- Riveting 4/27/2019 12:00:00 AM by themobiledan
I'm not big on Hollywood icons, and I'd be so so at best with movie trivia, but one guy who's riveted into my head is Steve McQueen. So when I saw this movie offered on Hoopla, I had to check it out. It only took me a minute to get past my inherent objection to some actor pretending to be McQueen; the portrayal was good enough, and honest enough, that I quickly fell into accepting it as McQueen himself. I'm not familiar with any of the actors, or with the director, in this movie, but I think they all did a fine job. The plot, which no doubt is fiction, seems true enough to McQueen's character that I had to wonder to what extent it's based on reality.All in all, I started out not being sure, but ended up very appreciative and satisfied. I'd call this movie a real treat, and I'm very glad I watched it.
- he was a super star then 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AM by ops-52535
This is an biographical take on patches of steve mcqueens life and spirits, and the makers have made a point of his frantic search for the favourite of his of all cars in the world, the one he drove in the film bullitt, and he didnt stop chasing after that car until his death in 1980,a car he really never obtained.
the chosen male actor in this kinda bundle of strained storie ,are a pretty nice spittin' image of mcqueen, and his voice and demeanors are very well matching the culprit.. the other main cast do a fine job too , and some of the dialouges are excellently done
its a low budget production, but it barely never shows, and thats mostly due to a great filmography and editing, and the choice of locations are marvelous and at times a breathtaker.
if you want to know the whole story about a tough actor the go to the documentary world, but this is a good addition to it all. recommende by the grumpy old man
- Epic Acting in Search of an Epic Budget 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AM by bamora05
Here's a darn-good movie about the coolest actor in history.
The best element in the movie is the acting.
Andre Rosen did a better job capturing Steve McQueen than I thought is possible. His performance is captivating from start to finish. I give him ten stars!
Augie Duke's Neile McQueen is wonderful. Other characters (agent Freddie Fields, Beautiful Dancer, Cuban President Batista) are well-portrayed.
The script loves McQueen, with all his flaws, and digs deeply into his heart, soul, and psyche.
The film does not get more stars because it has a major flaw and a near-fatal flaw.
Major flaw - the music. I'll say no more.
Near-fatal flaw - the budget. This is a small movie about a mega-meta-epic Hollywood star.
When will a major studio make a big-budget docudrama depicting Steve's impossible adventure from poor, abandoned farm boy to highest-paid actor in the world? Soon, I hope.
- Not great 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AM by wanderer15701
A movie that reminds you that it's best not to meet your hero's in real life cause you'll be disappointed
- McQueen was a jerk 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AM by WVfilmfem
Yes, he was uber cool in his roles, but he was also obnoxious, and this film does nothing to dispel his personality, probably a sociopath, buying into and promoting himself as a bada$$. This was the James Dean, Brando phenomena, a myth of the times.