Misconduct movie full length review - Hoodwinked
Putlocker showed the rating for Misconduct as 9.8 out of 10. I guess it was someone's idea of a cruel joke.
From almost the first five minutes of this film I started hearing this little voice in the back of my mind: "9.8? 9.8?? No seriously----9.8?!?," the little voice said over and over. At about minute 20 the voice said, "Oh, c'mon. Gimme a break. NO ONE thought THIS movie was 9.8."
That'll teach me not to go on IMDb first and maybe, as is my usual routine, lightly scan user reviews---the reviews with no spoilers--- before deciding if I should watch this or not. I can't remember the last time I saw so many scathing reviews on IMDb.
This movie misses the mark in so many ways, I feel I could write a three-page essay on just HOW MANY ways.
PLEASE, if you like Josh Duhamel at all or Malin Ackerman or Pacino . . .PLEASE don't watch this movie. You will lose so much respect for them. I can't even blame the director on this one, because I know these actors are better than this. They had to have all got together, read the script and said, "Welp. Let's just get through this. We've all got bills to pay, right?"
All in all, this movie was SLOW (like George the Galapagos tortoise slow or maybe even a 3-toed sloth slow-----whichever one is slower. I guess that'd be George now, since he's dead.)
Alice Eve had me groaning out loud, her performance was SO BAD. What's the one word that means exponentially bad?---that word. That's the word that describes her in this film.
And Pacino? When did he get so doddery and OLD? It was painful to watch him in this. I kept thinking he was talking to Keanu Reeves again (Devil's Advocate), except that here he was being all sullen and stony, with no sass at all. And they had him quoting Shakespeare, for Pete's sake. Was that quote from The Merchant of Venice? An inside joke? I don't wanna know. His Louisiana accent was all over the place. How come no one else had an accent? Too lazy to even try? They could have tried. The movie couldn't have been anymore painful.
One saving grace: I got to see Byung-hun Lee and that bad-ass motorcycle. I'm adding two stars for that.
Now for the big reveal: The only reason I am writing this review is because I want someone to PLEASE explain to me why "Charlotte" (Ben Cahill's wife) had a perfumey piece of clothing stuffed into a pillowcase. Am I supposed to know this is because she was pushing Ben into discovering her great crime? Why was he packing pillows away anyway? Don't men handle their own junk and let the women do the bedclothes and living room pillows and other fluffy stuff? What are the chances he'd find that one pillow and decide it contained something lumpy? Why was the piece of clothing all perfumey anyway? Is it because Charlotte hugged Emily after she killed her?
I don't get it. And why is Ben, the good guy, going to overlook what she did? The whole ending was in keeping with the rest of the movie, I suppose. Mismanaged, misconducted. Whatever.