The ArchitectLeo Waters (Anthony LaPaglia), the architect of Eden Court project many years ago, is faced with family's crisis when his daughter is in her mid-teens and his son has dropped ou of the college. He also gets troubles with the community activist.Genre: DramaCountry: United StatesDuration: 82 minQuality: HDRelease: 2006IMDb: 5.6
Critic Reviews of "The Architect"
Detroit Free PressDecember 15, 2006
Despite his obvious earnestness, first-time director and cowriter Matt Tauber is ill equipped to mine emotions this complex.
Denver PostDecember 15, 2006
Too many "big" moments are happening to too many people for the movie to feel plausible, and Tauber tries to tie many of those plots together in a way that seems contrived.
Minneapolis Star TribuneDecember 14, 2006
Occasionally a pallid film is salvaged by one wonderful performance. To the extent The Architect will be remembered, it will be for giving a starring role to the exceptional Viola Davis.
Chicago TribuneDecember 14, 2006
Given the fact that The Architect is obviously a work in the tradition of Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams, not to mention Henrik Ibsen, it's disappointing.
AV ClubDecember 08, 2006
The Architect wears its heavy social consciousness like an albatross, and Tauber's plodding, earnest direction does little to wean the material away from its stage roots.
Seattle TimesDecember 08, 2006
Painfully portentous and more solemn than Santa's funeral, The Architect gets this year's prize for the movie most likely to spoil holiday cheer.
Reel Film ReviewsJune 28, 2011
A well-intentioned misfire...
ReelerFebruary 09, 2007
It is frustrating to watch the film blow some respectable capital on indulgence in narrative frippery.
Murphy's Movie ReviewsJanuary 11, 2007
In my opinion, the film tries to cover too much ground. The plot strands don't exactly coalesce into a tight story. Perhaps that was [the director's] intent, but for me something was missing. The cast does yeoman work but I somehow couldn't exactly get ca
DVDTalk.comJanuary 04, 2007
When Tauber finds his focus, The Architect is worth watching. But Tauber rarely finds his focus.
Bullz-Eye.comDecember 30, 2006
It would bear mentioning that nothing winds up being resolved in the film, if it weren't for the fact that there's nothing to resolve.
EURWebDecember 26, 2006
What makes the movie satisfying is the fact that its ethnic tensions are never overtly exacerbated, but rather subtly illustrated simply by the comparison of the decadent malaise of the spoiled-rotten versus the neverending nightmare of the have-nots.
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Actors of "The Architect"
Anthony LaPagliaBirth date: 31 January 1959, Adelaide, South Australia, AustraliaDescription: Anthony LaPaglia was born on January 31, 1959 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. He is an actor and producer, known for Without a Trace (2002), Lantana (2001) and Empire Records (1995). He was previously married to Gia Carides.
Viola DavisBirth date: 11 August 1965, Saint Matthews, South Carolina, USADescription: Actress Viola Davis was born on her grandmother's farm, at the then-Singleton Plantation in St. Matthews, South Carolina. When she was two months old her family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island, where her father, Dan Davis, worked as a horse groomer and trainer. Her mother, Mary Alice (Logan), a maid and factory worker, was also a civil rights activist. Davis was educated at Central Falls High School, where she developed a love of acting. She studied theater at Rhode Island College, and also attended the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City.Davis made her screen debut with a small role as a nurse in 1996's The Substance of Fire (1996). Guest spots followed in various TV shows and films, and in 2000 she won the role of Nurse Lynnette Peeler in City of Angels (2000). In 2001, Davis appeared on Broadway in the play, 'King Hedley II', for which she was awarded a Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Play.Davis has worked with Steven Soderbergh on three projects - Traffic (2000), Solaris (2002) and Syriana (2005). Other projects include Far from Heaven (2002), Antwone Fisher (2002) and Disturbia (2007). In 2008, she played Mrs. Miller in Doubt (2008), for which she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. In 2011, she won critical acclaim for her starring role as Aibileen Clark in the box-office hit The Help (2011).
Isabella RosselliniBirth date: 18 June 1952, Rome, Lazio, ItalyDescription: Isabella Rossellini, the Italian actress and model who has made her home in America since 1979 and holds dual Italian and American citizenship, was born cinema royalty when she made her debut on June 18, 1952 in Rome. She is the daughter of two legends, three-time Oscar-winning Swedish-born actress Ingrid Bergman and neo-realist master Italian director Roberto Rossellini. She was also the third wife of Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese from 1979 to 1982 and the partner of legendary director David Lynch.She made her movie debut in Vincente Minnelli's A Matter of Time (1976), which starred her mother. She then made a couple of Italian pictures and worked as an American correspondent for Italian television network RAI before appearing in Taylor Hackford's Cold War drama White Nights (1985) in 1985. She followed that up with her most memorable role, as the abused chanteuse in Lynch's masterpiece Blue Velvet (1986), she earned an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead. She then went on to win a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her performance as Lisle, the mysterious socialite, forever in her youth in Death Becomes Her (1992). In 1997, she was nominated for an Emmy Award as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for a guest appearance on Chicago Hope (1994).
