Gabriel (2007)

Gabriel
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Moderate violence, coarse language, drug use and sexual references

Director: Shane Abbess
Actors: Andy Whitfield, Dwaine Stevenson, Samantha Noble, Erika Heynatz, Michael Piccirilli, Harry Pavlidis, Jack Campbell, Kevin Copeland, Brendan Clearkin, Matt Hylton Todd, Valentino Del Toro

Set in purgatory this is a dark and twisted action/drama movie that shows the struggle between good and evil as angels, both arch and fallen, battle for control of a city full of re-born souls.
With Darkness currently ruling, it is up to Gabriel - the last chance of the archangels - to take on human form and fight for the Light.

DVD
Status: QuickPick
Run time: 114mins
Origin: AUSTRALIA
Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Member Reviews (91)

Yuki
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bad, pretty gothic scenery but bad
Posted Friday, 31 August 2012 See my other reviews
Nadine
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This movie had us hooked! Something drew us right into that world. Perhaps because it was a world we had not seen before. I will get it out again one day and see if it is as compelling as the first viewing. I would recommend to check it out. Personal taste will then let you decide if it's for you or not.
Posted Friday, 6 January 2012 See my other reviews
Trudie
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I love sci-fi and fantasy movies, so was excited when I read the blurb about this movie. However, after watching this movie, it really was terrible! A waste of time, I barely could get through the movie. Everything was poor, the lead actor was passable, but everything else (actors, direction, plot) was garbage. Don't waste your time watching this!
Posted Friday, 25 November 2011 See my other reviews
Nikki
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A little over-techniqued at times but a rich and arty feel. Great performances from the all Aussie cast. RIP Andy Whitfield.
Posted Friday, 23 September 2011 See my other reviews
Christos
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Utter garbage.. Too heavily steeped in CGI and special effects and not little else in terms of STORYLINE! Another bad HOLLYWOOD cliche' !
Posted Friday, 12 August 2011 See my other reviews
margaret
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really liked this movie
Posted Friday, 18 March 2011 See my other reviews
Me
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This was supposed to be a movie about the supernatural. It could have been a documentry about the gangs of Footscray. Poor acting, poor direction, poor story, poor me for watching this garbage.
Posted Thursday, 12 August 2010 See my other reviews
AndrewJ
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not bad, good script, good acting but low production budget so lots of people looking moodily at each other in dark city -style rain. You have to be in the right mood.
Posted Sunday, 9 May 2010 See my other reviews
Wayne
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A real contender for the worst movie ever made.
Posted Wednesday, 17 March 2010 See my other reviews
Michael W.
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Can't believe some of the bad reviews I've seen on some websites. I was totally engrossed. Considering this type of film is unorthodox for Australia and they had a small budget it was fantastic! Nice mix of story, character building, emotion and action.
Posted Wednesday, 19 August 2009 See my other reviews
Angharad
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fell asleep.
Posted Tuesday, 18 August 2009 See my other reviews
Anne D.
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Did not enjoy this movie at all - took way too much energy trying to follow the storyline - cant recommend
Posted Friday, 14 August 2009 See my other reviews
Scott P.
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Good movie, not quite what I expected, but still was quite a good movie. The movie was quite dark along with the atmosphere. Liked the twist at the end though, didn't see that coming.
Posted Sunday, 24 May 2009 See my other reviews
Claire
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Not really sure about this one, they could have done alot more with the story
Posted Tuesday, 7 April 2009 See my other reviews
Erin
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i love this movie i think the story and everything surrounding it was great. I think that its the type of movie that everybody can watch and take something away from it. This movie comes down to your own personal desision everyones veiw would be different on this one
Posted Tuesday, 31 March 2009 See my other reviews
Jane
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One of the worst films i have ever seen
Posted Tuesday, 17 March 2009 See my other reviews
Shan
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Watching this was like watching one of those home made attempts at an action movie ... that never ends.
