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Secondhand Lions back to product details

Caine and Duvall steal the show!
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written by Emosjrny February 10, 2004 - 8:29 PM PST
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
I'd originally heard little of this movie until it came to DVD and upon reading a synopsis, I thought it worth taking a look at. "2ndhand Lions" is extremely watchable due mainly to the talent of it's almost-legendary stars Michael Caine and Robert Duvall and it's highly effective story-within-a-story storyline. The fantasy tale of their action charged youth is almost as captivating as the story about the not-even senior citizens hooking up with the youngster. Undoubtedly, the film's original ending (including here on the DVD) served the movie much better than the reported $600,000 re-shoot but such it goes when it comes to big studio interference.

Weak at best...
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written by magohn February 8, 2004 - 10:39 PM PST
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful
Three great talents with no place to call home. Im not sure if Michael Caine was supposed to have a Texan accent in this tale as much as Im not sure what this tale was trying to tell. For a better coming of age escapade, rent "This Boys Life". The last 10 mins knocked it from a 7 to a 6 out of 10. Silly nonsense.

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(Average 6.89)
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