A nicely twisty thriller replete with Hitchcockian elements that is spoiled by the string of thriller clichés resulting in a lackluster ending.
The strength of the stylistic elements and Robbie’s performance aren’t sufficient to overcome the deficiencies of an initially derivative and ultimately off-kilter narrative.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-08-28
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, DIsturbing Images, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Director: Leigh Whannell
Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Hardie, Betty Gabriel, Richard Cawthorne, Harrison Gilbertson, Melanie Vallejo, Simon Maiden
Like all B-movies, this one provides moments of visceral satisfaction while ignoring nuance and (at times) logic.
Poorly constructed endings can leave an unpleasant aftertaste even for movies that are otherwise mostly solid. That’s the case here.
With its lazy, somnambulant pace and endless stream of cameos, "Around the World in 80 Days" seems to be unfolding in real time (although it boasts stunning visuals).
A perfect example of ‘80s fantasy in every way – targeted toward children, unremarkable, and ultimately disappointing.
Like nearly all unnecessary sequels, it’s the wedding of “bigger is better” with “more of the same.”
A-level special effects can’t elevate "Rampage" above its B-grade aspirations.
Starts strongly but the qualities that make the first 20 minutes harrowing drain away and the movie morphs into an unsatisfying excursion into fantasy-tinged horror.