Hayden PanettiereBirth date: 21 August 1989, Palisades, New York, USADescription: Hayden Leslie Panettiere was born on 21st August 1989 in Palisades, New York, to actress Lesley Vogel and fire department captain Skip Panettiere. Her younger brother is actor Jansen Panettiere. She has Italian, and some English and German, ancestry. Her mother got her started in the business by doing commercials when she was just 11 months old. Then, at only 4 1/2, she was cast on the soap opera One Life to Live (1968), where she remained until 1997. Since then, she has gone on to appear in many feature films and TV movies. But she is probably best known in the United States for her role as "Claire" on the hit TV show, Heroes (2006).As for movies, Hayden starred in Remember the Titans (2000) with Denzel Washington and Joe Somebody (2001) with Tim Allen. When Hayden isn't working, she enjoys singing, dancing, horseback riding, gymnastics, taking piano lessons, and swimming.She has been involved with many animated movies, beginning with A Bug's Life (1998) as "Dot", later to follow was Dinosaur (2000), the video game Kingdom Hearts (2002), and The Mark of Kri (2002). Her next movie is Racing Stripes (2005), a partly animated film, but Hayden will star in the human role; other cast members include the voices of Whoopi Goldberg, Dustin Hoffman, Joshua Jackson and Mandy Moore.In 2003, she joined the likes of Jessica Lange, Tom Wilkinson and Clancy Brown in Jane Anderson's Normal (2003), a film about a Midwestern husband and father who announces his plans to have a sex-change operation. In July of the same year, Hayden appeared in a John Guare play, "Landscape of the Body", for the Williamstown theater festival in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Sebastian StanBirth date: 13 August 1982, Constanta, RomaniaDescription: Sebastian Stan was born on August 13, 1982, in Constanta, Romania. He moved with his mother to Vienna, Austria, when he was eight, and then to New York when he was twelve. Stan studied at Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts and spent a year at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.When he went back to New York he started working in some projects like Law & Order (1990), Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding (2004) and Red Doors (2005). Upon finishing college, he played Martin Waters in The Architect (2006), Chase Collins in The Covenant (2006) and worked in Eric Bogosian's theater play The Talk (2007). Also in 2007, Stan started playing Carter Baizen in Gossip Girl (2007). His following projects were Spread (2009), Kings (2009), Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), and Black Swan (2010). He landed also the role of Bucky Barnes in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). In 2012, Stan worked in several projects: Gone (2012), Political Animals (2012), The Apparition (2012), Once Upon a Time (2011) and the mini series Labyrinth (2012). In 2013, he was in Broadway's Picnic and in 2014 he became The Winter Soldier in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). His recent projects include Ricki and the Flash (2015), The Martian (2015), The Bronze (2015) and Captain America: Civil War (2016).
Paul JamesBirth date: 13 August 1982, Constanta, RomaniaDescription: Paul James is an actor, known for The Path (2016), Greek (2007) and Cry_Wolf (2005).
Serena ReederBirth date: 8 April 1983, Washington, District of Columbia, USADescription: Serena Reeder was born on April 8, 1983 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Serena Olanthe' Reeder. She is an actress and director, known for The Bucket List (2007), Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005) and The Architect (2006).
