McCarthy plays it straight, allowing her talent as an actress – often hidden under the dreck for which she draws big paychecks – to shine through.
A superficially entertaining science-fiction action/adventure film that might have worked better had it focused more on the “science fiction” elements and less on the “action/adventure” ones.
The performances of Charlene deGuzman and co-star John Hawkes keep the viewer engaged as the screenplay touches all the expected bases.
Targeted at prepubescent girls, the holiday-themed fantasy adventure drowns in CGI, underdeveloped characters, and a plot utterly devoid of energy and excitement.
What saves "Bohemian Rhapsody" from being an historically inaccurate train wreck is the strength of the musical sequences, which are electric.
Plays out with as much (or more) suspense than any conventional thriller as the cameras capture every step of the treacherous ascent.
Deserves the derision and disdain it will receive from mainstream movie-goers nationwide.
Often preposterous, occasionally idiotic, and always compulsively watchable.
Bleak and gripping, "Galveston" offers a compelling experience for those who don’t demand pure escapism and are willing to sample the darker side of cinema.
Despite featuring strong performances and containing some individually potent scenes, the film’s style keeps the viewer at arm’s length.