"Anthony Hopkins was the only redeeming quality of this movie."
Meet Joe Black starts interestingly enough, it reels the viewer in, but quickly tapers off soon after the first meeting with Brad and Claire.Brad Pitt is Death. Or, Joe Black, pick your poison. He plays the role quite unconvincingly, too. Everytime he was on screen, it was like watching a wooden doll. Boring doesn't even describe it. There was nothing "chilling" about his acting, or even the least bit upsetting.
Claire Forlani was just.. Words couldn't even possibly describe. You don't know if you want to plain hit her or hit her with your car. One or the other. She doesn't play a very convincing ingenue. The woman has entirely no facial expression. The best word is "annoying."
On the other side of the coin, Anthony Hopkins was wonderful. In this role, you would expect him to be pretty damned upset, having to be taken by Death and all, but he plays it gracefully and respectfully.
Alas, there was the length of the film. There's a subplot in the movie that could have been chopped if anyone had any sense, but of course they didn't. It probably would have shaved a good half hour off the film, but I digress..The only reason this film is even worthy of two stars is Anthony Hopkins. He's, to put it in layman's terms, "the man" in Meet Joe Black.