The transgressive element is edgy and at times amusing, but it wears thin quickly.
The movie becomes so obsessed with narrative switchbacks that it comes close to straying into self-parody territory.
Seemingly made with the under-10 crowd in mind, the screenplay doesn’t bother to entice or interest any parents who might be in the audience.
If there’s a reason to see the movie, it’s Redford, whose charismatic, mature presence argues that age has done nothing to diminish his ability to command the screen.
Has problems beyond its inability to stick the ending but that’s the one that ultimately sinks it.
A generic espionage/crime thriller; although briskly paced, the plot is far from airtight and demands a deus ex machina to reach its climax.
Intended to be a feel-good extravaganza – one that sweeps aside considerations of logic and intelligence in a tide of exuberance that crests with an emotional high.
A solid follow-up to "The Equalizer" and an effectively understated entry into the 2018 summer movie sweepstakes.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-12-04
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Cast: Tom Cruise, Wes Bentley, Michelle Monaghan, Vanessa Kirby, Angela Bassett, Sean Harris, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Henry Cavill, Alec Baldwin
Proves that this kind of adrenaline-fueled spy thriller isn’t dead – it just needs a strong leading man and an accomplished director.
A compelling film with much to say about subjects like gentrification and race – things it approaches with a mix of wit and seriousness.