The Mission

I remember this being one of the epic Oscar-worthy films of the time, and it still comes off that way. This is a really good movie, even if it is brutal and sad. I will say that Robert De Niro does seem a bit out of place in this — I don’t think it’s because he’s the only one here with an American accent, but his delivery reminds me too much of how we see him in Scorsese movies. But yeah, I did quite enjoy this. I was curious to see what director Roland Joffé had been up to since, and was pretty surprised to see that in 2011 he directed a movie called You and I in which “two teenage girls, Janie who is American and Lana who is Russian, fall in love after meeting at a t.A.T.u concert.”

Author: Jean Snow

Production Coordinator at Ubisoft Montréal. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.