Walton GogginsBirth date: 10 November 1971, Birmingham, Alabama, USADescription: In the past few years, Walton Goggins has had pivotal roles in films by two of Hollywood's most important auteurs: Quentin Tarantino and Steven Spielberg. His integral role as 'Chris Mannix,' a southern renegade who claims to be the new sheriff of Red Rock in Tarantino's THE HATEFUL EIGHT, marks his second collaboration with the Academy Award-winning writer/director. He previously played slave fight trainer 'Billy Crash' in Tarantino's 2012 DJANGO UNCHAINED. That same year, Goggins also appeared in Steven Spielberg's LINCOLN, where he portrayed Congressman 'Wells A. Hutchins.'Goggins has wrapped principal photography on the feature "The Three Christs of Ypsilanti," in which he plays the role of 'Christ.' The story follows a doctor (Richard Gere) who is treating paranoid schizophrenic patients at the Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, each of whom believe they are Jesus Christ. Jon Avnet directed from a script he wrote with Eric Nazarian, adapted from the biographical novel by Milton Rokeach.He has completed production on a starring role in HISTORY's upcoming "Six," an 8-episode contemporary military action drama from A+E Studios and The Weinstein Company. Inspired by current events, the project is about an elite team of Navy SEALs whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with the terrorists. Goggins will play 'Rip Taggart,' the one-time leader of the SEAL team SIX squad who now patrols an African village to protect its residents from Boko Haram.Goggins stars opposite Danny McBride in the HBO series "Vice Principals." Created by McBride and Jody Hill, who also created "Eastbound & Down," "Vice Principals" is a dark comedy about a high school and the two people who almost run it, the vice principals. McBride and Goggins star as the V.P.'s who are in an epic power struggle, vying for the top spot: to be school principal. The show premiered at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival and won the Episodic Audience Award. Season Two will debut in 2017.For more than a decade, Goggins has been one of the most magnetic and intense actors on television. He received an Emmy® nomination and four Critics Choice Award nominations for his mesmerizing portrayal of 'Boyd Crowder' on FX's Peabody Award-winning Drama series "Justified," which ran for six seasons. Goggins' 'Boyd' was the long-time friend, yet ultimate nemesis to U.S. Marshal 'Raylan Givens' (Timothy Olyphant). Elmore Leonard, executive producer and writer of the short story "Fire in the Hole" on which the show is based, says of 'Boyd,' "There has never been a more poetic bad guy on television in the way that he sees the world." "Justified" completed its sixth and final season this past year.Goggins' critical turn as the complex transgender prostitute 'Venus Van Dam' on the FX drama series "Sons of Anarchy" earned him two Critics Choice Award nominations and helped shed a fresh light on the transgender community. The role reunited Goggins with series creator Kurt Sutter, who was also a writer on "The Shield."He previously garnered much acclaim for his complex and edgy portrayal of 'Detective Shane Vendrell' on FX's gritty, award-winning drama series "The Shield," which ran for seven seasons. He was nominated for a Television Critics Association (TCA) Award in the category of "Individual Achievement in Drama."Goggins' impressive resume includes dozens of films, having worked with the likes of Robert Duvall and Anthony Hopkins. His recent feature credits include such diverse films as AMERICAN ULTRA, G.I. JOE: RISE OF THE COBRA, Robert Rodriguez's PREDATORS and MACHETTE KILLS, Jon Favreau's COWBOYS & ALIENS, and Rod Lurie's STRAW DOGS.He has also taken his turn behind the camera. Goggins' collaborations with his partners at Ginny Mule Pictures include winning an Academy Award® for their 2001 short film, THE ACCOUNTANT, which he produced and starred in. The team produced, directed and starred in their first feature, CHRYSTAL, starring Billy Bob Thornton, which was accepted into the 2005 Sundance Film Festival's Dramatic Competition. For their third collaboration, Goggins produced and starred in the feature RANDY AND THE MOB, which won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2007 Nashville Film Festival.Goggins and his Ginny Mule partners completed their fourth feature, THAT EVENING SUN, starring Hal Holbrook and Goggins. The film made its world premiere at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, TX in March 2009, where it won the Narrative Feature Audience Award and received the Special Jury Award for "Best Ensemble Cast." The film continued winning awards at over 14 film festivals, culminating with the honor of the "Wyatt Award" from the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and two Independent Spirit Award nominations.
Malcolm GoodwinBirth date: 10 November 1971, Birmingham, Alabama, USADescription: Malcolm Goodwin is an actor and producer, known for American Gangster (2007), iZombie (2015) and Leatherheads (2008).
Marsha Stephanie BlakeBirth date: 10 November 1971, Birmingham, Alabama, USADescription: Marsha Stephanie Blake is an actress, known for Getting On (2013), Orange Is the New Black (2013) and Girls (2012).
Lauren HodgesBirth date: 10 November 1971, Birmingham, Alabama, USADescription: Lauren Hodges is known for her work on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), Rubicon (2010) and My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (2002).
Duane McLaughlinBirth date: 10 November 1971, Birmingham, Alabama, USADescription: Duane McLaughlin was born Duane Anthony McLaughlin-Brashear on June 21, 1986, in Manhattan, New York. Raised by a single parent in New York City, he began acting and modeling at the age of 7. As an actor, Duane is known for his roles in television and film, including the Daytime TV Series, As the World Turns (1956), and the Academy Award-nominated film, Far from Heaven (2002). As a model, he has appeared in several campaigns for popular fashion brands such as Ralph Lauren and Gap.
Julius TennonBirth date: 24 December 1953, USADescription: Julius Tennon was born on December 24, 1953 in the USA as Julius William Tennon. He is an actor and producer, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Small Soldiers (1998) and Dazed and Confused (1993). He has been married to Viola Davis since June 23, 2003. They have one child.