Posted Sunday, 15 March 2009 See my other reviews
Luke
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Good aussie film made on a tight budget, with decent theological questions asked and some good action scenes.
Posted Friday, 13 March 2009 See my other reviews
Kerrianne
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very ordinary....
Posted Thursday, 12 February 2009 See my other reviews
Shona
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Horribly boring and cheap Could not finish movie like 200000 other vampire stories of evil etc etc etc
Posted Monday, 9 February 2009 See my other reviews
Patrick W.
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wow, i didn't realise a movie could be this bad. don't waste your time on this one.
Posted Thursday, 5 February 2009 See my other reviews
Diane
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I hated this movie. i couldn't even finish watching it. what rubbish
Posted Tuesday, 3 February 2009 See my other reviews
Melanie J.
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I found this movie to be Quite slow and hard to follow. While the imagry was amazing the story seemed to lack depth. The audio is not so great either with such a wide range of volue I found myself having to turn it up to hear the seaking and turngin it down when music is playing. Overall I was quite bored and confused
Posted Monday, 2 February 2009 See my other reviews
Chris
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Now I know why it had taken me so long to actually watch this movie!! - 2 hours of my life I will never get back. - Save yourself the trouble and hire something else. :)
Posted Thursday, 15 January 2009 See my other reviews
kwal80
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Well, there's 2 hours of my life I'm never getting back... I'd encourage bigpond to burn all copies to save everyone else from the trauma of watching this horrendous film.
Posted Tuesday, 13 January 2009 See my other reviews
Julie S.
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NO!! Don't subject yourself to this! Go for a walk, bath the dog or restump your house if you have to but avoid this at all costs!
Posted Wednesday, 7 January 2009 See my other reviews
Dawn B.
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This movie isn't anything overly fantastic or complicated, but I actually didn't know it was an Australian movie made with a million bucks, it was that well-produced. It's a pretty decent action flick, and doesn't pretend to be anything else.
Posted Tuesday, 6 January 2009 See my other reviews
Yvette B.
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Painful.
Posted Thursday, 1 January 2009 See my other reviews
pato
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Not the worst movie I've seen but getting close. Not what I thought it would be. Acting was ok - I have seen worse. I can't recommend this movie to anyone. It's dark, hard to understand and very poor story line. It could have been done a whole lot better than it was, my advice dont go here. Your money is better spent on something else.
Posted Thursday, 27 November 2008 See my other reviews
Mary B.
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Idea aroused interest but it was just too silly to watch.
Posted Monday, 24 November 2008 See my other reviews
Ian R.
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barely one star - self indulgent drivel
Posted Monday, 24 November 2008 See my other reviews
Matthew W.
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Was definitely expecting more than this film delivered. While the basic storyline of Arch Angels versus fallen angels gives plenty of room to create different tangents of story, this lacked depth. Do we really believe that Arch Angels sent from heaven to bring the light back to this fallen city need weapons such as guns and knives to battle evil? Maybe introducing a little less fiction, and focus on biblical lore would generate a much more believable and entertaining ride for the viewer. In my opinion, lacks vision. Two stars at best...
Posted Monday, 24 November 2008 See my other reviews
Katie W.
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Hmmm, I'm not sure that all the people who gave Gabriel one and two star ratings watched the same movie as me. I thouroughly enjoyed this film and the journey that the characters took me on. I guess you do have to remember that it is an Australian film so it didn't have the budget of a hollywood flick but if you watch the extra features you get a real appreciation for what the creative team acheived with the little resources they had. This movie will definitely be making its way to my collection as I really enjoyed it!
Posted Monday, 17 November 2008 See my other reviews
Adele D.
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dont bother
Posted Wednesday, 5 November 2008 See my other reviews
Earth.W
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Now this is an interesting movie. I did not know what to expect when I put myself down for this movie and yes, it certainly was very interesting as I never expected to see a movie where Angels use guns and knives as they murder their enemies. There definately is a twist at the end and I won't mention it for if you want to know, go watch it for yourself. It is a bit gory.
