The Crying Game (1992) (mini-review++)

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(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

The mini-review:

The Crying Game

acting 9

directing 9

effects 8

editing 8

writing 9

SW SCORE: 43

4.3 out of 5 🐙

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This movie came out well before the internet was around, let alone social media. I’m not going to say what the big reveal is because I can’t imagine you don’t already know. But if you don’t, I’m not gonna be the one to spoil it, even though the movie is almost 30 years old. I’m so old. You won’t find many movies with reverse Stockholm Syndrome, murder, and the love that results from it.

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Review process: (this is always evolving, I’m sad to say. I’m more of a watcher who makes mostly unhelpful observations about things I have absorbed. I am not unlike a pop culture blob.)

Two scores are assigned: (I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me)

(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

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