Because the movie never loses its focus and allows Ruth Westheimer’s charisma to remain front-and-center, this is an effective and sometimes surprising mini-biography.
U.S. Release Date: 2019-04-26
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Bradley Cooper, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin, Karen Gillan, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Don Cheadle
A worthy conclusion to the Infinity War duology that provides a satisfying end to the First Avengers Era.
A curiosity for history buffs and those who enjoy middling period piece melodramas.
Despite offering a riveting, high-energy origin story, "Alita" lacks a genuine ending and this leaves the narrative frustratingly unfinished.
Offers a mix of honesty and artifice - some scenes simmer with truth; others are too obviously the construct of a screenplay.