A lackluster, hard-to-swallow police procedural with soap opera-ish subplots and flat characters.
This isn’t a movie, it’s a cog in a multibillion-dollar media empire, a soulless feature-length example of product placement at its most blatant.
The framing of characters is black-and-white and the far-too-pat ending offers an unearned resolution.
This example of prepackaged horror is so by-the-numbers that even the jump-scares don’t cause much of a jump.
If it wasn’t for the charisma and screen presence of 13-year old Marsai Martin, "Little" would be damn near unwatchable.
Despite being blessed with well-designed period sets and top-tier acting, this collaboration between writer Julian Fellowes and director Michael Engler is dramatically inert.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-06-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Torture, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Director: Rupert Wyatt
A weird cross between "District 9" and "The Battle of Algiers" that doesn’t do either of those apparent inspirations justice.
A passable way to throw away 100 minutes if you’re willing to turn off your brain and pretend it’s making sense.
Wastes its premise while offering little more than a sparkling Henson performance to distract us from the underwritten screenplay.