The Curious Case of Benjamin Button All User Reviews (23)

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Brad Pitt pointlessly grows backwards. It's trying to be 'Forrest Gump' but doesn't have any story to tell, just randomly selected, disconnected meaningless vignettes. Ponderous, boring and it goes on FOREVER. Perhaps it was all the makeup that restricted his facial expressions, but Brad Pitt's acting was as wooden as a kitchen table. Sleep inducing.

this movie is like nothing that I have ever seen before. It really talks to the heart(ok ok ok ok it sounds crazy and really chessey but it is true). Its perfact. This is one of my favourite Brad Pitt movies and Cate Blanchett was amazing as allways

I think The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button is an amazing and powerful movie! However it was a very sad movie, but it was one of the best movies i have ever seen. I give the movie infinity stars! I LOVE YOU BRAD PITT!!!!!

I think it was really awesome and interesting. It had a great story line and I think the actors were spot on. I can at least say it was way BETTER!!! than twilight. Big props to the director, how many of us can say we actually got to see a different unfamiliar movie like this. Which HEY Brad Pitt was lead... "TooDleS"

but is very personal, the only way you will understand this is watching it.
It may send you on journey of reflections about you own life, or it might just bore you do death if you´re not in the mood...

OH MY SWEET JESEUS!!!!! I feel for the first time in my life that I have truly wasted my time. I was very aware that I was in a dark room with a hundred strangers, well I suppose better that than having to listen to this tripe. Worst piece of crap I’ve seen since my last bad bout of food poisoning.
Basically, a troll gets younger as each year goes by and believe me, that takes just as long as it sounds. Go see it if you want to see and old man pervert a small child, get on a small boat, live... More in a small cold country while steadily getting less and less wrinkled. I could see the same thing after getting out of long bath.
The only light relief was an old man who was continuously struck by lightning, this however was also mercilessly stabbed to death by the time it was shown for the 3rd of 7 times. This "film" was void of any interest, emotion, acting ability, engagement and every other aspect that could make any motion picture watchable.
To compare it to other movies would be wrong. I prefer to compare it to having my fingernails slowly pulled out while having a fat man sit on my face, at least that’s what Brad Pitt must have been threatened with to accept this role which he carried off without a hint of enthusiasm or display that he had ever acted before. Don’t go to see this movie, as Benjamin gets younger and younger, you must endure this lifeless tale while you only get older and older.Hide

OMG this film is total, complete and utter bollocks. People were walking out! Maybe would've been OK if it were 1.5 hours shorter. Cate Blanchetts voice as an old lady is one of the most annoying sounds you will ever hear in your life. The movie just goes on and on. By the midway point you actually start looking forward to them dying. By the end you're cheering!

I went in excited to watch this movie but halfway through it got quite boring and to be honest very unbelieveable..I like to go in and feel engrossed in the movie especially when you are paying so much for a movie and popcorn...this movie was not one of them i came out feeling like i had wasted my money and may as well of waited until it came out on video and when i say video i mean $3 weekly :(

Oh dear, numb bum syndrome set in after two hours and it was difficult to concentrate despite the beatifully crafted sets and detailed cinematography or the acting skills of the principle actors -Tilda Swinton was the standout for me. This story could have had more light relief and at least half an hour shaved off which would have given it some pace.However still an original idea for Hollywood and for that top marks.

BY Brian1 superstar

Though if you think about it, rather ridiculous.
Clearly, very popular. Great acting, great effects.

See this film! Cate Blanchett is just incredible! Brad Pitt's performance exceede all his other work, and this film makes you think about it for ages afterward. It is a tad slow in places, but it's fabulous all the same!

While the storyline had promise, in my opinion this the film failed to deliver. It was long-winded, uninspiring and when the credits finally appeared a weight was lifted off my shoulders.

Check Ben's father, Vincent Price look a like? Yes we've seen this film, and short story before - Burton and Zemeckis did it better, so Fincher didn't really try. Neither did Brad Pitt, he'd already played the role perfectly well in "Meet Joe Black", and well, Cate Blanchett played the whole thing angry she wasn't Claire Forlani, Robin Wright, or Winona Ryder - Ryder? Johnny Depp's girlfriend in "Scissorhands" and Depp's actual old Girlfriend, Depp? Pitt before Pitt. Robin Wright? Princess, in... More "The Princess Bride", Forest Gump's HIV Girlfriend "Jenny", you remember?! Watch Edward, Forest, even the Angel of Death, but Ben? Not if I have to watch that baby close its eyes, and hear that dialogue again...Ben dies in Daisy's arms a newborn baby, his whole life flashing before his eyes...and his daughter to Daisy, thinks he's a the end credits and let me go home already, far out, its 11.10pm!Hide

Beautiful film that drew me into the love story between to people. The aging of Brad Pitt was almost a gimmick, he really started to look believable when the makeup came off.
Great story.

