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Keanu Reeves' acting

I never knew what people meant when they said that Keanu doesn't know how to act, until I saw this movie. I don't know what made this movie worse, the laughable plot line or the horrible acting by Keanu and the blonde girl. I was really disappointed.

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LOUIS, BE CAREFUL. THEY'RE CRAZY!!!

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What about the dude playing Louis acting? His acting was by far the worse and most comedic performance in the movie. He goes in the house and find Keanu tied up and instead of untying him and calling the dang cops, he tells him that he's going to go handle those girls or something to that affect.

That monologue Keanu delivered while tied to the chair was dope though. I was actually convinced he had gone off the rails, he was a mad man. That mess was funny as heck. It was brilliant! The rest of it was just cringeworthy. Honestly, I was entertained by the movie, the best laugh I've had in years. I don't know if the humor was intentional or if the acting was just that bad, but that scene when Louis suddenly turns into a ghetto black man, was too funny. I had to stop the movie for a while because I couldn't stop laughing.

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I'm from Oakland, ho! Yea that certainly came out of nowhere. But I gotta admit, I found that funny. :D

Yea, that scene was dumb. Evan is like "Close the door" and would he have done that, Evan would be free and the both of them would probably be able to overpower the two girls. But no, Louis has to run out straight away, leaving Evan tied to the chair(!!!) just because the girls are destroying the stupid statues. At that point Louis kind of sealed his fate due to sheer stupidity!

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It has to do with directing more than Keanu, especially with you mentioning that you never clued in before that he was bad. I like Reeves too, but he's horrid in this.

Roth doesn't know how to direct actors, and that's evident in every one of his films. Keanu is far and away the biggest actor he's worked with (while directing). You would think some of Tarantino would have rubbed off on him

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true directing is a factor as is the writing.
plus he is playing a part of a ordinary guy who is totally unprepared
for what happens.

I liked the movie, it was different.
It was unrealistic , but 99% of movies are.
Keanu made the movie better for me as I like him as a actor.

I thought it would be unlikable, but then i liked it.

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if you expected an oscar award winning performance from Keanu watching this movie, you're completely delusional. Blame the *beep* premise of the movie and the director who pretty much didn't give much of a plot to begin with.

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John Wick was so good and I think this was maybe a favor for the director or something. Super crappy movie and it never came together. I blame the writing, direction and oh it was just bad!!!!!!

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I agree! I blame the writing too!

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The problem is he produced the movie it was his project .

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I didn't expect an Oscar-worthy performance, obviously, but in the trailer the movie didn't look that bad and I was curious. It was just a mess.

One Standout Moment

Keanu had one strong scene in this odd, stupidly scripted movie. It was the part where he was tied up in the chair and he went off about loving his family, not wanting to betray them and the girls wrongfully forcing themselves onto him. That was the best part of the whole thing cause he had some emotion going on and you just felt the drama of that moment.

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It's pretty clear this film was some fanboys wet dream that he wanted to make a reality.

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Seen the movie expecting usual action movie like John Wick. Waiting and waiting for him to spring into action or some gang associated with girls to show up. but sadly he ended up buried upto the neck. Wet dream ? far from it.

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Agreed.

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You single out the blonde girl but don't note the brunette's acting? The blonde was infinitely better: she has natural ability and screen presence. The brunette acting was horrible and amateurish. To be fair, they both had nothing to work with.

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I don't think Lorenza Izzo (the brunette) did a better job, but I found Ana de Armas (the blonde one) to be specially annoying, maybe it was her accent, I found to be forced. Anyway, I agree, they are both terrible actresses.

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I think Keanu does better when a movie doesn't call for much dialog or emotion. On a side note his acting was soooooooo bad in this I found myself laughing when the situation was supposed to be high intensity. I almost fell out of my seat when he was yelling about them killing them but what took the cake was when they put the phone in front of his face to show him "the video" his reaction was so funny ROFLMAO.

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I know right? It was just ridiculous and cringe-worthy.

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Keanu knows how to act. It was about the writing and who directed the movie. Eli.

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He does NOT know how to act. He has worked for good directors and still delivered abysmal performances.

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I think Reeves can be decent when he's given the right material, but I agree he was awful in this. The girls were also bad, but I think the horrible acting in this movie is more the script's fault.

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Lol, I think it was Eli Roth who drove him to act the character over the top and initially I liked it with the early scenes with the fam I was like "cool he's trying something new this time around" but yeah it got a little too much at some points later the scene where he was crying out: "you were the ones who put my cock in your mouths!" pretty much laughing at that lol

But that can also be blamed on Roth as he wrote the script (alongside 2 others) and gave him the lines to speak

I still enjoyed it somewhat though, even though it's a fairly typical erotic thriller

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his acting made movie funnier.. his lines crack me up

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I think Keanu does better when a movie doesn't call for much dialog or emotion.

This. A movie like John Wick works because he just have to be a stone-cold badass and not rely on intense emotions. He's just not fit for a role like this where he's supposed to be panicking and fear for his life.

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It's on purpose, so that impressionable kids and teens can identify with him, imagine they're IN the movie, just like Twilight. Blank, dumb faces and tones with no oersonality or intelligence whatsoever.


The plot was excellent. Why do you think otherwise?


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Eli Roth on Keanu in his interview ''..I want this to be his Oscar nominated performance..''

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I loved this movie, but it seriously could've been literally any other B or C-list actor for the role and I would've liked it a lot more.

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I agree! I always though Keanu was a pretty decent actor (from the films of his that i've seen), but gee whiz, him in this film - definitely not the best! I guess imo, his other better films make up for this one lol. I also have to agree i guess it is Eli's fault - some of the lines were really bad & i guess the actor/s (Keanu) could only be as good as with the director etc they're working with! It pains me to say it because Keanu seems like a really nice guy in real life haha! Seriously though, Keanu can do better than this! :/

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Keanu has never been able to act, all of his characters sound like Keanu and you can almost hear all of them say whoa! at some point.

That being said he has picked films that are entertaining enough on their own that even bad performances wont hurt the film. His style of acting is very wooden. He shows almost 0% facial expression. Facial expression is what sells most acting.

He has a knack for picking movies with the right writers and good supporting cast so that by the end you dont even notice all his performances are almost the same. Compare him to someone like Tom Hardy an actor who can change his voice and mannerisms for each character he plays.

Again not knocking Keanu I like him for what he brings to the table and the projects he picks, he's just not a great actor imo.

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The blonde girl was OK; Keanu was abysmal.






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The horrible acting of the extremely hot Genesis is ironically more realistic, as countless girls resemble her in reality.

Sad fact that makes this the true HORROR movie it is.

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worst actor ever.

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Yeah that was some pretty atrocious acting there man.

I mean he has done some good work over the yearsnot great, but you know passable.

this flick was painful to watch tho.

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I thought he was good in this.

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It was basically him tied up for half an hour shouting while they trashed his househow boring.

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