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Five Fingers Review

Five Fingers Review

An occasionally taut chamber piece that overplays its hand, Laurence Malkin’s "Five Fingers" catches its digits on repetitious dialogue and sadistic mutilations bound to provoke groans of disbelief rather than winces of horror. Tale of a Dutch musician kidnapped by terrorists in Morocco takes many unexpected turns, but a low-key approach does battle with more outre elements, and the surprise denouement creates a less-than-satisfying close, no matter what one’s political stripe. The accomplished cast lends credence to the scenario, though the terrorist theme, minus strong word of mouth, may result in empty-handed returns.

I attended the Five Fingers screening at the TriBeCa Film Festival this past weekend.  Not familiar with Five Fingers?  What, you don’t remember the video of the nearly naked Ryan Phillippe getting a spongebath?  Yeah, that one.  (After being held captive for days, Ryan‘s character soils and urinates in his pants, so Gina Torres‘ character, Aicha, must give him a good wash down.) The movie is called Five Fingers because Ryan‘s character, jazz pianist Martijn, loses his fingers one by one (he only loses four fingers though). Five Fingers was a decent movie overall despite Ryan Phillippe‘s Dutch accent fading in and out (especially when he whispered).  Laurence Fishburne‘s performance (as "terrorist" Ahmat) was flawless as usual, Arab accent and all.  And this movie doesn’t have a release date yet, sorry!  More production stills in the gallery!

HUGE SPOILERS :: The last scene of Five Fingers shows The Statue of Liberty in the background, revealing that Ahmat and Aicha were US government agents and Martijn was a Dutch terrorist.  (Ahmat kills Martijn in the scene before.)

Hollywood hunk Ryan Phillippe was out and about earlier
this week in a sleeveless t-shirt.  Ryan ranked #16 on
E!’s List of the 25 Sexiest Celebrity Blondes. His wife,
Reese Witherspoon, bested him by six spots, at #10.
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  • gladys

    I’m first!!


    RYAN PHILLIPPE IS SO HOT! GRRRR. i wanna waaatccchhh. =(

  • Chanty

    Haha… I’d love to hear Ryan Phillipe trying to speak Dutch :’) ‘Hostel’ screwed up because when in the beginning of that movie, because the people in that hostel (who were screaming out of the window) in frickin’ Amsterdam were talking German. And the guy on the phone in the train tried to talk Dutch too but I barely could make anything out of it. Hollywood, know your languages! Ask Famke Janssen or whatever, she’s Dutch anyway. I just hope they didn’t screw up too much with this one.

  • k

    he makes me think about naughty things like sucking.

  • ?

    He gets hotter all the time. Why isn’t he in more movies or movies that get wider releases?

  • Jeannie

    I think Ryan did a good job on his Dutch accent in "Five Fingers", and I should know, I am Dutch..;0). I heard him scream "kutwijf" (something like ‘bitch, pardon my french..;0)) and at least he didn’t have a weird accent, in American movies the Dutch mostly sound Russian (?), which REALLY doesn’t make sense… so I credit Ryan ánd Larry for this!But believe me.. In Holland there are no phone booths with "Dutch Telecom" marked on them, but that’s probably because no American soul knows what "TPG Telefoon" means? Or do they, lol!

  • sex toys reviews

    Ryan Phillipe is sorta super sexy. Like it is all most turning me on some looking at him and that face he is making.
    I do remember his phraze:
    “I don’t really look that much like Justin Timberlake, do I”?

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    Ryan Phillipe is sorta super sexxxy. Like it is all most turning me on some looking at him and that face he is making.
    I do remember his phraze:
    “I don’t really look that much like Justin Timberlake, do I”?