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10/10
A Magnificent Encounter for the Splendid City of Istanbul
okanturgut-036334 February 2019
An awesome taste of a chasing thriller depicting the marvelous scenery of the Bosphorus. I loved it.
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4/10
Some nice shots, but overall rather bland
Horst_In_Translation4 March 2019
Warning: Spoilers
"The Journey" is a 6-minute live action short film from 2019 and this was released about a month ago, but already managed double-digits millions of clicks on Youtube. Not too shabby. the reason may be that the director is Ridley Scott, really a big name and into his 80s now. The writer is Olivia Milch, who may not have Scott's career, but is on the rise being in charge of the most recent Ocean's movie not too long ago. The cast includes Sylvia Hoeks, who I know and find surprisingly attractive for a blonde, as well as Aure Atika and I have never heard of her and no idea why she was cast here. I am sure there is a good reason. Anyway, this is the story of a woman being on the tail of another woman, but it is never really clear what exactly is going on. Is it supposed to be a contract kill, an arrest or something completely different? A lot is about suspense for this movie. But the problem is I never really cared and I guess this applies to many other viewers as well. It is a relatively shallow film in my opinion. There are some fairly nice shots thanks to Scott's involvement and he certainly still has it. But in terms of the plot, it is a rather weak movie and there it shows that it is basically an overlong commercial for Turkish Airlines. Well, they paid for it, so I can say it I guess. Only worth seeing for family and friends of cast and crew as well as Ridley Scott completionists. I give it a thumbs-down. Not recommended.
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1/10
Just boring
skywalker_200322 February 2019
Just a boring and long commercial. beautiful shots and great places will save a trash film.
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6/10
Cliche Perspective
hmmtu7 February 2019
Ridley Scott says 'I'm in Istanbul first time for this film' on the backstage of The Journey, it's clear Mr. Scott. In Hollywood's opinion, City of Istanbul is the mystic ancient&modern place that for the chases of the special agents. Istanbul is not this city. It has more realistic big and short stories. Technically, the film is very good but it's not Istanbul. It's Hollywood's Istanbul.
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