Eisa DavisBirth date: 5 May 1971, Berkeley, California, USADescription: Eisa Davis is an award-winning actor, writer, and singer-songwriter working on stage and screen. She is known for her roles as Cynthia Driscoll on House of Cards (2015-16), and as Rae, Bubbles' sister on The Wire (2003, 2008). She also played Irma in the acclaimed rock musical Passing Strange (2009), captured on film by Spike Lee. For her extensive work in the theatre, she has received an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Performance. A Berkeley native and Harvard grad, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for her play Bulrusher (2006), and wrote and starred in Angela's Mixtape (2009), named a best of the year by The New Yorker. She writes for the Netflix series She's Gotta Have It.
James O'TooleBirth date: 5 May 1971, Berkeley, California, USADescription: James O'Toole is an actor, known for The Architect (2006), The Sopranos (1999) and 30 Rock (2006).
David CallBirth date: 5 May 1971, Berkeley, California, USADescription: David Call is an actor and producer, known for Tiny Furniture (2010), James White (2015) and Gabriel (2014).
Constance WuBirth date: 22 March 1982, Richmond, Virginia, USADescription: Constance Wu was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia where she grew up performing in the local community theatre scene. At 16, she moved to New York to study at the famed Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and she's been busy ever since. While in New York, she worked in classical theatre and quickly transitioned to film work. She soon appeared in several Sundance Feature Films including "Stephanie Daley," and "Year of the Fish." In 2010, she moved to Los Angeles where her theatre and film background helped land her a role in another Sundance Feature, "The Sound of My Voice." In 2014, she was cast as Jessica Huang in the ABC comedy series, "Fresh Off the Boat," scheduled to premiere in early 2015. Based on Eddie Huang's memoir, it is set in the 1990s and revolves around a Taiwanese family that moves to suburban Orlando. She enjoys long-distance running, camping, piano, and reading. She currently lives in Silverlake, Los Angeles with her pet bunny Lida Rose.
Nikkole SalterBirth date: 22 March 1982, Richmond, Virginia, USADescription: Nikkole Salter is an actress, known for Pride and Glory (2008), The Architect (2006) and Midnight Club: Los Angeles (2008).
Tijuana RicksBirth date: 19 September 1978, Metairie, Louisiana, USADescription: Tijuana Ricks grew up in LaPlace, Louisiana.Graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a double major in Performing Arts and Psychology and was a member of the sketch comedy troupe, Kaktabulz.Tijuana received her MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama and lives in New York City.
Adrienne D. WilliamsBirth date: 19 September 1978, Metairie, Louisiana, USADescription: Adrienne D Williams is an actress, singer and coach. Her TV/Film credits include Blue Bloods,Law and Order, Sopranos, The Architect,Corn and Tags. Stage credits include, Rose in Fences, Cytemnestra in Iphigenia at Aulis, Goneril in King Lear, Barbara in Life Without Parole and the Housekeeper in Man of La Mancha. Adrienne is represented by Laurie Smith at Smith Talent Group.
Lynda GravattBirth date: 19 September 1978, Metairie, Louisiana, USADescription: Lynda Gravatt is an actress, known for The Bounty Hunter (2010), Delivery Man (2013) and Violet & Daisy (2011).
Alex McCordBirth date: 1 October 1973, Washington, District of Columbia, USADescription: Alex McCord was born on October 1, 1973 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. She is known for her work on The Real Housewives of New York City (2008), The 9th Annual TV Land Awards (2011) and Queen of Beasts (2005). She has been married to Simon van Kempen since May 28, 2000. They have two children.
Chris ChalkBirth date: 1 October 1973, Washington, District of Columbia, USADescription: Chris Chalk was born as Christopher Eugene Chalk. He is known for his work on 12 Years a Slave (2013), Gotham (2014) and Homeland (2011).
Julie CarlsonBirth date: 1 October 1973, Washington, District of Columbia, USADescription: Julie Carlson grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. She attended one of the largest high schools in the country. Despite being quite shy during high school she made numerous friends from varied "cliques". Her personality while among friends however was just the opposite . Julie always had a smile on her face and laughter in her voice. Quick to help others, bright and insightful she was a favorite of students and teachers alike. Her personal favorite of her teachers, a social studies teacher, remembers fondly how she would brighten up the classroom with her sparkling personality. Her junior year she left high school to move to California to pursue her life long dream/love of acting. She has been highly praised for "breakout" performances in her first feature films and is expected to continue her career to increasing acclaim.
J. KingBirth date: 1 October 1973, Washington, District of Columbia, USADescription: J. King is an actor, known for Animal Cops: Philadelphia (2008), The Architect (2006) and The Window (2000).
Directors of "The Architect"
Creators of "The Architect"
David GreigBirth date: 1969, Edinburgh, Scotland, UKDescription: David Greig was born in 1969 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is a writer, known for Vinyan (2008), The Architect (2006) and At the End of the Sentence (...
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