An Ordinary Man

2017

Action / Drama / Thriller / War

19
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 41% · 22 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 39% · 50 ratings
IMDb Rating 5.7/10 10 3474 3.5K

Top cast

Ben Kingsley as The General
Hera Hilmar as Tanja
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760.79 MB
1280*570
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 30 min
Seeds 6
1.44 GB
1904*848
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 30 min
Seeds 2

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by digdilem 5 / 10

Good acting, but feel cheated by the ending

I can't write this without a spoiler, so don't read on unless you are prepared.

An unusual film in several ways. The subject is difficult and a period of history not often covered by fiction. The often surreal Yorkshire accent of Kingsley doesn't add to the immersion of the subject and surroundings - everything is in English with English accents and actors. You do forget that though, and the acting is well done, subtle and you do develop a real care for the two main characters and how that relationship deepens.

Which is why the final five minutes makes me feel let down. No attempt to explain why she was shot - it didn't fit in with the tone or rest of the movie at all. Honestly, it felt to me as an excuse to end the film because there was no other way to stop things. The final scene shows Kingsley with a line of bullets in front of him - what's he going to do? Too many bullets for suicide, is he going to kill those who have kept him alive? If so, why?

The viewer is left confused. It's jarring and out of keeping, devaluing the investment in time they've put into caring about these people, only for the entire purpose of the film to be dumped without explanation or even hint.

Reviewed by gabriel-888-977884 8 / 10

Worth watching. Kingsley is his usual brilliance

Not quite sure why there are so many negative reviews. Everyone seems to want it to be about retribution and not just a snapshot on a period of a fictional war criminals life.

I found it well acted and a good story which unfortunately could have been set in a number of countries around the world. Enjoy it for what it is.

Reviewed by holdencopywriting 8 / 10

Interesting film; great performance by Ben Kingsley

Intriguing film. Kept me guessing as to what would happen next. Ben Kingsley gives an excellent performance. I was struck by the scene in the country when an old woman seemingly ignores Kingsley, but just touches the side of his face as she passes him. Great moment. Not a perfect film, but definitely worth seeing.

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