"Woman In Gold" is a drama directed by Simon Curtis and starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany, Max Irons, Charles Dance, Elizabeth McGovern and Jonathan Pryce. The MPAA rating is PG-13 for some thematic elements and brief strong language and the runtime is 109 minutes. The film's budget is 11 million and the box office revenue is 48,9 million.
BEFORE THE MOVIE:
I love these british dramas. I honestly can't wait to watch Woman In Gold, even though it has a 53% on Rotten Tomatoes. It looks really good, it has some great actors in it. Also, the movie, apparently, has a world war II setting. I love movies that take place during world war II (apparently there is a segment in it). It's always interesting. The fact that this film is based on a true story alone, I would give it a watch. Let's see then.
AFTER THE MOVIE:
So I just finished watching "Woman In Gold" and I really enjoyed it! It has some great performances and the story is pretty good. He are my thoughts in depth:
First off, the performances are EXCELLENT! The cast is star studded. Helen Mirren is extremely believable as Maria Altmann. She is amazing in this movie and really embodies the character well. Ryan Reynolds is also really good, especially in one scene during a meltdown that really shows that he cares about this movie. Daniel Brühl is also pretty good in it. As for the other cast, Katie Holmes is good, Tatiana Maslany is eh, Max Irons is OK, Charles Dance is great, Elizabeth McCovern is good and Jonathan Pryce is great.
Also, the movie has an amazing chase scene that is superbly choreographed between Tatiana Maslany, Max Irons and Nazis. It's great, intense, and keeps you on the edge of your seat. And the film does have some genuinely suspensful moments.
But, quite frankly, the World War II segments in this movie are quite boring and uninteresting. Yes, I agree that it is to reveal Maria's past, but why not have Helen Mirren say it? It could've been more interesting! Oh well.