Maimed it.

Redbelt. David Mamet. It is the same mistake as before. I think Mamet is a good writer but a shitty director. As a director House of Games remains his best. His unique method of writing is always direct, to the point and mesmerizing even if you have no idea what it is about. But his directorial skills remain to be meager. I think Redbelt could have been a good movie if the script was given to either an action or drama director with flair. But not to Mamet who clearly lacks the skills to shoot a good fight and looses his whole plot in the final minutes. The attempt at a warrior movie in the style of the Japanese was commendable but a failure in the end. All in all, as a Mamet fan you have to watch it, but otherwise you may just avoid it. (2008)


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