films seen
7
average score
2.00*
nationality
USA - 77 years old
status
Alive and kicking
more info

The good stuff

The Devil's Advocate

by Taylor Hackford
Specifics
1997 / 144m - USA
Genre
Mystery, Thriller
More info:
rating
4.0*/5.0*
The Devil's Advocate poster

Worthy but flawed

Parker

by Taylor Hackford
Specifics
2013 / 118m - USA
Genre
Action, Thriller
More info:
rating
2.5*/5.0*
Parker poster

Ray

by Taylor Hackford
Specifics
2004 / 152m - USA
Genre
Drama, Music
More info:
rating
2.5*/5.0*
Ray poster

Decent but somewhat inconspicuous biography about the life of Ray Charles. Foxx is pretty great here, but the focus of the film is quite predictable and the structure is borderline boring. The film is too long and it feels like I've seen this story countless times already. A shame because Foxx's performance deserved better. No real weak points, just overall a little dull.

Dolores Claiborne

by Taylor Hackford
Specifics
1995 / 132m - USA
Genre
Drama, Mystery
More info:
rating
2.5*/5.0*
Dolores Claiborne poster

Plain forgettable

Against All Odds

by Taylor Hackford
Specifics
1984 / 128m - USA
Genre
Thriller, Romance
More info:
rating
1.5*/5.0*
Against All Odds poster

One of Hackford's earlier films. Can't say I'm a big fan of the man, but he's managed to direct some notable films in his career, which does account for something. Against All Odds is one of his lesser known films, and it's not that difficult to see why. It's all quite cheesy and predictable, not a film that sticks out.

Brogan is a football player at the end of his career. He needs money, and decides to take on a job offered by Jake, one of his shadier friends. Brogan is tasked to find Jake's girlfriend, whose father owns the club where Brogan is employed. When he finds her, the two hit it off and decide to leave Jake behind.

Performances are rather poor, the soundtrack is beyond cheesy, the plot far too pedestrian. It's a pretty run-of-the-mill and unambitious film that overstays its welcome, but at least the pacing is somewhat decent. Hard to recommend and easy to skip, unless you're a fan of 80s American B-thrillers.

Irritation overload

Bound by Honor

by Taylor Hackford
Specifics
1993 / 180m - USA
Genre
Crime, Drama
More info:
rating
0.5*/5.0*
Bound by Honor poster

An Officer and a Gentleman

by Taylor Hackford
Specifics
1982 / 124m - USA
Genre
Drama, Romance
More info:
rating
0.5*/5.0*
An Officer and a Gentleman poster