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.
A well-paced science fiction action thriller with elements of drama, whimsy, and a strong inter-species buddy movie element.
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Content)
Director: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Cast: Tim Blake Nelson, Tyne Daly, Saul Rubinek, Brendan Gleeson, Jonjo O’Neill, Grainger Hines, Zoe Kazan, Bill Heck, Tom Waits, Henry Melling, Liam Neeson, Stephen Root, James Franco, Chelcie Ross
Strikes an effective balance between satire and homage and mines the most common ore of the old-time Westerns.
Reports about what goes on behind the closed doors of Conversion Therapy camps have been in the press for years and the film’s vivid presentation engages the viewer on a visceral level.
What saves "Bohemian Rhapsody" from being an historically inaccurate train wreck is the strength of the musical sequences, which are electric.
Despite featuring strong performances and containing some individually potent scenes, the film’s style keeps the viewer at arm’s length.
Has problems beyond its inability to stick the ending but that’s the one that ultimately sinks it.
While its grandiose visuals remain impressive and the chariot race has lost none of its energy and excitement, "Ben-Hur" is overlong and bloated.
Worth seeing simply because it’s different - not weird, off-the-wall different, but different in a good way.