“ 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.
“ Slow, raw film with great ending .
“ Visually stunning, but oh so slow .
“ A slow, ponderous, anticlimactic movie.
“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.
“The problem with AGE OF UPRISING is that it goes out of its way to be as slow and arty as is humanly possibly.
“ Slow, ponderous, anticlimactic .
“ There's an hour's worth of plotting and incident dragged out to two hours, and boy, does it drag.
“ 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.
“ This movie is so slow, you can watch it in 2x and it still will seem slow.
“ It does move with a very slow pace and it is a movie about values.
“ However, I was slowly involved in rough, severe atmosphere of the movie, and I really enjoyed it in the end.
“Its very confusing.
“ Now, flat and boring.
“ 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.
“ 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.
“ In this day and age of fast scenes and bloody gore, apparently this movie left some critics calling it dull and lifeless.
“ Each scene plays out for far too long, and everything seems to be deliberately subdued and painstakingly detailed.
“ Picturesque and pretentious with little substance.
“ For some dull and for some powerful .
“ If you know the book on which this film is based, it's easy to follow, but the plot is slow, disjointed, and leaves too much to the imagination of the viewer.
“ So, this is not an action movie, but it works your adrenaline up by letting you interpret the understatements.
“The film is slow, and I mean s-l-o-w.
“ Slow, dreary, boring and not worth watching .
“ The run is slow, the environment is ugly, there are a few twists, thus I started to focus on acting very soon.
“ The film is tedious and extremely bereft of life when it should have been inspiring and exciting.
“ The scenery and the sets were quite breathtaking.
“However it is a well acted,photographed and intriguing movie.
“ Pointless .
“ Surely one of these two sequences is repetitive and weren't they out of order?
“ Lots of "meaningful and intense" stares, sprinkled with bits and pieces of pompous dialogue.
“ All in all, I found the editing to be quite perplexing which makes the pacing of the movie feel rather slow.
“ The themes of property rights and faith brought up by the script were interesting, but it was too contrived and pedantic.
“ Slow Burner .
“Kind of reminds me of Bresson's Lancelot du Lac (but not in a good way, more like tedious and boring way): http://www.
“ If you think I am kidding this is exactly what I did after 10 minutes of being bored to death.
“ I concur with many of you that this movie was way to long, slow and anticlimactic.