Makes a conscious decision to address a subject that not many family films would touch with a ten-foot pole…then bungles the implications and the message.
Lackluster and restrained, it employs a dull story to present a message about the importance of diversity and the evils of assimilation.
"Mary" is more mediocre than bad but there’s nothing here to catch the attention of anyone serious about their horror.
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Can’t make up its mind whether it wants to be a popcorn thriller or something with an existential bent, and isn't fully satisfying as either.
Soderbergh uses this as an opportunity to educate as much as entertain, but there are times when the scattershot approach is more frustrating than fulfilling.
Although it may be difficult to “like” this film in a conventional sense, it offers a powerful and unforgettable experience that few will find easy to shake.
It unquestionably touches the funny bone but, in doing so, reminds us of some truths we’d rather ignore.
It’s an all-in performance, with Zellweger doing more than merely mimicking Garland.
With its grim tone and sickening content, this gruesome gore-fest is an unwatchable piece of excrement.
The autumn movie season has a history of hosting impressive, thought-based science fiction movies. To that list add "Ad Astra," a film that uses space exploration as a means to look inward at the essence of humanity.