Ginostra (2002)

Ginostra (2002) -*1\2

Directed By: Manuel Pradal

Starring: Harvey Keitel, Andie MacDowell, Harry Dean Stanton, and Asia Argento

Ginostra is a huge mess.

 FBI Agent Matt Benson (Keitel) travels to Italy to help a young boy from the mobsters that killed his family run by Del Piero (Stanton). There's also weird nuns (One of them played by Argento) involved with a volcano.....

From the opening scene the movie has already overstayed it's welcome. The movie is just abrupt and edited terribly. Scenes just start\end with no rhythm. Andie MacDowell has nothing to do, and Argento even less, even with the 2-hour plus running time. The best scene in the movie is the confrontation between Keitel and Stanton. The oddest part of the movie is: (Get ready...) One of the mobsters puts a bomb in a sheep and it blows up. I'm not kidding. 

No wonder this movie has been on the shelf for over 5 years. It deserved it. Maybe it should've stayed there longer after some editing.

It's only worth sitting though if you're a Keitel completist. Anybody else stay away. Don't be fooled by the quality cast.

Comeuppance Review by: Ty


dragan said...

Just watched it. Waist of time. Cant agree more with what is written above.

Ty said...

Same here, this should have been way better given the excellent cast, what a disappointment.

Thanks for your comment!

Anonymous said...

wished I had read your review prior to watching this nonsense...fan of Keitel, fan of MacDowell...why? oh why?

Ty said...

That's ok. I got suckered too. This was a tough sit.