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Thirteen Lives

  • 14-08-2022 11:56pm
    Registered Users Posts: 19,265 ✭✭✭✭

    Not sure if this was mentioned, on my phone and cannot see anything

    An really excellent film about the Thai soccer team and their coach trapped in a cave complex in North Thailand after monsoon rains started early. Easily a 9/10 for me. Really enjoyed it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,330 ✭✭✭RocketRaccoon

    Watched it and I completely agree, a fantastic movie. Due to it being on prime rather than Netflix it doesn't seem to have much fanfare at all.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,332 ✭✭✭Aisling(",)

    I watched this the other night and thought it was fantastic. From the grainy image on prime I assumed it was another documentary about the rescue and I was going to overlook it as I'd seen Nat Geo's "The Rescue".

    I felt the claustrophobia when they were going through the cramped tunnels and I think the diving shots were all very well done. I hadn't noticed Joel Edgerton was in it but I'm a big fan and liked when he turned up.

    I noticed the lack of the Irish based Belgian diver but there's only so much they can really put into a run time.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,316 ✭✭✭flasher0030

    Excellent film. One of the best I have seen for a while.

  • Registered Users Posts: 82,008 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1

    No cinema release here?

  • Registered Users Posts: 663 ✭✭✭brianc27

    Excellent film, very well made, even though I knew the outcome I was still on the edge of my seat during the rescue, the cave diving scenes are really well done

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,269 ✭✭✭Wrongway1985

    Utterly brill. Easy 9/10 from me also.

    Saw the length and the fact it was based on events I assumed I knew so initially planned watching in two parts but was so enthralled it held me till the end.

    Colin Farrell having quite a year and a film with his old sparring partner Martin McDonagh yet to come.

  • Subscribers Posts: 39,907 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat

    That's one of the most stressful and brilliant movies I've ever seen. I'm exhausted after watching it.

    Absolutely incredible

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 28,664 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate

    It's certainly a compelling watch, largely because the story is so compelling. I'm not sure how much the filmmaking choices actually add (or detract!) to it, other than a commitment to grounded, unfussy storytelling.

    It's a pure 'Ron Howard film': solid, workmanlike, unremarkable. It's the kind of filmmaking I find hard to get particularly excited about tbh (most of his films are painfully mediocre), but honestly he's best suited to these efficient 'based on true events' stories as he turns them into decent dramatisations with a careful, professsional sheen (see also: Apollo 13, Rush). It's about as straightforward a retelling of the story as you could get outside of a documentary, but that no-nonsense approach works pretty well in this particular case. Not exactly the kind of film I'll be thinking about for days afterwards, but equally it's a much better bet for a quiet evening than any given modern blockbuster.