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The Mighty

Movie Commentary by Scott Ventura


Scott's Rating:
4 / 5
Times Seen:
Viewing Date:
November 1998
IMDB Name:
Mighty, The (1998)
Peter Chelsom
MPAA Rating:
PG-13 for elements of violence and peril.

Odd Billing

The real stars of this movie are Kieran Culkin and Elden Ratliff. It is obviously contractual clout that gets Sharon Stone listed higher on the promotional materials. In fact, looking at the poster after seeing it, Culkin and Ratliff were nowhere to be seen. Oh well. I don't mean to slight Stone, or Gillian Anderson, or many of the other adults. Their performances are excellent, but they don't make the movie magical. So what can I say about Kieran and Elden? I was convinced. Utterly convinced. I did not feel that I was watching actors at any point. Both took good material and made it great. I was genuinely moved at the end, even when I saw the wheels turning.

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