Possibly the most faithful adaptation of a video game to-date but faithfulness to the source material doesn’t always result in the best cinematic experience.
Part romantic-comedy and part coming-of-age story, this is an upbeat, uplifting, and teen-friendly crowd-pleaser.
The screenplay doesn’t rise to the level of the behind-the-camera craftmanship or the acting.
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A recognition that historical politics can be just as bizarre and absurd as the modern flavor.
Saddled with an unevenly paced screenplay and overly reliant on generic CGI, "A Wrinkle in Time" fails to convey the magic of the book.
"Gringo" is messy and at times incoherent, filled with pointless subplots and confounding “twists.”
This dark twist on the female coming-of-age story is worth seeing as much for its subdued thriller aspects as for its warped sense of humor.
The muddling of historical fiction with the Grand Guignol is an uneven mix that never fully gels.
In many ways a throwback, which would be okay if there wasn’t already an okay version of the same story kicking around from the 1970s .
U.S. Release Date: 2018-03-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity)
Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, Ciaran Hinds, Joely Richardson, Bill Camp, Jeremy Irons
A deliciously perverse, unflinchingly violent espionage thriller that breaks with the tradition of making the spy business the purview of suave characters.