Incendiary (2008) - Drama, Romance, Thriller

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A woman's life is forever changed when tragedy strikes at a soccer match.

IMDB: 5.8
Director: Sharon Maguire
Stars: Michelle Williams, Ewan McGregor
Length: 96 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 10 out of 47 found boring (21.27%)

One-line Reviews (29)

This combined with the in and out narration, apparently letters dedicated to Osama Bin Laden, the hot-air balloon with the picture of her son, the underuse of the engaging Ewan McGregor character, the random relationship with the bomber's son, and the obvious "Oscar nomination" scene of Michelle Williams screaming "My baby!

The mawkish sentimentality that ensues is unbearable.

For many viewers, there is a starkness and slow pacing that might turn off anyone wanting instant gratification.

The doom setting of the novel is replaced by the brightiest, most childish, shallow and dull cinematography I have ever seen.

"Like watching paint dry" is an old saying, and probably as meaningless a way of spending time as watching "Incendiary".

I have to say though, this is by far the worst movie I have seen, or at least, I can recall seeing.

The story itself is worth watching and Michelle Williams gives a sympathetic and nice understated performance here.

For the rest of us, it's nearly unbearably trite and shameless.

Beautifully shot but slow and unfocused .

I agree that this material MIGHT have been pat and soap opera-ish in other hands, but for me the emotional and physical drama are riveting and superbly realized.

This is worth watching just for Michelle William's mesmerising performance and I'm not sure why it's been so panned by so many reviewers.

A young beautiful woman (Michelle Williams) is trapped in an empty marriage tucked away in an ugly apartment block in London.

The whole story looks like repetition, and then the mystery to be revealed of how everything happened is very badly done, it is easily guessed, not in any way clever, and pointless.

On the other hand, the plot is confusing and strange.

Every once in a while, however, I'll rent a "high-brow" movie and often I am bored to tears.

I thought the above was a succinct review but now IMDb is making me write 10 lines, which is ironically similar to how I feel about the film actually given all the long slow panoramic shots over music while the actors look sad or longingly or suchlike.

As the couple is engaging in torrid sex, she overhears about the bombing at the stadium.

Instead, I was presented with a somber, slow moving, often disjointed story with weak character development and periodic attempts at artistic visuals.

Nevermind that he's dull as ditchwater and that he loves caravans.

This is an odd but engaging film about the aftermath of a suicide-bombing in London that essentially blows itself up in the end.

Still, many of us are likely never to have sat down for an hour and a half to watch paint dry, whereas we have all seen the clichées and the pretentious rubbish which makes up this utterly awful movie.

I was in the mood for a thriller - the most prominent word on the DVD case - and the promise of a gripping terrorist theme with a woman at the center of a police investigation was right up my alley.

The pacing is excruciatingly slow, with a lot of repetitive scenes (such as London burning).

And to do so she has to stand on a tall roof and teeter on the edge.

The woman chases as well, and they all end up on an empty train platform.

Incredibly slow.

Despite of Michelle Williams' superb acting, I find "Incendiary" disappointing and boring.

Pretentious melodrama - slooow, boooring and cliché-filled .

Yes, those movies were shallow, but this film "Incendiary" has a few decent points, and Michelle Williams is worth watching.