Bande des quatre (1988)
|La Bande des quatre, or
The Gang of Four was, for me 155 minutes of boredom. It is the story
of a group of female drama students all studying under a great
teacher. Four of them live together. They keep getting better at
acting. A former member of the household is involved with a man sought
by the police, and a mysterious man befriends each of the girls in
turn, giving them a different name, telling each a different story,
and asking each about their friend.
|Laurence Côte showed her
breasts. No titillation value - and precious little nudity for
a film with so many young actresses in it.
||The criminal boyfriend and the
mysterious man are supposedly there to give real life experience to
the drama students, which they can then incorporate into their
performances. According to the only review I could find, the film is
really an advanced acting class. Unfortunately, subtitles didn't
convey much of the information. The film did have some visual appeal,
and . I can't recommend this film to anyone who is not fluent in
French, and even then, rent it at your own risk. No pace, thin plot,
and no peaks of excitement.
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it 8.8, based on only 21 votes
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C-.
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