Rush is certainly his showiest work in a long time. Howard has generally been a solid, unobtrustive director who executes pretty much anything you give him with utter competence. (That said, his film of Da Vinci Code exposes the book's central weakness--it's a book that's primarily about people breathlessly explaining things to one another, and while that works quite well on the page, far less so on the screen.)
That's a lot of effort for a director whose best work is B+, at best.
Wellll......I wouldn't say utter competence in a list that includes Backdraft (special effects aside) and Far and Away (a demonstrably bad movie). I blame the DaVinci movies, obviously, on Dan Brown.And I'll maintain to my dying day that Beautiful Mind is a silly mess that wastes a great Jennifer Connelly performance.But yes, I'll agree with your central point but in my mind I think of it as Ron Howard is a generally competent director that brings nothing in particular to a project that's not already there in the script.
No "Night Shift"? Couldn't just throw that in somewhere? It's better than a lot of the movies listed.
Ooh, The Paper. I should rewatch that....
There is no director on earth who can get a better performance out of Clint Howard. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXOtZqsekV8
I have my doubts that Howard actually directed all of Rush. It just didn't feel like him at all.
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Goodness, Jennifer Connelly is hot.