Daniel Day-Lewis just might be my favorite actor of all time. His work has always managed to dazzle me, whether we’re talking about his believable role as Abraham Lincoln or his final acting role as Reynolds Woodcock in Phantom Thread, a film that I believe he should’ve gained another Oscar for. And now I’ve seen him in My Left Foot, the first movie to gain him an Oscar.
My Left Foot was nominated for Best Picture but would go on to lose to Driving Miss Daisy and I’m not surprised. This film had every chance to be a phenomenal and truly emotional story but it seemed to rush toward the end, losing a sense of storytelling that would’ve made it a complete film.
However, I’m not saying it’s a bad film because it isn’t. My Left Foot is yet another Daniel Day-Lewis movie that I have enjoyed and that makes four enjoyable films (The Bounty, My Left Foot, Lincoln, and Phantom Thread.) I’ll have to continue my quest for more films that he’s managed to grace because there’s a good chance it’ll be pretty good.
I’ll give this movie 4 out of 5 stars and 92 out of 100. It’s not bad and I enjoyed it, for the most part, but it could’ve been better.
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