If you’re in high school (or have ever gone through the experience), you’ll laugh quite a bit, wince more than once, and relate from start to finish.
There’s a point at which the “more of the same” mantra changes to “been there, done that.”
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Although devoid of sophistication, the frothy love story may win over viewers who are predisposed to enjoy this sort of entertainment.
Presumably, director Wayne Roberts wants to say something profound but the message is muddled and the means by which it is presented are confused.
More like the dramatization of an Encyclopedia Britannica entry than a fully rendered movie, "Tolkien" loses sight of the character.
This isn’t a movie, it’s a cog in a multibillion-dollar media empire, a soulless feature-length example of product placement at its most blatant.
The framing of characters is black-and-white and the far-too-pat ending offers an unearned resolution.
Because the movie never loses its focus and allows Ruth Westheimer’s charisma to remain front-and-center, this is an effective and sometimes surprising mini-biography.
The problem with "The Intruder," as with its antecedents, is a combination of narrative predictability and character stupidity.