Posted Wednesday, 5 November 2008 See my other reviews
Neville W.
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Well I suppose if your a teenager this sort of rubbish would be fun. But then I think that is an insult to teenagers.
Posted Wednesday, 1 October 2008 See my other reviews
Carolyn A.
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An interesting movie. Hard to review. Worth a look if you want something dark beyond the usual "American" style movies of this genre. Would have liked more contrast between the good
Posted Monday, 22 September 2008 See my other reviews
Steve L.
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I will give it two stars but that is being generous. poorly acted, could have been a great story if in fact they actually tried to string one together. Started off nowhere and went nowhere
Posted Sunday, 14 September 2008 See my other reviews
Brendan C.
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not what i thought it would be.
Posted Wednesday, 20 August 2008 See my other reviews
Kathleen M.
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I fast forwarded through most of this movie it was so bad, which is a shame, because it had the potential to be good.
Posted Tuesday, 19 August 2008 See my other reviews
Joanne M.
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Absolute rubbish! Don't bother with this one. Very poor quality, terrible american accents.
Posted Monday, 18 August 2008 See my other reviews
Joanne M.
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Absolute rubbish! I don't know what posessed me to add this atrocity to my list. Terrible American accents - if you cant perfect the accent then stick to Australian!
Posted Sunday, 17 August 2008 See my other reviews
Andrew H.
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Not as bad as I expected after reading other reviews. Yeah, it has wooden acting, horrible dialogue and poor attempts at American accents, but I have seen a lot worse so it gets 2 stars. 1 and a half would have been more what I wanted, but there's no half stars...
Posted Tuesday, 12 August 2008 See my other reviews
Dianne L.
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This movie was very well done. I loved the story line and the way in which it was filmed. I was a little let down with the ending but all in all not a bad watch.
Posted Thursday, 7 August 2008 See my other reviews
Andy A.
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Posted Tuesday, 5 August 2008 See my other reviews
Annette L.
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i quite enjoy the darker genre of movies (good V's evil), & this was a gr8t AUSSIE made film.no BIG stars & a small budget (behind the scenes is an interesting must watch) shows what you can do if you really want it bad enough. gr8t job by all involved.
Posted Friday, 1 August 2008 See my other reviews
Julia B.
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I quite enjoyed the movie. It was a little dark and a bit visual. Some parts were a little slow but that just meant more time to enjoy Andy Whitfield. I doubt this is a movie for everyone. You'll either like it or hate it.
Posted Monday, 7 July 2008 See my other reviews
ROR
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Pretty dreadful movie, tried very hard to be something special. I can tolerate just about any sci-fi/horror/suspense but found myself wanting this to end. Quite boring in several parts.
Posted Thursday, 3 July 2008 See my other reviews
Paul G.
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I thought this was going along okay then all of a sudden it turned to rubbish and then it topped it off with one of those CRAP endings that left you thinking what was all that about. Why make a movie if your only going to end it with a CRAP ending, show us the ending first then I wouldn't have watched the other 80 odd minutes.
Posted Sunday, 29 June 2008 See my other reviews
Suzanne A.
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I was told this was a B-grade movie before I watched it and so I let my expectation of an Underworld-type experience go. This was a brilliant way to approach this movie because I really enjoyed it. All it is is a modern adaptation of an old story and I think parts of this film were really creative. Yes, there were moments that made you laugh when you probably shouldn't have laughed but that's okay too. I'm actually going to watch it again. If you're religious then it's probably not for you as it walks the razor's edge of blasphemy but that's all I'm going to say otherwise i'll give the story away.
Posted Friday, 27 June 2008 See my other reviews
Krystie W.
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The first movie i ever rated so poorly. Just not worth watching. Was actually annoying trying to watch it. Not sure if it was the acting, the scenes or the whole plot?? Was really amazed - this is one of my fav movie genre's but nothing for this one :(
Posted Friday, 20 June 2008 See my other reviews
Kevin R.
