There are no real characters here, just quickly sketched stick figures in too-tight costumes that deliver a few solid laughs but not much more.
The movie doesn’t do anything well and it’s an open question why anyone would pay money to see a reworking of a premise that offers so little.
The biggest crime of "The Spy Who Dumped Me" isn’t its dearth of humor or reliance on an unimaginative espionage plot but the way it wastes the talents of its leads.
U.S. Release Date: 2018-07-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Scenes of Peril)
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, McKenna Roberts, Byron Mann, Hannah Quinlivan, Chin Han, Noah Taylor, Pablo Schreiber, Roland Moller, Neve Campbell, Noah Cottrell
A simple story with lots of visual pizzazz and little in the way of complexity or intelligence is a great way to lure viewers of all nationalities into theaters.
This superficial and lightweight approach might make for adequate TV viewing but it functions more as a clumsy tease than a satisfying motion picture.
The prioritization of highlighting moments of "Star Wars" lore over telling a compelling story makes "Solo" feel overlong and anticlimactic.
This more-dumb-than-funny stoner comedy has its moments, although not nearly enough of them.
What happens when a promising premise is betrayed by a dumbed-down, hackneyed screenplay.
U.S. Release Date: 2016-08-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: David Ayer
Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevigne, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Karen Fukuhara, Ben Affleck
Gets props for kinetic energy and a couple of bravura performances but pretty much everything else is either mediocre or substandard.
U.S. Release Date: 1983-05-25
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Richard Marquand
Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Frank Oz (voice), Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones (voice)
A case can be made that "Return of the Jedi" is the worst installment of the entire Lucas-helmed "Star Wars" series.