The Movies of Doug Liman

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Douglas Eric Liman (/ˈlaɪmən/; born July 24, 1965) is an American film director and producer.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
1999 Go 11
2014 Edge of Tomorrow 10
1996 Swingers 6
2002 The Bourne Identity 6
2017 The Wall 1
2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith 0
2008 Jumper 0
2010 Fair Game 0
2017 American Made 0


Joe Biden Stan Account (milo z), Monday, 4 January 2021 08:39 (three weeks ago) link

Swingers is going to get shut out, right?

Joe Biden Stan Account (milo z), Monday, 4 January 2021 08:40 (three weeks ago) link

Seen four of nine. Three are slick, reasonable entertainments. Live Die Repeat is a classic.

shivers me timber (sic), Monday, 4 January 2021 09:37 (three weeks ago) link

I should watch more of the movies of Doug Liman. Rewatched Go a few years back and was genuinely surprised at how well it held up (I had consigned it in my mind to the ash heap of that era's forgettable cultural artifacts a la 200 Cigarettes).

Telly Salivas (Old Lunch), Monday, 4 January 2021 12:05 (three weeks ago) link

Go

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Monday, 4 January 2021 12:45 (three weeks ago) link

I think I've seen the first 4 and I don't think I need to see the rest

Uptown Top Scamping (Noodle Vague), Monday, 4 January 2021 13:17 (three weeks ago) link

Edge Of Tomorrow is ridiculous and fun. I didn't know it was Doug Liman tbh.

calzino, Monday, 4 January 2021 13:19 (three weeks ago) link

If only the studio had settled on a single goddamn name for the film (and a less bland one than they used for the theatrical release), Edge of Tomorrow would've been deservedly huge.

Telly Salivas (Old Lunch), Monday, 4 January 2021 13:47 (three weeks ago) link

In a lot of ways he doesn't get enough credit for successfully launching a major action franchise. It's not like Greengrass was given a mess to clean up, the first Bourne is solid stuff.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 4 January 2021 14:47 (three weeks ago) link

Part of me thinks that "Edge of Tomorrow" may be reaching the zone of 'so often cited as being underrated that it's now overrated', but it's definitely still the pick here IMO.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Monday, 4 January 2021 15:03 (three weeks ago) link

Had to look up Live Die Repeat to see was Edge of tomorrow
enjoy Doug Liman as director, think Emily Blunt is lots of fun, love sci-fi but tom cruise as lead killed all desire to see it when came out and even looking it up now as potential watch lost all interest again

as said above Bourne was solid but guess that was it, not deeply exciting, though def good enough to launch franchise

probably wld vote Go just as giddy fun

H in Addis, Monday, 4 January 2021 15:17 (three weeks ago) link

I saw the UK premiere of Go at the Glastonbury Festival and recall people going pretty mental at the end cheering and whooping in a late 90s rave-y fashion. I was pretty refreshed and thought it was amazing but it never really lived up to that first crazed viewing.

Swingers for the win though.

piscesx, Monday, 4 January 2021 15:32 (three weeks ago) link

The Bourne Identity is the least obnoxious of that trilogy (yeah, I know there were more made later; I didn't see them) by virtue of it being the one that was not directed by Paul Greengrass. I really hated Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and I have no idea why I ever watched Jumper. I remember Go being a fun little Tarantino riff; it gets my vote.

Never saw Swingers or anything he's made in the last decade. I don't even recognize the titles of Fair Game (assuming its not the Cindy Crawford picture) or The Wall (assuming its not...well, you know).

Langdon Alger Stole the Highlights (cryptosicko), Monday, 4 January 2021 17:45 (three weeks ago) link

First Bourne is the only one I care about because Clive Owen

Uptown Top Scamping (Noodle Vague), Monday, 4 January 2021 17:51 (three weeks ago) link

I liked Mr. & Mrs. Smith at the time, but haven't seen it since the theater - Liman's ability to direct action coherently contrasted strongly with Batman Begins back then (and with 20 15 years of superhero movies since).

He'd do a good John Wick IMO.

Joe Biden Stan Account (milo z), Monday, 4 January 2021 20:40 (three weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 00:01 (one week ago) link

havent seen go for 20 years or what have you but my recollection of it is as post-tarantino shit.

his bourne is good, i just watched the first 3 bourne movies for the first time over christmas for the first time ever and it's clearly the best of the bunch.

mr and mrs smith: the action is not bad, jolie and pitt are very hot.

this is swingers for me i think

Fenners' Pen (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 00:21 (one week ago) link

Go is great; totally holds up imo

horseshoe, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 00:26 (one week ago) link

Timmy O is v compelling.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 00:26 (one week ago) link

Voted Bourne

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 03:24 (one week ago) link

i'm sad i haven't seen go and i'm going to abstain for that reason. bourne is fantastic; i watched swingers for the first time last year and tbh it was a lot better than i was expecting.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 03:47 (one week ago) link

Bourne, Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Live Die Repeat/Edge of Tomorrow - I went into the theater expecting nothing and came out thinking they were good (Mr. & Mrs. Smith) or great (Bourne, EoT), but I can't say that "a Doug Liman film" is ever going to be the tagline that gets me to pay $15.

