Branded (2012) - Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

Hohum Score

99

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In future Moscow, where corporate brands have created a disillusioned population, one man's effort to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with hidden forces that control the world.

IMDB: 4.7
Director: Jamie Bradshaw
Stars: Ed Stoppard, Leelee Sobieski
Length: 106 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 31 out of 86 found boring (36.04%)

One-line Reviews (63)

"Branded" is entertaining throughout -- and sporadically brilliant!

The chief flaw to "Branded" is that it is slow and ponderous.

If you want to see what waste of money looks like, go see this crap, if not, I'm sure you can find better things to do with your time.

Most of the clips from the trailer are either pointless scenes in the movie or things that really were not dramatic.

My son and I both thoroughly enjoyed it.

Just overall, a delightful, engaging, satisfying, entertaining, laughter-laden and thought-provoking little film.

First writer took so much time to get to the main point of the movie, too slow in half of the movie.

But if you watch _Branded_ with an open mind and just open yourself up to the story, I think you'll find it a memorable and enjoyable experience.

The start of the film is pretty slow but as you pay attention it gets more interesting with the way things work,The film was basically about peoples desires especially Misha's (Ed Stoppard) and Abby's (Leelee Sobieski), and about false advertising in beating other companies in the advertising/product world and I think thats what people got confused with the context of the film, with these confusing moments in the film where Misha gets set up by his boss Bob (Jeffrey Tambor) to move Abby out of Misha's life, his desire.

In short: a visually stunning allegory and insight into the madness of advertising.

Nothing happens, and the commercials for the film describe an entirely different concept.

The hatred this movie is receiving is very confusing to me.

Sure the subject (over advertising) was clear, but it was difficult to follow along since it was all over the place.

Not only that, but the story is so disjointed and inconsistent in the way it's told that it's like watching two or three movies in one, such that it feels like a mish-mash of ideas rather than a cohesive concept.

Don't waste your time, read real reports instead.

Up until this point in the film, the storytelling lacks anything that compels us to root for any of the characters, and presents us with weird scenes, flashbacks, and a monotone narration that seems out of place, at best.

A good cult film will have its moments where the plot takes a completely unexpected turn that makes you go, "What the f***?

Branded is a major disappointment and an epic waste of time.

A total waste of time.

An original, strange, well acted, entertaining movie with worthy message.

this could be better i guessthe first half of the movie goes really slow and you don't know what is actually going to come out of this - almost made me give up on movie.

There are far more worst movies and this is definitely a good one.

But for me, the storyline was awfully boring and tended to drag on for a very long time.

Poignant, ponderous, prophetic and bombastic.

Waste of time .

Misses the mark - unwatchable for my tastes - (contains spoilers) .

If you intend on watching this one; grab a drink (and by drink I mean a strong one) and try to keep up or stay awake; it's rough.

If you pay attention to what goes on, your mind slips in and starts understanding to watch but its a confusing film to watch and takes time to review whats going on.

The actual storyline was actually pretty good, but the movie took way too long to tell it.

This movie's not fantastic, but it is different and fairly entertaining.

It very artsy fartsy and there are a lot of messages going on in it and they don't give them to you on a silver platter.

Meantime, the movie is a boring attempt to make an idea that fits in one paragraph stretch into a whole movie.

Its ambition to be a satire and a portrayal of shallow, empty-headed consumerism is crushed by its pompous direction, visual ugliness, horribly confused writing, and above all, its woeful marketing treatment that promise a completely different film than what is presented.

I enjoyed it...

Now I personally enjoyed the 1/3 of this movie but after that it starts to really slow down and lose interest.

His overacting at every turn grows tiresome very quickly.

The plot is dry but the premise is entertaining.

It is an anti-American, anti-Democracy, anti-Capitalism propaganda flick, and not even good at doing it.

The view it affords us of what Misha's unique ability allows him to see is both stunning and hilarious.

The film is an over statement on how the world is shaped by advertising and propaganda campaigns.

After one watch, I feel that, although I may have missed some things, I still got the basic gist of this both entertaining and thought-provoking film and am eager to watch it again.

I really enjoyed it.

Story was very long and drawn out, there was a narrator for half the movie and it was terrible.

The movie starts slow and stays slow.

I would rate this movie more, but it was pretty slow and gets uninteresting in the middle.

The actual film is a muddled, confusing, winded, and uninteresting slog through the most tedious ins and outs of marketing.

This movie was a waste of time.

I kept wanting it to grip me and pull me in, but the slow pacing made it impossible to care what happened next, which was very disappointing, given the fascinating premise.

Don't waste your time .

Unfortunately what we have here is a poorly written, incoherent and remarkably dull propaganda snoozefest featuring a bland and uninteresting lead character and subplots that go absolutely nowhere.

This movie has a very odd plot which I could take with no problem, I love foreign films and artsy movies etc. But this is strange, odd, pointless and going no where.

Regardless, I watched it, and found it entertaining.

The creatures you see in the preview practically means nothing and for a time, they are just annoying because they are just uninteresting blobs.

In short, save your money and time.

Found the film very enjoyable and well told.

Shots are disjointed into feeling out of place; one scene will be calm, the next will be completely chaotic.

But ultimately, the movie turned out to be a rather boring and long experience for me.

*** It should be noted that in my opinion the miss direction of the trailer is confusing and the result of such poor ratings.

Truly a brilliant piece of Communist propaganda!

Don't waste your time.

While I watched this film several people walked out of the theater.

A brilliant piece of Communist propaganda .

As few people mentioned this movie was slow.