Same Kind of Different as Me (2017) - Biography, Drama

Hohum Score

26

Watchable

International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.

IMDB: 6.6
Director: Michael Carney
Stars: Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger
Length: 119 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 11 out of 78 found boring (14.1%)

One-line Reviews (30)

Djimon Hounsou makes the film count; direction is very slow and labored .

And old news told at a very slow pace.

I was so moved and touched by the story, especially by the truly stunning acting of Djimon Hounsou, and by the scenes of his childhood in Jim Crow Louisiana.

until his unexpected, Scrooge-like reformation at the end.

NIce formulaic .

It's just a formulaic, "feel-good" movie that plays it safe, from what I've seen.

To all of this, add a last minute son-father reconciliation and you have the perfect recipe to arrive to a simple adjective: Unwatchable!

I would love to become a story-screenplay writer for movies because intriguing stories develop in my mind all the time.

The "introduction" sets the stage, but it is boring and you sit wondering for some time where this film is going, and twice I nearly turned off the film.

Gosh, too bad we enjoyed it so much.

A slow film but built in to an enjoyable character diven emotional movie .

However, after a somewhat slow beginning, we were both deeply moved by the story.

It is a slow burn as the first act sets up very slowly.

This beautiful true story is hampered by a direction so slow that even a snail would object.

But I was bothered enough by the dull beginning and the poor performance of Renee Zellweger, that I put it down to my more common rating of a "good" film...

It is a slow burn as the first act sets up very slowly.

The pace was dragged out too long and either the editing was just as bad or the screenplay was that poor.

Only Hounsou rises about the tedious pace; when he is on screen, the viewer is riveted.

Don't waste your time.

Unwatchable .

Deceitful cliché .

But this is worth watching.

The movie was slow and uneven and the acting was wooden and hollow...

Worth the watch if you want something similar in feeling to the movies in the 80s.

The soundtrack is frequently out of kilter, varying from simple ponderous incidental music, all the way up to incongruous Christian rock.

Highly recommend it.

Irresponsibly racist, classist and cliché.

If the collective guilt experienced by these characters had been examined thoughtfully by the film artists, "Same Kind of Different as Men" might have been elevated from a mundane soap opera into more profound existential film about genuine human realities.

This is one of the most unwatchable movies I have ever tried to watch.

I love this movie and have and will continue to highly recommend it.