Well I have to say the reviews of this film are more than a little harsh. Perhaps too many young Brad fans, or "older" people with limited imaginations went to see it. I wanted to give this film a 4 and three quarters but the star rating wouldn't let me.

I went into this film with high hopes and was not disappointed; Mr Pitt continues his run of picking nothing but the best scripts to work with.

Sure, there are some nifty special effects, and the story is completely ludicrous but once you... More look past that and concentrate on the message behind the story, its a fantastic movie, captivating, beautifully directed, and elegant.

And the message? Youth is wasted on the young. Anybody under the age of 30 or so probably would miss that, having not lived enough life to realise how good life really was when they were younger, but I am sure it's not a message lost on the rest of us.

There's no happy ending here, this is not a movie where love overcomes all, but one with a far harsher reality - no matter how much you love someone, there are some situations that can not be conquered.

I didn't appreciate the Hurricane Katrina / dying mother's last words sub-plot, nor the little hummingbird that keeps popping up - far too 5th form exam "Can you pick the themes in this movie" for me, but those are minor elements in the film, and in no way overshadow the charm of this movie.

See it and decide for yourself. Just don't get hung up on the special effects or the premise - reverse ageing is not what the movie is about.Hide

One problem with this movie is that Benjamin is born as a tiny little old man - as opposed to completing his life as a full sized old man..

Therefore, he should have come to the end of his life as a gigantic baby. I was very disappointed that this was not to be.

This film is extremely well doneand it hit me emotionally on many levels. I didn't even mind the fact it was 2 hrs 40 minslong as it was that good. Brad Pitt plays his role extraordinarily well alongside a standout performance from Cate Blanchett. Highly recommended to anyone, especially those who wish to delve deeper into the real meaning of ageing itself.

Slow boring and just a bit rubbish . shame on you Cate!

This was really enjoyable. It reminded me of Forrest Gump in many ways, but mainly because of the film's reflective nature and analysis of a person's entire lifetime.

Great performances. Romantic and sad.

A shame, as Flicks as some users mention, it was a bit 'safe'... could've had more balls. But that's a pretty minor criticism for a film that is very enjoyable - makes one reflect.

i thought that the film was a bit boring ! but it wasnt what i expected ! it was different ! and funny . with the guy that always said "have i told you about the time i was struck by lighting ?' that was funny !

i know that the movie was not for my target audience but i still enjoyed it !

plus when brad pitt went younger into his teens he looked like he just had botox ! =D LBMO !

Okay I had been warned from reading the reviews that this film was slow moving but oh my it was so slow and it never got started. I wish I had known that the only exploration of this concept made in this film was a love story between Pitt and Blanchett. There was so much more that they could have done, the love story could still be there, but there could have been so much more.

Very disappointing film and at 2 hrs 40 minutes it is a long time to be bored. I would have walked out but I kept... More waiting for something to happen.

Girls will probably enjoy it - but word of advise go with another girlfriend leave your man at home. He will most likely hate it (unless he is a total romantic and likes long drawn out romance movies)Hide

Yes, it's quite slow moving. And the aging effects are quite gimmicky to start off with. But once the love story bit gets underway, and Brad Pitt begins to look a bit like the Pitt we know, the movie gets into its stride. Quite melancholic and subdued. Really enjoyed it. Perhaps could have taken a few more risks.

i cant wait for this film to be released. I have always wondered what would happen if my life started at the end, the issues would be endless the benefits too numerous to mention and you would begin with all the experience in the world and slowly start making mistakes that you wouldn't never have done if you had the experience..WOW my brain is aching even now just trying to fathom it all out....To sum up....I cannot wait, to find out how the movie world deal with this and the cast look... More fantastic. There are so many different ways this idea could go and though it may not be an oscar winning film hopefully i am wrong there, but the thought provoking story will have people talking about it for years to comeHide