Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Starring: Ed Harris
Listen up Ed Harris: Biopics should not try to cover too much time! It's impossible to condense a man's life into two hours, much less something so full of energy and creativity as Jackson Pollock. What you end up with is a watery unengaging film that doesn't bring you any closer to the artist.
It's a fatal flaw for a biopic, but Ed Harris made it.
Conversely, it's well made in terms of costumes and sets, etc., and it's well acted and well cast. But the overriding feeling is one of dilution and flimsiness.
Rating: Ed Harris