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Old 02-02-2017, 07:46 AM   #26
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Default Re: Is Keanu Reeves a good actor?

Not very. I re-watched Dracula recently and he was really bad.

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Old 02-06-2017, 04:20 PM   #27
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In the right role, he's perfect:
The Matrix
John Wick
The Devil's Advocate
Speed
Point Break
Bill & Ted
The Gift (2000)

In the wrong role, he's awful:
Johnny Mnemonic
The Lake House
DANGEROUS LIAISONS OMG WTF
Little Buddha
I was trying to decide myself whether I thought he was bad. But when I saw this list I remembered him in " The Gift". I thought he was really good in that part. So I think he's not bad but has turned in bad performances.
I haven't seen John Wick. I hear it's good.
I root for the guy. I heard he's given millions away from money he's earned.

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Old 02-06-2017, 04:24 PM   #28
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I think this is an excellent point that rarely gets brought up. In the golden age of cinema (or whatever it's called), many movie stars didn't have great range. They knew their strengths, and they played to them, and audiences ate it up. Humphrey Bogart was pretty much the same in most of his movies. John Wayne might have been the most wooden actor of all time, yet he's revered as a cinematic icon (even if he was a racist turd of a human being, but I digress).

I feel like Keanu's biggest problem as an actor has been occasionally picking roles that were outside of his range (Harker in Dracula for example). Well, that and playing one particular role so early on in his career (Ted) that people have trouble seeing him as anything else, for whatever reason. I think none of us are immune to this sort of thing, though. For example, as great an actor as Paul Giamotti is, every time I see him, I still think, "Pig Vomit."
Yeah, even actors many consider to be great , like Harrison Ford and Clint Eastwood are very one note. Clint may be a little better at other things but once Ford steps out of his one character it usually doesn't go well.

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Old 02-21-2017, 03:15 AM   #29
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Default Re: Is Keanu Reeves a good actor?

He has a limited range, but he's okay. He was note perfect in the Matrix, and has had some other standout performances.....and some pretty bad ones too.

Is he a great actor, no. Is he good.....well, maybe, but compared to who ?

Back in his early days I really disliked him, but he really grew on me after I saw him in the Devil's Advocate. Since the Matrix, I've really grown to like him.

I would put him as slightly better than Jason Statham (although not as funny, Stath is unbelievably funny in Spy).

One thing I do like about him, as a public figure, is that he doesn't take himself that seriously (and he's very polite, so a good ambassador for Canada....well, when he's not John Wick-ing it up anyway).

Tough question.

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Old 02-21-2017, 08:23 AM   #30
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I would say so. Doesn't do more than what a role calls for. Even if he is pretty much the same guy in these roles they fit the character. I mean was his Constantine that much different than his Wick? Not to me, but still enjoyed both performances.

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Old 03-03-2017, 01:09 PM   #31
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Hes one of those actors that is like George Clooney, were you can get a good performance from here and there. I like John Wick though

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Old 08-01-2017, 07:55 PM   #32
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He has skills that can make him an entertaining performer in certain films.

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Old 08-08-2017, 07:05 AM   #33
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No. A block of wood is better than him.

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Old 08-08-2017, 07:36 AM   #34
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A decent actor with little range. I'm amazed how he's gone from Bill&Ted to Speed to The Devil's Advocate (his best film IMO) to The Matrix to John Wick.

He's been a major movie star despite only having a few hits and very little critical acclaim. But he seems a really cool and easy going dude.

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Old 08-08-2017, 07:38 AM   #35
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Well just watch the guy in Dracula he doesn't deserve to be on the same movie set as gary oldman.
Blame Coppola for casting him.

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Old 08-08-2017, 09:33 AM   #36
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I think so. My favorite performances from him are in Street Kings and Constantine. I think when he's required to play a role where a character should be Numb or cold, I think he excels but then I like he plays Lawyers too like in Devil's Advocate or the Whole Truth.
I don't think he's in a lot of good movies but I'll give a movie a shot knowing he's in it.
I really liked him in Tai Chi Man. First time I seen him play a villain and I thought he was awesome.

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