11 February 2009

A curious case

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
On general release

'The film has won an astonishing 13 Oscar nominations, only one short of the record set by All About Eve. This is mystifying. It is a tedious marathon of smoke and mirrors. In terms of the basic requirements of three-reel drama, the film lacks substance, credibility, a decent script and characters you might actually care for. That it should be pitching for the most coveted of prizes in cinema is a far stranger fiction than the story itself'.

- James Christopher, The Times, 7 February 2009

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