Ten-word movie reviews #14


In Time – Interesting premise. Timberlake needs some work, but mostly enjoyable flick.


Contagion – Very slow thriller; made me want to wear a mask.


Ides of March – Politics can squeeze integrity out of anyone. Anti-climactic ending. (Side question: Do politicians really drop the f-bomb that often?)


Moneyball – Loved it! Inspiring, humorous, well-written – definitely see this one.

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19 Responses to Ten-word movie reviews #14

  1. Marg
    Twitter: MargReads
    says:

    Our politicians drop the F bomb! There was video released a week or so ago of our former Prime Minister doing just that!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Marg – that’s funny! The f-word seemed to be the adjective of choice for pretty much everything in this film. LOL

  2. Kailana says:

    I want to see all four of these movies. Nice to hear your thoughts on all of them.

  3. bermudaonion (Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion
    says:

    I seem to be the odd man out on Moneyball – I liked it, but didn’t love it.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Kathy – I was actually surprised I liked it so much – I’m not usually big Brad Pitt fan.

  4. Julie@my5monkeys
    Twitter: aprilmom00
    says:

    I loved in In time and agree with you about Contagion :) I only watched it for Matt Bomer –not Timberlake , but it reminded me of a dystopian or like Wither sorta

  5. Melissa
    Twitter: myeclecticbooks
    says:

    I’ve only seen the 1st two…but I did find In Time lacking despite the great premise and Contagion was pretty good but slow. Looking forward to Moneyball!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Melissa – My family watched In Time for family movie night on DVD, and it fit the bill nicely for that – but the scene where Timberlake is crying made me laugh. LOL

  6. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    says:

    I’m sure we will see Contagion at some point. I think my son has seen The Stand like 20 times, so there is some kind of fascination with “end of the world via virus” in my house. Moneyball is on my list, and Ides of March as well, just to see Those Men.

  7. stacybuckeye says:

    I liked Ides of March and I could see the ending coming a mile away. Led to dome good discussion after though.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Stacy – It definitely led to some good discussion at our house, too – the whole idea of whether or not it is possible for someone to navigate today’s political scene with their integrity intact.

  8. Kathleen says:

    Of these I really want to see Moneyball the most. I’m not a big Brad Pitt fan but everyone seems to agree that the film is really, really good.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Kathleen – I’m not a big Brad Pitt fan, either, but I did enjoy this one a lot.