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.
For anyone who cares about the things that make horror worthwhile, "Truth or Dare" isn’t just a misfire, it’s a travesty.
More often than not, "Tully" comes across as a group of relatable characters marooned in a story with nowhere to go.
If the movie’s ending underwhelms, that’s one of the few aspects that disappoints in this edgy, captivating motion picture.
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.
As fresh and side-splitting today as it was when it entered theaters during a much different era.
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.
A perfect example of ‘80s fantasy in every way – targeted toward children, unremarkable, and ultimately disappointing.
Functions as a time machine to take the viewer back to the days of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” while re-introducing the man who functioned as a friend/mentor/father-figure.