A collection of reviews of films from off the beaten path; a travel guide for those who love the cinematic world and want more than the mainstream releases.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
In Brief: Band of Robbers (2015)
This is a very funny and strangely charming little film. Entertaining as all get out the film is more than likely to put a big smile on your face as the crazy characters go along with the seemingly mad rantings of the grown up Tom Sawyer. While it's very clear that Tom is really close to be being bat-shit crazy, it's also clear that he is utterly charming and so smooth you completely understand why people follow him despite knowing better.
If the film has anything that could be considered a serious flaw it's its over done intention of carrying over all of the characters and iconic situations from the Mark Twain novels and having them show up somehow in the film. While it isn't a bad thing as such, the sledge hammer way in which it is done at times kind of is like gilding the lily, it isn't necessary
Still despite its over kill attitude BAND OF ROBBERS is great fun and highly recommended.
The film is currently playing in a select number of theaters but is also available on VOD from Amazon and elsewhere.
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