This is the Review of The Players. The Players (2020) – Review, Recap, Ending, Summary. Main Stars: Riccardo Scamarcio. It is Released on 15 July 2020. It is directed by Stefano Mordini.
I’m tackling the Italian film the players or for my Italian viewers it is titled infidelity I’m so sorry if I butchered that I’m very American anyway let’s get into the review shall I’m just going to refer to the film by the English title because it’s obviously much easier for me to do so like my summary but the players is a film that tells a story of infidelity one of the things I appreciated about the film was that it did this in a pretty creative way it wasn’t monotonous instead of having one long narrative like 99 of films have the players consist of five or so vignettes for those of you.
That is unfamiliar are essentially micro-stories each vignette in the film lasts around 20 minutes or so and tells the story of different infidelity to think the ballad of buster Scruggs or chunking express both fantastic films, by the way, check them out if you are able to so aside from the structure what did the players do well well for starters I think the film offers a diverse set of tones each vignette is played differently one is more comedic and over the top one is a thriller there’s even one that barely has any dialogue and felt pretty indie I thought it was a good way to keep each story fresh despite the fact that.
They were all covering the same general theme while not every vignette ultimately worked for me I do appreciate that they tried to make each one have a different vibe to it I also enjoyed the acting the actors were charismatic and enjoyable to watch overall I’m not really familiar with any of the actors I know one of the guys was in john wick 2 and I vaguely remember him but I felt that they all did a good job there weren’t any performances that ever really took me out of the film and likes the summary. They played to the different tones of each vignette effectively and speaking of the actors this brings me to a choice the film made that left me scratching my head.
It uses the same three actors at numerous points in the film each vignette is a different story so the actors are playing different characters each time and this did take me out of the film I don’t really understand why they chose to do this whether it was a budgetary reason or whatnot but it just didn’t work for me I think they would have been better served to not reuse actors because at the very least it’s going to confuse the hell out of a casual audience I also think the humor was pretty spotty I guess you could classify this as a comedy even though there were some vignettes that were not strictly comedic and sometimes the comedy works other times it was pretty cringy there was one particular scene.
Where a man is desperately trying to sleep with one of his co-workers and he’s making physical advances despite her objecting and it kind of seems like they’re playing it as humorous but it felt uncomfortable to watch um and as I alluded to earlier not every vignette was a success there was a couple that felt flat to me, for example, there was one that was meant to be a mystery slash thriller and it was interesting and it could have been a good story the pieces were there if it hadn’t been condensed into a 20-minute vignette so I hope that you would like this summary. It’s kind of a double-edged sword.
I did enjoy the vignettes but I think that some of the stories were hurt by the fact that they were confined to that 20-minute block of uh of time the film also ends in a fairly bizarre manner the characters are discussing the theme of infidelity and then something happens that’s so ridiculous and on the nose that I can’t believe it made the final cut they even chose to end the film right on that shot I’m not gonna spoil it but if you’ve seen the film you’ll obviously know what I’m talking about just some quick technical notes before I wrap this thing up.
I did like the score quite a bit there’s a particular slow jazz track that plays during one of the vignettes that I enjoyed and as for cinematography it was all right no complaints it was pretty conventional it’s kind of how comedies tend to be but I thought it was at its best during the indie-like vignette that I was talking about earlier. I hope that you gonna like my review and summary.
They did some creative things with tracking and lighting and whatnot so, in the end, I was stuck between giving the players a 5.5 out of 10 or a 6 out of 10. and I’m in a solid mood today so I’m going to give it a 6 out of 10. I’d say they’re slightly more good than bad in this film and I enjoyed the overall structure so six it is thank you so much for watching my review.
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I did enjoy the vignettes but I think that some of the stories were hurt by the fact that they were confined to that 20-minute block of uh of time the film also ends in a fairly bizarre manner the characters are discussing the theme of infidelity and then something happens that's so ridiculous and on the nose that I can't believe it made the final cut they even chose to end the film right on that shot I'm not gonna spoil it but if you've seen the film you'll obviously know what I'm talking about just some quick technical notes before I wrap this thing up.