Weird without being off-putting and offers a different kind of experience than most films.
The film works primarily because of its big heart and ability to engage our emotions while not turning off our brains.
Despite having been feted at Cannes 2017, Coppola isn’t working at the level where she once toiled.
Its combination of good pacing and a willingness to tell a story remind us of what summer movies once were.
This film’s tone is so inconsistent as to cause whiplash and it frequently substitutes emotional manipulation for intelligence.
This waterlogged product is an example of lazy writing and direction with a vague hope that perhaps the involvement of The Rock will attract viewers.
This “tale as old as time” wasn’t made to stand the test of time but to satisfy the craving of the moment.
Adopts an oh-so-serious tone and resorts to awkward melodrama to get the point across.
At its best, it feels like an echo of its predecessor. At its worst, it’s unfunny, crass, and uncomfortable (not in a good way).
Harrowing, compelling cinema - perhaps not as wrenching as "12 Years a Slave" but not far removed.