This movie was really beautiful. The cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki was really great, especially given the fact that he used only natural light. There were some gorgeous nature shots too. It's a shame that The Force Awakens has most of the premium-format large screens booked, because this movie should have been seen on the biggest screen possible. The acting was also amazing, especially Leonardo DiCaprio, who may (and should) win his first Oscar. The storytelling was also great, but there was also very low dialogue use, a feature relevant to the plot.
My biggest issue with the movie was not as much with the movie itself, but with the way the movie was marketed. I think the trailers gave away too much. The movie itself was not boring, but since the trailers were so revealing and the runtime was over two and a half hours, I often found myself checking my watch thinking, "I've seen this already!" or "When are we going to get to the good part not shown by the trailer?". I won't count off for this, though because there wasn't really anything wrong with the movie.
Big Tuna's Rating: A
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Probably, but the length is a bit of a hindrance.
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