Atlantic City (1980) (mini-review++)

susan.jpg(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)

Atlantic City (1980)

acting 8

directing 7

effects 7

editing 7

writing 8

SW SCORE: 37

3.7 out of 5 🐙

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A wholly predictable and tired tale of a former nobody who thinks he was a somebody and is trying to recapture that imagined glorious past. Susan Sarandon makes asexual bathing one of the sexiest acts I’ve seen in cinema history. Tim Robbins is a very lucky man. The plot is tired but the ending has a nice slightly surreal twist that left a grin on my face.

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(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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