Between the solid beginning and the great ending, there’s a long, unremarkable stretch enlivened only by the efforts of the actors and the lens of the cinematographer.
A forgettable merging of a fish-out-of-water story with a cross-cultural romance, this musical lacks personality.
There are moments of pathos and deft comedy but, overall, "Before We Vanish" is overlong, poorly paced, and scattershot.
Although a little too long, this bottled adrenaline delivers the kind of jolt that will excite action/samurai fans.
A plot-by-numbers sit-com movie that tries hard (perhaps too hard) to reproduce the elements that made its predecessor successful.
Has moments of emotional resonance but the overall experience feels flat and familiar.
Despite the "Deliverance" vibe that permeates the production, "Blood Money" delivers a bit more.
Science fiction that rivets the attention, excites the imagination, and engages the mind.
Disappointingly shallow and superficial, recreating events from an earlier era as the Hollywood of today would like them to be remembered.
The movie may be marketed to art house audiences but it has something to say to (and about) us all.