During the final half hour, everything compelling about this low-budget thriller collapses in a miasma of idiocy.
Mired in clichés with a narrative constrained by a bland and generic structure.
Targeted at prepubescent girls, the holiday-themed fantasy adventure drowns in CGI, underdeveloped characters, and a plot utterly devoid of energy and excitement.
To the extent that "Venom" works, it’s as a comedy not an action/adventure superhero film.
While there are a few moments in the movie that can be said to be Moore at his best, the production as a whole may be Moore at his worst.
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.
Exemplifies the lackluster result of exhuming played-out franchises that are better left buried.
Unfortunately, a worthy message doesn’t necessarily equate to a good movie and, in this case, the inequality is evident.
Although intended as escapist fun, there’s nothing “fun” about sitting through this 100-minute exercise in robotic butchery.
A tonal mess and its inconsistencies make it a frustrating viewing experience.