Based on 52 votes and 15 reviews
this is a very good story (unlike the many idiots commenting negatively on the book, i actually read atlas shrugged) and the movie is a reasonable enough reproduction of that book. as provides as much as can be expected at least, when you are talking about a thousand page book. so, no, it's not a 'philosophy for nitwits'. it is how the world works. it is about the complex relationship between men of government and private business. it is about entrepreneurialism. there are so many parts of the book that can be applicable to the unmitigated disaster of obama's presidency. for example, in the book, rearden owns a large estate and he lets a number of family members sponge off him without
this movie came out some time ago but didnt make it into any theaters i know of. what happened. was it realy that bad
it might possibly be duller and more ridiculous than the novel. a philosophy for nitwits.
It's so badly made and acted that it's hilarious to watch. It's an unintentional comedy based around political corruption and well...the movie will only make sense to those who have read the book, I would assume and can follow all this political jargen.
Excellent movie, Provides in depth look at government and business in today's world.
Really not worth seeing!
Amazingly, a movie even worse than the book.
It would take a very special interpretation of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged to offer nothing of substance to Objectivists, or to their philosophical opponents. This movie does exactly that. It is an empty, shallow, exercise in bad filmmaking. I can only imagine that everybody involved in this production "went Gault."
I like Ayn rand and this was good, but I really just want to see part two.
Catering to the geeks who loved this book as a young person -> me! I appreciated the cast of unknowns, but the dialogue and delivery was a little stiff. Gradually remembered what I loved about the book. Beautifully filmed, building to the rapture of seeing the sleek railway line cutting through virgin forests. And, the rush of adrenaline as the new train reaches speed over 200mph. Fully satisfying and I hope to see the rest of the book filmed by this group.
I enjoyed the trail on this move, and therefore give it a 4, I can only give it a 5 if i enjoy the entire move.