The movie becomes so obsessed with narrative switchbacks that it comes close to straying into self-parody territory.
Mad scientists overwhelmed by hubris are nothing new but no iteration of the story has been told in quite this way.
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.
Deserves the derision and disdain it will receive from mainstream movie-goers nationwide.
To the extent that "Venom" works, it’s as a comedy not an action/adventure superhero film.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Director: Yann Demange
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rory Cochrane, Brian Tyree Henry, Bruce Dern, Piper Laurie
With so much material crammed into a 110-minute motion picture, it feels rushed and unfinished.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-02-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Director: Steve McQueen
Cast: Viola Davis, Daniel Kaluuya, Brian Tyree Henry, Robert Duvall, Colin Farrell, Cynthia Erivo, Carrie Coon, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, Liam Neeson
McQueen achieves his aim of using a genre framework to advance serious themes, which makes "Widows" an uncommonly good thriller.
A engaging story anchored by two powerful performances, with Glenn Close being is as ferocious as she has ever been.