From two acclaimed artists: director Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener) and writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon). With a stellar international cast that includes Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Ben Foster, Jamel Debbouze and Moritz Bleibtreu, 360 is a moving and exciting dramatic thriller that dazzlingly weaves together the stories of an array of people from disparate social backgrounds through their intersecting relationships. -- (C) Magnolia
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Critic Reviews for 360
If the film had not been afraid to go a little darker, dig a little deeper and develop its characters beyond their stereotypes, it would have been a much stronger effort.
Spending 111 minutes watching people at the mall would be a more illuminating study of human behavior-and undoubtedly more entertaining.
It often feels forced and inauthentic. Perhaps it's a weakness of the direction, but ultimately the film fails to fire up all its many cylinders
Circular exploration of sex, love and relationships, in which interconnected characters reveal how actions, reactions and consequences impact on us all
One of those movies with a plot that is intricately constructed of a bunch of seemingly unrelated parts that end up fitting together improbably, but very nicely at the end.
It just goes to show that, even with so much talent involved behind and in front of the camera, some material just won't work.
A carousel that gets caught up in its own whirlwind and doesn't utilize or know how to appreciate its talent properly.
As the action moves from Vienna to Paris to London to Denver to Phoenix and then back again, the vignettes blur into one another ...
According to 360 the world is united in broken dreams and wounded hearts. It's too bad that playing R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" on a two-hour loop could have expressed the sentiment more effectively.
Despite a few good moments, it's depressing, obnoxious, and condescending. To use a favorite critics' word, it's "leaden"... it just refuses to move.
The film's generic, meaningless title is a sign of the dullness to come.
A starry cast and a knowing air can't add depth to Peter Morgan's tale of blackmail, infidelity and dodgy deals.
A waste of talent and a tired enterprise, with its brief snippets of compelling content undone by the overarching blandness.
An utterly superficial movie ineffectively posing as a work of significance. Yes, "grandiosely superficial" will do quite nicely.
Burdened with a dawdling pace and a contrived storyline (and the moral vacuum said storyline creates), 360 falls short on pretty much every level.
Audience Reviews for 360
Everything comes full circle.
Good movie!!! 360 is a beautifully made film that oozes class and tells us something about where we are at as human beings in the 21st century. The film makers and actors should be applauded for this huge achievement. The Cast are made up of fine actors from around the world and headed by sympathetic and unshowy performances from Anthony Hopkins, Rachel Weisz and Jude Law. Ensemble films like this don't always work, but in the hands of a master director such as Meirelles, Peter Morgan's script comes to life in a vivid and evocative way. I love the way the story progresses from one pair of characters to the next and the cinematography is superb. Verticals and horizontals are crisply defined and move into split-screen that unites the stories. 360 is a film with real heart and real purpose made by real talent.
Screenwriter Peter Morgan and director Fernando Meirelles' 360 combines a modern and dynamic roundelay of stories into one, linking characters from different cities and countries in a vivid, suspenseful and deeply moving tale of love in the 21st century. Starting in Vienna, the film beautifully weaves through Paris, London, Bratislava, Rio, Denver and Phoenix into a single, mesmerizing narrative.
To review this movie all I really need to do is quote my beautiful wife. This is word for word exactly what she said when the movie finished "That was stupid! A waste of my time". We usually disagree on movies, as she thinks everything I was is weird and dumb. But here, we agree completely. The concept of this movie has been done many times before, and so much better. Which makes it so disappointing that this just fails to be the good movie it could have been. It's a series of different stories spanning the globe and how they weave together and come to a full 360. Stars Anthony Hopkins, Ben Foster, Rachel Weisz, and Jude Law. Foster is the best and most interesting character in the movie, but he is only on screen for like 10 minutes, which is a shame. The biggest problem for me with the movie is a lack of conclusion. None of the stories have a real finish to them. Open endings are usually fine with me, but wrap something up, don't just cut everything off and give no answers to anything. It really is a waste of time, and a movie that you would better be served to just skip over all together.More
An unimpressive drama about people, decisions, situations - vague as it seems and using a high-class cast to state the obvious. The stories are never resonant, while the characters are never given enough time to develop into flesh and blood figures.More
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