September 8, 2001 - Josh
Hartnett is quoted in US Weekly's loose talk section saying of the possible
pressures of fame, "You can always quit. you know? I mean, if you quit,
nobody will care... In a couple of months, people will forget who you are."
7, 2001 - The Chicago Sun Times' Cindy Pearlman reports Josh Harnett got
involved in trouble while filming Black Hawk Down in Morocco... over a
bowl of rice no less. Harnett revealed, "The producers thought it might
be nice to give the rice away to the locals who were playing extras, but
there was an actual, real riot over the rice. It got pretty intense. People
September 3, 2001 - In an
abstracts.net poll asking what is your favorite Josh Hartnett movie, 78.2%
said Pearl Harbor, 17.2% said The Faculty, and 4.5% said Virgin Suicides.
There were 731 total votes cast.
September 1, 2001 - Bonnie
Britton of the Indianapolis Star gave O 3 stars and praised Josh revealing,
"Hartnett (Pearl Harbor) as Hugo projects a charming facade that fools
everyone around him, including his father, girlfriend, co-conspirators
and O. He is quietly intense, giving a subtle performance that makes his
actions seem plausible, especially someone under the influence (in this
case, steroids and cocaine)."
September 1, 2001 - Steven
Rea of the Philadelphia Inquirer gave O 2 1/2 stars and talked about Josh's
role saying, "Hartnett is particularly good in the scheming, duplicitous
Iago role, and Phifer brings an affecting nobility - laced with naivete
- to the doomed, adolescent Othello character." Rea slammed Julia Stiles
acting job in the movie though.
September 1, 2001 - Eric
Harrison of the Houston Chronicle rates O a B+ saying the movie "isn't
closed off and precious -- it invites the viewer to apply the story's lessons
to life, whatever the viewer's particular circumstance." Read more.
September 1, 2001 - Duane
Dudek of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel gave O 3 1/2 stars and talked about
Josh's role saying, "Hartnett is its watchful guardian, and his insanity
is its mistrust personified. His actions are not overtly racial, but his
skill at sowing seeds of mistrust depends on feelings of social superiority."
September 1, 2001 - One of
the few negative reviews of O as Ed Blank of the Tribune-Review gave the
film 2 stars and said. "O is all loose ends and loose canons, striving
for importance through the borrowing of a plot. What it lacks most is the
transcendent moral dimension Shakespeare never overlooked."
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