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Less than average. Poor acting and plotline.I would not recommend this movie to anyone.
Posted Friday, 20 June 2008 See my other reviews
Peter W.
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I really liked the direction and style of this movie. The story was solid, acting was good and the outcome didn't feel cliché or predictable.
Posted Friday, 6 June 2008 See my other reviews
Neil L.
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CRAP - Avoid at all costs - mowing someone else's lawn would be more enjoyable
Posted Thursday, 29 May 2008 See my other reviews
Craig W.
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Posted Wednesday, 28 May 2008 See my other reviews
Bell E.
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Did not last 20 minutes before I had to turn it off. long winded. some alright effects, boring
Posted Tuesday, 27 May 2008 See my other reviews
Lynette T.
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Posted Monday, 26 May 2008 See my other reviews
Chas P.
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Posted Monday, 26 May 2008 See my other reviews
Leanne O.
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Did not enjoy, boring.
Posted Friday, 23 May 2008 See my other reviews
Okto F.
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Maybe - Weak, Cheap... conflicting plot.
Posted Friday, 16 May 2008 See my other reviews
Maui B.
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The storyline was well thought out but the camera work and quality in general wasn't quite what I was expecting. Acting at times is a little second rate but watch it if your a person that can over look special effects and take in the concept of the story
Posted Wednesday, 14 May 2008 See my other reviews
Sheila B.
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we didn't like this one at all in fact we turned it of in the end we were so bored with it
Posted Friday, 9 May 2008 See my other reviews
Lynne H.
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An interesting choice for an Australian made movie. Stylistically good, and in keeping with the pergatory theme. Acting ok. The main protagonist's approach was dead and flat, lacking in passion. Even given the final outcome of the film I'd expect some passion from the main baddy. Ending was a bit weak... but at least not the happily ever after that we have come to expect from American films. Worth a watch when your queue gets low....
Posted Wednesday, 7 May 2008 See my other reviews
James R.
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The morning after watching this movie I couldn't remember much about what had happened - never a good sign. Fair enough concept for the plot but perhaps a bit of "slow reveal" of what is was all about could have added some intrigue. Even the action sequences were disappointing.
Posted Tuesday, 6 May 2008 See my other reviews
Blair C.
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Hugely disappointing. A good concept trashed by poor scripting and stylised acting. Incongruent behaviours and gutter language make these achangels look and sound like squabbling, violence-prone street punks, so totally flawed they appear incapable of exhibiting any of the qualities we might otherwise associate with such exalted characters as "archangels".
Posted Wednesday, 30 April 2008 See my other reviews
Adele S.
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Don't bother..total waste of time! Video quality was so bad I thought for a while there I was watching a dodgy downloaded copy...probably was! If it was a DVD Rip it was a 'poor' substitute!
Posted Tuesday, 29 April 2008 See my other reviews
Sharon W.
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oh what a boring, dragged out movie....
Posted Thursday, 24 April 2008 See my other reviews
Damien H.
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Posted Thursday, 24 April 2008 See my other reviews
Rod L.
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Great effects but oh, my God, what crap dialogue! Surely this was written by a first year scriptwriting student who bypassed high school? I'm pretty laid back when it comes to quality becuase I'm a fan of b-grade films, but this one is off the alphabet scale. Even the sexy cover image is non-existant in the film. Don't bother
Posted Tuesday, 22 April 2008 See my other reviews
Malgorzata D.
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Posted Tuesday, 22 April 2008 See my other reviews
Jeanette C.
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The concept was good! Just very slow!!
Posted Monday, 21 April 2008 See my other reviews
Aaron L.
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If onyl this had been a Hollywood production.I basic plot was a great idea,but to make it on a shoe string budget,with unknow actors was a big mistake.Had to have 2 goes at watching this,finally got through it,and then realised I'd wasted 2 hours of my life.
Posted Monday, 21 April 2008 See my other reviews
Laura B.
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Hmmmm Sorry not a good movie. There was no consistency very very rough production, producer should stick to acting - no wait a minute he has a cameo in the movie nope - Matt maybe you should stick to singing....
