LOUDER THAN BOMBS REVIEWED
“Louder Than Bombs” is a moody meditation on themes of life and death. The problem is that for a director making his English language debut, you might’ve wanted to step back a bit on the melancholy. Characters are portrayed in broad strokes and everything is super serious. While that will make the Arthouse set moist, it means that 90% of the population will skip it based on the trailer. But, what of that other 10% of the audience?
Eisenberg and Byrne pick up a heavy amount of the slack and each actor falls back on their acting crutches. Byrne stays very ethnic even in a well-defined role, while Eisenberg meanders through intellectual happenings. Everything is super serious and both men have a finger in every pie happening in the metaphysical universe. The acting is impeccable and the film sports a solid cast. It’s just that in the pursuit of greater meaning, the filmmakers forgot to give us something to watch. Make of that what you will.
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- 1.85:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 8/2/2016
- Video - 82%82%
- Audio - 80%80%
- Supplemental Material - 85%85%
- Film Score - 76%76%
The Plot Thus Far
The fractious family of a father and his two sons confront their different feelings and memories of their deceased wife and mother, a famed war photographer.