Joe Biden Stan Account (milo z), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 03:53 (one week ago) link

Go would probably fall into the same wonderful surprise category but I saw that when some friends and I rented a three pack at Blockbuster: Go, Pi and Baseketball

Joe Biden Stan Account (milo z), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 03:56 (one week ago) link

American Made was a fuckin Wikipedia article with zero intrigue or interest.

Go was dope.

Bourne was tight.

Edge of Tomorrow was a lot of fun even if the last 5 minutes confused me.

voting for none of these

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 04:00 (one week ago) link

i love when the brit dude thinks he's discovered Tantra just cos he didn't come as fast as he used to

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 04:01 (one week ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 14 January 2021 00:01 (one week ago) link

Worthy winner

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 January 2021 00:09 (one week ago) link

Shocking result tbh

Joe Biden Stan Account (milo z), Thursday, 14 January 2021 00:12 (one week ago) link

Is Jay Mohr jacked now

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 January 2021 00:17 (one week ago) link

Also lol Scott Wolf was in the Double Dragon movie

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 January 2021 00:17 (one week ago) link

Deserving result for Live Die Repeat, once its votes are counted multiple times.

shivers me timber (sic), Thursday, 14 January 2021 01:18 (one week ago) link

stop the steal!

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 January 2021 01:19 (one week ago) link

American Made is one of the most forgettable movies I've seen, down to the title. All I remember is Tom Cruise dropping drugs from a plane

Vinnie, Thursday, 14 January 2021 02:16 (one week ago) link

yeah, it was completely pointless.

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 January 2021 02:20 (one week ago) link

Haven't seen Swingers but the rest of the top 4 is legit.

Looks like I'm gonna be the filling in a missile sandwich! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 14 January 2021 02:22 (one week ago) link

Missed this poll so didn't vote.

The first Bourne is great, miles better than any of the others. The fight scenes between Damon and the other super-agents (Clive Owen, the blond-haired guy) are brutal in a way Hollywood doesn't usually permit. Would definitely have voted for that. Edge of Tomorrow is good but it's mostly about the joy of watching Tom Cruise getting repeatedly mulched. Haven't seen Go since it was in theaters. Swingers...ugh. I liked Jumper but I think I'm the only person on Earth who did. Never saw any of the others.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 14 January 2021 04:18 (one week ago) link

legit surprised to see the love for Go here, havent seen it since it came out and my memory of it just blends in with all the other post Pulp Fiction backwash like The Big Hit or 2 Days in the Valley etc - I'll have to give it a rewatch, yall got me curious now

Remembering now that I totally bought the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy cd after seeing Swingers. I promise to never make fun of ILXors who bought the Big & Rich album ever again

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Thursday, 14 January 2021 13:29 (one week ago) link

I was def in your Go boat, u will be edified by a repeat viewing.

Looks like I'm gonna be the filling in a missile sandwich! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 14 January 2021 13:42 (one week ago) link

I think Go was the first time I'd seen Timothy Olyphant in anything

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 January 2021 14:10 (one week ago) link

The abrupt shift from possible swingers to MLM pitch in Go was so freaky.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:14 (one week ago) link

that's a great moment. he was good at milking the comedic value of the unexpected twist - see also Vince Vaughn flirting in the diner in Swingers.

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Thursday, 14 January 2021 21:15 (one week ago) link

i rewatched go recently and would dispute the idea that it holds up well

na (NA), Thursday, 14 January 2021 21:21 (one week ago) link

it isn't awful but it's so heavy on the late '90s cynicism-poisoned violence and was more humorless than i remembered

na (NA), Thursday, 14 January 2021 21:22 (one week ago) link

I won't dispute the 90's cynicism and post-Tarantino violence, but it is not humorless.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Friday, 15 January 2021 00:17 (one week ago) link

Literally the only thing I remember from it is a scene where someone on drugs is imagining that a cat is telepathically talking to them, conveyed via subtitles, which I’ll admit is a funny gag that has stuck with me

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Friday, 15 January 2021 00:20 (one week ago) link

Yeah, like all this terrible stuff happens, but it's basically a happy ever after ending in the scheme of things.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Friday, 15 January 2021 00:42 (one week ago) link

I keep reaching for Go, when going through my pile of DVDs during lockdown, but remembering

a) the sexy/not sexy bug search to Massive Attack's Angel

b) the selling of dud pills to parking lot noobs with "these are the kind of pills you need to do alot of weed to really enjoy"

and my hand is stayed..

would poll against Hackers, but I feel Hackers has gone through some weird reappraisal recently which means it will walk it.

my opinionation (Hamildan), Friday, 15 January 2021 10:21 (one week ago) link

i didn't say it was humorless, i said it was more humorless than i remembered

na (NA), Friday, 15 January 2021 14:18 (one week ago) link


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