Movie reviews of Filipe Freitas

These are all the movies and series that Filipe has reviewed. Read more at: Always Good Movies.

Number of movie reviews: 1942 / 1942

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Bouncing around to sometimes memorable effect, the film only soars intermittently, amassing tension ahead of a climax that might feel underwhelming. It’s consistently caustic and dynamic, although never outright challenging. Review

6.0

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13 june

13 jun

Sharply edited by filmmaker Stéphane Lafleur, the film, as dark as it is touching, is filled with surprising depth, sharp humor, and melancholy strangeness. Review

8.0

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12 june

12 jun

Hit Man is breezily acted, consistently funny, often charming, and noir enough to provide a great time in the theater. Review

8.0

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5 june

5 jun

With numerous redundant action scenes, flopped soundtrack choices, and sparse laughs, The Fall Guy feels as contrived and frivolous as the stunts it showcases, never deciding on whether to be a parody or an homage to the brave, always-invisible Hollywood stuntmen. Review

4.0

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27 may

27 may

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes loses substance, relying on reheated formulas disguised as modernistic ideas throughout its quicksilver flow. Review

5.0

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26 may

26 may

The Last Stop in Yuma County reminds us how gripping neo-noir thrillers can be when properly crafted, and Gallupi proves to be a bold young director to watch. Review

7.0

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23 may

23 may

There's unquestionably an audience here, and the film isn't completely terrible. It is just rather monotonous as the flimsy story fails to support the dramatic weight envisioned by its creators. Review

5.0

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19 may

19 may

You find yourself wanting to like what you see. Yet, Lost Soulz is more to be admired than enjoyed, with noticeable choppiness where fluidity was needed. Review

5.0

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17 may

17 may

Shayda may feel a bit clunky in places but that can't stifle the sheer force of the emotion it evokes. Niasari's admirable feature debut serves as a tribute to her mother and all the courageous women of Iran. Review

6.0

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14 may

14 may

Assuring that his fine narrative development leads to a positively simplistic resolution, Franco directs the film with both elemental allure and haunting familiarity. He skillfully shapes every aspect of this poignant exploration of healing love with an ultra-realistic vision and precise calibration, avoiding clichés or despair while maintaining authenticity. Review

7.0

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13 may

13 may

While its major problem lies in the excess of disparate elements, scattered techniques, and tangled ideas, which oscillate between banality and provocation, Coma remains an open work of art with something to say about a very specific and significant time for humanity. Review

6.0

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9 may

9 may

There’s a lot to drawn from Hamaguchi’s directorial sensitivity given that it’s rare to see a drama that makes such subtle sense of its subject matter. True to his style, he solidifies his position as one of the greatest filmmakers of our times. Review

9.0

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7 may

7 may

Departing from his previous sci-fi works like Ex Machina and Annihilation, Garland injects furious nihilism in his staggeringly realistic depiction of a near-future setting that, as it should, leaves audiences feeling exhausted and wrung-out. Review

8.0

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5 may

5 may

Despite the promising setup, Challengers fails to fully capitalize on its potential. I don’t see it as a very grown up movie, and was craving for more clever twists in the plot. These charming threesome never hit the ball with enough ability to make it over the net. Review

5.0

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2 may

2 may

The doubts, confused feelings, and deep-seated disconnection that keep tormenting the lead character are valid, but Seagrass lacks groundbreaking originality, ultimately concluding on a disconsolately vague note after a powerful premise. Review

5.0

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28 april

28 apr

Even with some unnecessary lengths, La Chimera provides a singular experience in a kind-hearted fashion that allows the movie to resonate with more warmth than what was initially thought. O’Connor delivers an engrossing performance, complemented by Duarte and Rossellini, who are a pleasure to watch. Review

7.0

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25 april

25 apr

Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell is a genre unto itself, demanding patience and introspection without veering into complete abstraction. Although strangely immersing, not everyone will be invested in the questions it poses. Review

6.0

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22 april

22 apr

The handheld camera work may be a minor drawback for some viewers, and opportunities for deeper exploration of character dynamics and the catastrophic events could have been better utilized. Nonetheless, Brewer's direction demonstrates unwavering commitment, resulting in what is arguably his strongest work to date. Review

6.0

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19 april

19 apr

Despite its bleak topic, The Settlers is elevated by its stunning location shots and the sharp cinematography of Simone D’Arcangelo, who previously showcased his talent in the exquisite The Tale of King Crab. Review

7.0

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17 april

17 apr

Neither shaping as a real sci-fi adventure nor grounding itself in a compelling romantic drama, Spaceman falls into a middling territory, promising more than it deliveries. Its slow narrative pace, coupled with verbose sequences that prioritize cerebral musings over genuine insight, results in a film that struggles to maintain logical coherence and foster empathy. Review

4.0

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15 april

15 apr

Road House is a monotonously by-the-numbers film where even the punches ring false. It's wiser to steer clear of this remake and seek out decent entertainment elsewhere. Review

2.0

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12 april

12 apr

Despite the moral quandaries that surface, Last Summer feels emotionally distant and somewhat dated, floundering and drowning in its own dramatic viscosity. Review

4.0

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10 april

10 apr

Coup de Chance is Woody Allen at his weakest, presenting every emotion and action as false, idiotic or frivolous. The film's saving grace lies in its incredibly groovy jazz soundtrack... Review

3.0

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8 april

8 apr

Buscemi’s focused direction maintains the same tonal palette throughout, but these segments are engaging enough to keep you invested. Review

6.0

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2 april

2 apr

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