U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-09-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: Simon Kinberg
Cast: James McAvoy, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Alexandra Shipp, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender, Jessica Chastain
Suffers from a massive narrative condensation that not only mutes the film’s emotional impact but creates an erratic tone.
A glimpse of The Zombie Apocalypse according to hipster director Jim Jarmusch and actor Bill Murray (with all that entails).
A lackluster, hard-to-swallow police procedural with soap opera-ish subplots and flat characters.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-08-27
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Mayhem, Destruction, Profanity)
Director: Michael Dougherty
Cast: Kyle Chandler, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, Sally Hawkins, Bradley Whitford, Zhang Ziyi, Ken Watanabe, Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, David Strathairn
An overlong, loud spectacle that owes as much to Transformers as kaiju.
A pointless retread with nothing to recommend it beyond Ian McShane’s commanding presence.
The problem with "The Intruder," as with its antecedents, is a combination of narrative predictability and character stupidity.
There’s a point at which the “more of the same” mantra changes to “been there, done that.”
Contains all the elements of good, deep drama; believable acting and strong, down-to-earth writing allow the characters’ relationships to come to the fore.
Even though Talbot opts for a quasi-humorous approach to the subject matter, the comedic edge can’t hide an underlying sadness about what this all means.
If it wasn’t for the charisma and screen presence of 13-year old Marsai Martin, "Little" would be damn near unwatchable.