actor: Viggo Mortensen

Green Book

November 21, 2018
The Synopsis A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver for an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. The Review Green Book won't win the Dove-Approved Seal of anything, but some of the language that disqualifies it is exactly what [...]

The Road

November 25, 2009
This apocalyptic movie is harrowing and yet has some moments of true inspiration. Viggo Mortensen is terrific as a father who protects his son and is always in search of food during the bleak aftermath of a cataclysmic event which has wiped out most of human life on earth. Mortensen's character, [...]

Eastern Promises

September 21, 2007
After screening this film, I heard a woman in the lobby say to someone standing next to her, "That was really violent." She was right. It was and is a very violent picture. The premise of the film is that a character named Anna (Naomi Watts) helps deliver a baby when the baby's mother comes to the [...]

A History of Violence

September 23, 2005
This film should have been NC 17 in my opinion. It was so graphic in the sex and violence areas which really ruined the film for me. What could have been a somewhat interesting plot became secondary in scope and importance to the showing of soft pornographic sex scenes and gruesome violence. I [...]

Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

December 17, 2003
This third and final film of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy caps off the series with the best film of the three, and incidentally it went on to win eleven Academy awards. The acting is superb and the actors won a SAG Award for the best ensemble cast for a film in 2003. The direction is top notch, [...]

Hidalgo

March 5, 2004
Hopkins drifts along drinking and brawling until he comes to grips with himself and becomes a powerful force for justice, helping those who are hurting. Hidalgo paints religion merely as cultural heritage. People in the film do not live according to the faith they are said to possess. A [...]

Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers

December 18, 2002
This film is well crafted and is an excellent follow-up to "The Fellowship of the Ring." In this one, Frodo and Sam continue their journey to Mordor to destroy the evil ring in the fires of Mt. Doom. They encounter the creature Gollum, whose life was basically destroyed by the ring. He agrees to [...]

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

December 19, 2001
"The Fellowship of the Ring" is an engaging and excellently-directed film by Peter Jackson. He brings the spirit of Tolkien's book to life. This film and in fact the entire trilogy is a triumphant concoction of excellent direction, writing, acting, and music. The sets and locations are fantastic [...]

28 Days

April 14, 2000
“28 Days” doesn’t contain the dramatic impact that, say, “Days of Wine and Roses” did nearly 40 years ago. It is more rehab-lite. Although Ms. Bullock is one of my favorites because she has a vulnerability that even transcends her outward beauty, she lacks the depth to make this character [...]