Posted Sunday, 20 April 2008 See my other reviews
Mary Anne M.
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Interesting
Posted Friday, 18 April 2008 See my other reviews
Joanne H.
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hard to get into, too dark
Posted Thursday, 17 April 2008 See my other reviews
Ronnie S.
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this was total crap, do not bother.
Posted Thursday, 17 April 2008 See my other reviews
Sharon W.
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this movie was ok, not good, but not really bad, if you have watched constantine then similar good vs evil plot but not as good, the actor who played gabriel was pretty hot, but overall not a movie i would sit thru again.......
Posted Thursday, 17 April 2008 See my other reviews
Michael G.
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This film is TERRIBLE... had the unfortunate pleasure of seeing this at the movies and somehow managed to stay until the end.... very poor attempt to replicate crow / underworld vibe... avoid
Posted Tuesday, 15 April 2008 See my other reviews
Kristy M.
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Listen to the reviews! Dont waste your time. Didnt even watch it all, preview deffinately leads you to think it is good.
Posted Sunday, 13 April 2008 See my other reviews
Roger W.
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confusing plot: still don't understand what happened at the end and it was a struggle to last that long.
Posted Sunday, 13 April 2008 See my other reviews
Mark P.
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Hard to keep paying attention poor acting, poor story line, it's a movie that you should pick up and read the story but keep putting back down.
Posted Wednesday, 9 April 2008 See my other reviews
Belinda D.
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Terrible- didn't watch more than 20 mins.
Posted Tuesday, 8 April 2008 See my other reviews
Ian J.
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If you like paint-by-numbers scripts, over-acting, half Aussie/American accents, overly long movies, cardboard cut-out characters, drama school film styles, then this one is for you.
Posted Monday, 7 April 2008 See my other reviews
Marcia D.
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Posted Monday, 7 April 2008 See my other reviews
Jay G.
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i have to agree with these with the above ... what the hell was that all about??
Posted Saturday, 5 April 2008 See my other reviews
Warwick C.
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Lame australian attempt at sci-fi tale. Special effects are awful, script is suited to a computer game. And story line....well we missed that one all together...Women also are poorly treated in this load of .....!
Posted Wednesday, 2 April 2008 See my other reviews
Sharon L.
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I actually enjoyed this movie. It was a little slow at times but the story line was quite good. You have to like and beleive in supernatural to really appreciate this movie.
Posted Sunday, 30 March 2008 See my other reviews
Kerry S.
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The storyline was great and the dialogue was simple yet powerful and I found myself not wanting to miss a beat as it drew me in deeper with the character's quest. Dark, yet mesmerizing I found this a great insight into notions of good verse evil, religion and myth. If you like stories about Angels and the battles between good and evil, this movie is not your average hollywood blockbuster nor is it a romanticised version, homegrown it gives a unique spin on the ethereal world and darkness within. It may not be for everyone but if you like flicks such as the Prophecy trilogy (Christopher Walken) or Constantine, this may be for you.
Posted Saturday, 29 March 2008 See my other reviews
David B.
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I tried to watch this 3 times but fell asleep each time. Long winded talking and no action (it was supposed to be a action type movie) in the first half of the movie made me wonder why I even bothered to bookmark it. The preview really threw me off.
Posted Friday, 28 March 2008 See my other reviews
Helen P.
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Weak, almost unintelligible plot; bad acting; overuse of after-effects; not particularly likeable characters. This 'good vs evil' movie attempted to develop the gritty mood of 'Sin City', but came off as trying too hard. If I had a choice between re-watching this movie and beating myself in the head repeatedly with a large stick, it would be a tough decision.
Posted Thursday, 27 March 2008 See my other reviews
Matthew B.
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So bad I wanted to stop watching thirty minutes in. Tries too hard to be something like The Matrix and Underworld movies to do anything unique.
Posted Sunday, 23 March 2008 See my other reviews