The Holding

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The Holding

Post by jonbly » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:40 pm

9/10 - good stuff this - interesting characters well played, and with a nice solid plot.

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Re: The Holding

Post by xBIGJOEx » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:10 am

really enjoyed this - fantastic cast and really nicely shot
felt a bit disjointed at times but a great movie all in all

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Re: The Holding

Post by The Soapmaker » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:54 pm

Liked this a lot, and I thought the setting added a great deal to the film.

The editing was a bit odd at times, and a few plot details were a bit daft. And it didn't need the OTT electric shocks and methane explosions at the end - it would've been better if it was kept a bit more grounded in reality.

But good work overall!

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Re: The Holding

Post by TheDukeAbides » Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:10 pm

I think in the Q&A after the writer (director?) suggested that drafts were changed based on a supernatural element should be in or not.

Well acted and well paced but I found this to be rather dull and disappointing.

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Re: The Holding

Post by Alex J » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:41 pm

*** Spoilers *** 'Emmerdale' meets 'Isle of Dogs' as a mysterious stranger arrives at the farm, leading to an intense escalation of terror. I loved the rural setting, the strong yet flawed female lead and the stranger, played by a Russell Crowe-alike. Perhaps a little predictable, and, as others have already indicated, didn't always feel plausible (e.g. murder outside pub never followed up?!). Still, a worthy 8 / 10
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Re: The Holding

Post by hingethunder » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:09 pm

Enjoyed this but got confused about what happened to the husband - so did they think they killed him and he wasn't dead? But surely they buried him??

Also wondered (being from Derbyshire myself originally!) why nobody in the village had a Derbyshire accent, other than the old guy who worked on the farm.

Anyway good stuff despite nitpicks.

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Re: The Holding

Post by Maniacal » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:42 pm

Wasn't too shabby this film, I just thought Kierston Wareing was out of place in this movie. Plus her lips distracted me, alot.
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Re: The Holding

Post by Reanimator » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:05 pm

Overall this was ok no more and no less

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Re: The Holding

Post by lupogirl » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:17 pm

Thought it was a quite plodding film and took a while to get going. Was expecting more. The lead actor I thought was excellent as a menacing psychopath.
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Re: The Holding

Post by streetrw » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:25 pm

Somone described this as the three best episodes of Emmerdale ever made. It's an okay film but it's not great.

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Re: The Holding

Post by itchysore » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:37 am

This was pretty good, liked the characters and ended up caring about them and thought the bad guy played his part very well.

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Re: The Holding

Post by Porkboy » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:07 pm

I thought this was very good but then it just seemed to fall apart towards the end. Above-average but nothing mind-blowing.
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Re: The Holding

Post by gazadams » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:37 am

I liked this a lot and thought Vincent played bad guy very well

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Re: The Holding

Post by Stephen with ph » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:44 pm

TheDukeAbides wrote:I think in the Q&A after the writer (director?) suggested that drafts were changed based on a supernatural element should be in or not.
My only reservation was the shaky plot point that Dean had, after all: -
a) escaped from his twig-covered grave (carefully ensuring not to leave any trace of his departure),
b) gone back to the rigs to think about what he'd done, and
c) confessed everything to his new anagrammatic friend before meeting a well-deserved (if overdue) demise.

I suspect that the root of this can be found in the late changes to the script.

Happily, the movie breezed past this blooper without a backward glance and I was happy to go along with it. It's a terrific movie, certainly one of the highlights of the weekend.

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Re: The Holding

Post by grzegorz » Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:09 pm

didn't think much of it. rather predictable and by the numbers, but decently acted, overall watchable, nothing more.

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