A kluge of bad science and worse science fiction clichés, it tries to be atmospheric and scary but succeeds only at being frustrating and tedious.
Targeted at prepubescent girls, the holiday-themed fantasy adventure drowns in CGI, underdeveloped characters, and a plot utterly devoid of energy and excitement.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-03-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Director: Steven Caple Jr.
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Dolph Lundgren, Florian Munteanu, Russell Hornsby, Phylicia Rashad, Brigitte Nielsen
Mired in clichés with a narrative constrained by a bland and generic structure.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-02-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Paul Michael Glaser
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Erland Van Lidth, Gus Rethwisch, Professor Toru Tanaka, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura, Marvin J. McIntrye, Yaphet Kotto, Maria Conchita Alonso, Richard Dawson, Mick Fleetwood
"The Running Man" wastes a good premise so egregiously that it feels like a desecration.
A mystery/comedy that has been robbed by age of its humor, leaving behind a leaden and tedious sampling of what people found funny in the 1980s.
What saves "Bohemian Rhapsody" from being an historically inaccurate train wreck is the strength of the musical sequences, which are electric.
A generic espionage/crime thriller; although briskly paced, the plot is far from airtight and demands a deus ex machina to reach its climax.
Does an excellent job assembling pieces and preparing viewers for the larger picture but disappoints in its ability to tell a stand-alone story.
Well-made but uneven, "The Front Runner" is a less a film for general movie-goers than for political junkies.
A respectable venture that fails to generate the kind of gripping, compulsively watchable melodrama and adventure needed to keep the audience engaged.