As the credits roll with most of the major plot threads unresolved, the frustration is palpable when one recognizes that there will be no second installment.
The reason to see "Dark Passage" is Bogie and his #1 leading lady, and they don’t disappoint.
Although it’s fair to argue that "The Deer Hunter" contains moments of brilliance, the film as a whole is undone by its length.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-08-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Director: David Leitch
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Julian Dennison, Stefan Kapicic, Karan Soni, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Zazie Beetz, Morena Baccarin, Josh Brolin, Leslie Uggams
Despite lacking the freshness of 2016 feature, the sequel is funny, energetic, and determined not to take itself seriously.
Showing great restraint and refusing to demonize the closed community in which the story transpires, director Sebastian Lelio has tackled the age-old tale of forbidden love and its implications.
Acting and chemistry aren’t enough and the material isn’t strong enough to captivate for the full 90 minutes the way it does during the first 30.
A recognition that historical politics can be just as bizarre and absurd as the modern flavor.
In many ways a throwback, which would be okay if there wasn’t already an okay version of the same story kicking around from the 1970s .
The movie touches on issues of duality and psychology but often uses shock tactics to shake things up.
The movie may not be the second coming of "Heat" but it’s good enough to turn up the temperature to “warm.”