Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013) - Drama, History

Hohum Score

96

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In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, he raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order to have his rights restored.

IMDB: 6.1
Director: Arnaud des Pallières
Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Mélusine Mayance
Length: 122 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 12 out of 32 found boring (37.5%)

One-line Reviews (34)

The problem with AGE OF UPRISING is that it goes out of its way to be as slow and arty as is humanly possibly.

If you're a thinking person who enjoy very good actors, a movie that travels at a pace that reflects an actual story about human beings, social justice and conflicts, irony and dilemma, the stuff of life, this is a powerful and intense drama.

There's an hour's worth of plotting and incident dragged out to two hours, and boy, does it drag.

For some dull and for some powerful .

It does move with a very slow pace and it is a movie about values.

If you think I am kidding this is exactly what I did after 10 minutes of being bored to death.

Kind of reminds me of Bresson's Lancelot du Lac (but not in a good way, more like tedious and boring way): http://www.

In this day and age of fast scenes and bloody gore, apparently this movie left some critics calling it dull and lifeless.

Now, flat and boring.

The themes of property rights and faith brought up by the script were interesting, but it was too contrived and pedantic.

However it is a well acted,photographed and intriguing movie.

So, this is not an action movie, but it works your adrenaline up by letting you interpret the understatements.

The scenery and the sets were quite breathtaking.

Visually stunning, but oh so slow .

Slow, dreary, boring and not worth watching .

Now, I do appreciate all of the lovely scenery, and having seen this in high definition I can say it's a visually stunning film.

The film is tedious and extremely bereft of life when it should have been inspiring and exciting.

Its very confusing.

The film is slow, and I mean s-l-o-w.

Slow, ponderous, anticlimactic .

Cinematography was stunning at times but it also often went too artsy which made it hard to see what was going on and in the end made the scenes ineffective.

Surely one of these two sequences is repetitive and weren't they out of order?

Pondering the ethics of rebellion, justice and loyalty can make for a good movie - think of 'A Man For All Seasons', for example - but this one is leaden and dull.

All in all, I found the editing to be quite perplexing which makes the pacing of the movie feel rather slow.

This movie is so slow, you can watch it in 2x and it still will seem slow.

The run is slow, the environment is ugly, there are a few twists, thus I started to focus on acting very soon.

Maybe the story is well known enough in Europe that it makes sense to them, but I think even a story we know in the US (such as Abraham Lincoln), you'd at least say who is who, what is happening, etc. Anyway, it is explained a bit a little more than halfway through, but it should have come much sooner and it gets a bit confusing again.

Picturesque and pretentious with little substance.

Slow Burner .

Each scene plays out for far too long, and everything seems to be deliberately subdued and painstakingly detailed.

Lots of "meaningful and intense" stares, sprinkled with bits and pieces of pompous dialogue.

I concur with many of you that this movie was way to long, slow and anticlimactic.

Pointless .

A slow, ponderous, anticlimactic movie.