Arlington Road (1999)
|Widowed when his fbi agent wife is killed by a right-wing group, college professor michael faraday becomes obsessed with the culture of these groups, especially when his new neighbors, the all-american oliver and cheryl lang, start acting suspiciously. With each twist the mystery deepens and the question looms.|
"No one will be exhaling during the last twenty minutes of this movie. Joel Siegel, Good Morning America
"It's a first-rate suspense film. John Anderson, Newsday
"Edgy action-filled entertainment. Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Four stars! Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
Editor's NoteGeorge Washington University professor Michael Faraday (Jeff Bridges) teaches a course in terrorism, but after his wife, an FBI agent, is killed under questionable circumstances, he becomes obsessed with the topic. An all-American family moves in across the street, but Faraday soon suspects that they might be terrorists themselves. Bridges's portrayal of the man fighting against a virtually unseen enemy, with no one believing him, is reminiscent of Jimmy Stewart in Alfred Hitchcock's THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH.
|Spencer Treat Clark|
|Mark Pellington - Director|
|Bobby Bukowski - Director of Photography|
|Angelo Badalmenti - Musical Score|
|Ellen Kruger - Writer|
Just a Great movie!!3/2/2000
This movie has to be the sleeper of the year. I was not expecting to much. It turned out to be a great movie with a great plot. Rent it but I bought it.
A definite MUST SEE1/7/2000
Not an over-publicized movie and the some web reviews leave you with mixed feelings, but one of the most gripping films I have seen in a while. A lot of twists and each turn leaves you thinking who's good and who's bad and will good eventually prevail. This movie never slows for one minute.
TIM ROBBINS IS CHILLING!!!12/12/1999
Great Movie! Story moves a little too fast, ---I HIGHLY recommend it.
Definitely one of the best movies of 1999. Brilliantly written and directed. The interactive menu and alternate ending is phenomenal. Absolutely wonderful performances by bridges and robbins. A sleeper classic.
Very good. Very intense. Well made.
Best movie of the year!!11/2/1999
This movie was great... It shows Tim Robbins at his best... Joan Cusack leaves her normally comic roles to play a psychotic wife. This movie has so many twists, it will keep you on the edge of your seat even after the movie is over...
excellent piece of filmmaking
An outstanding film10/23/1999
Arlington Road beautifully captures the spirit of 1970's filmmaking with brilliant writing and good pacing and paranoia in bringing it to a shocking conclusion. In addition, it combines these elements with the 90's visual style by making good use of unique camera angles and crisp cinematography. The acting is top notch with Bridges and Robbins delivering convincing and haunting performances. Joan Cusack is the big suprise with a menacing performance well outside her usually brilliant comedy. Nothing but high praise for the summer of 1999's best movie. It could turn out to be this year's best to boot.
An underappreciated gem10/22/1999
Arlington Road got very little press in 1999, but it does not fail to impress the discerning (and paranoid) auidience. More intellectual than The Matrix and more visceral than The Phantom Menace, Arlington Road is meant to be disturbing and open-ended. Well acted and scripted. The film's ending really delivers.
Probably the most non-talked about movie of the summer. Great acting, action, and an assorted amount of scenarios that will blow your mind away.
One of the best movies of 1999!!!
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