrendous event: a doctor doubts his own instincts and elects to use an experimental medical procedure on his wife, while a gambler believes he’s on a lucky streak. A waitress begins engaging in promiscuous sex, and a young girl whose father is among the dead gains unexpected fame.
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5.6/10 Votes: 7,229
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N/A Votes: 119 Popularity: 12.155 | TMDB

Reviews:

A very effective and accurate ensemble piece.
It’s hard to be an ensemble drama in a time when the other films in this sub-genre have a very sturdy track record, with “Crash” being a Best Picture winner, “Babel” and “Traffic” being Best Picture nominees, and “Magnolia” being a cult favorite, among many other popular multi-storied films. Yes, these ensemble pieces all are quite distinctive from one another, but it’s very hard to not compare them to each other, as their common goal is the same: to tell many stories and convey one focused message.

In my opinion, films like “Crash” and “Babel” are hurt by the fact that they are forced to cheat the viewers in order to come to the film’s end message, whereas a film like “Magnolia” or “Traffic” arrives at it through brilliant film-making and storytelling.

Luckily, this adaptation ensemble piece manages to land itself far closer to the likes of “Magnolia” or “Traffic” than “Crash” or “Babel.” While I consider that a very good thing, some may not. Some may want a film that focuses on leaving a strong emotional impact more than telling its many stories as well as possible, and they may in fact be disappointed by “Winged Creatures.” But if you appreciate low-key films that are effective without hitting you over the head in any way, this film is definitely a must-see.

One of the first things praise-worthy in this ensemble film is, of course, its terrific ensemble cast. Many of these actors provide performances that prove they have more potential than I had previously thought. The film is about numerous characters who witness a murder, and the PTSD that follows them around afterward, and most of the actors have to portray a different PTSD side-effect with his or her performance, and all of them do it very well.

I never believed that Kate Beckinsale had anything to her name besides hot looks, but she plays a stressed-out mother very convincingly. After his ridiculous over-performance in “Vantage Point,” I thought that Forrest Whitaker’s fabulous performance in “The Last King of Scotland” may have just been a fluke. But his portrayal of a man whose luck is all over the place after the event is spot-on. As Dakota Fanning moves towards adulthood, she handles a particularly tricky (and religion-heavy) performance with ease. Heck, even Jennifer Hudson (how the hell did she win an Oscar?) gives a performance that indicates some talent, even though her role is small.

Then you get to the direction, and all that goes with it. The film moves between its stories just as well as the higher-budget, more mainstream ensemble pieces, transitioning very well without ever killing the mood with a sudden shift. The film’s score adds to this , as it keeps the same feel throughout the movie, giving the film an unchanging pace and mood, so even though you’re watching a bunch of stories at once, it’s one wholesome experience.

I don’t know if this will get recognition come Oscar time, but frankly, it doesn’t need to. This is a movie that shows talent out of a lot of actors about whom you may have been skeptical, and is a very worthy addition to the ensemble piece genre.

Review By: billybobwashere Rating: 8 Date: 2008-06-28
A serious film on trauma
Although there are many films on serious subjects the techniques used are many and various. Here we have a script which places a group of people in a diner in peril of a gunman. By restricting our field of vision the film allows us to either imagine all that happened on trust, or allow our instinct to take us where the story teller wants us to go. There are many deft cinematic touches along the way coaxing us to understand how the many ‘victims’ of the opening crime scene, which is slowly revealed as the film progresses, cope with the trauma of closeness to death.

How we understand the trauma and the coping of the victims is left very much to each watching individual and for that I salute the production team. We are not encouraged to feel sympathy or empathy or pity or any other emotion. The film is as cold as the blood in the opening murder scene. And yet strangely this is not a hard film to watch perhaps because of the constant cutting between the various people involved. Yes there are moments when we may feel a little awkward but they seem accidental rather than deliberate.

The acting is excellent throughout. I would like to have given this film a high score because the actors deserve it, but it always falls short of the pivotal axiom that humans are unpredictable even when being predictable. At least it takes its subject seriously and for that it is to be admired.

And so I award it six out of ten.

Review By: perkypops Rating: 6 Date: 2011-06-17

Other Information:

Original Title Winged Creatures
Release Date 2008-06-24
Release Year 2008

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min) (USA)
Budget 0
Revenue 39171
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Crime, Drama
Director Rowan Woods
Writer Roy Freirich
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Forest Whitaker, Guy Pearce
Country United States
Awards N/A
Production Company N/A
Website N/A


Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A

Winged Creatures 2008 123movies
Winged Creatures 2008 123movies
Winged Creatures 2008 123movies
Original title Winged Creatures
TMDb Rating 5.966 119 votes

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