An effective recipe that's one-third Bruce Springsteen hagiography, one-third kitschy ‘80s recreation, and one-third feel-good father/son coming together.
Feels drawn-out, like a film school short that has been stretched beyond its natural length.
With its sprawling tapestry and mini-series length, Edward Yang’s 1991 gangster drama deserves the label of "epic" and warrants comparison to Francis Ford Coppola’s "The Godfather."
When the end credits roll, it’s hard to decide whether the most appropriate feeling should be disgust, despair, or despondency.
U.S. Release Date: 2019-05-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Director: Olivia Wilde
Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Skyler Gisondo, Billie Lourd, Molly Gordon, Diana Silvers, Jessica Williams, Victoria Ruesga, Mason Gooding, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Jason Sudeikis
If you’re in high school (or have ever gone through the experience), you’ll laugh quite a bit, wince more than once, and relate from start to finish.
A sincere, urgent look at issues that have since metastasized to create problems that plague contemporary Europe.
Never resorts to the kind of patronizing inspiration that has tripped up more than a few of these well-intentioned productions.
In the universality of its message and the lucidity with which it is presented, "The Battle of Algiers" shows its true power.
The film has stood the test of time remarkably well, seemingly as fresh and relevant today as when it was first released.
By adding cumbersome elements to the narrative, it ultimately detracts from the core human story.