A mediocre remake of a mediocre original – not exactly must-see cinema. "Flatliners" is dead on arrival.
Whatever small pleasures it may offer are wiped out by the frustrating sense of incompleteness that accompanies the arrival of the end credits.
A superior alternative to the big-name, bloated action films hogging the largest screens in most multiplexes.
U.S. Release Date: 2017-04-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Director: F. Gary Gray
Cast: Vin Diesel, Kristofer Hivju, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Scott Eastwood, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlize Theron, Dwayne Johnson, Helen Mirren
“Dumbing down” was coined for productions like this: big, splashy, testosterone-fueled monstrosities.
A trying 90 minutes for anyone who commits to seeing this failed and unfortunate production.
This is a bad film - at times it’s nigh unwatchable - but that doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things.
Represents two hours well-spent, especially for anyone with a fascination for complex characters.
Brilliantly scripted and powerfully acted and deserves to be seen by all who care about great performances and emotional impact.
"Fantastic Beasts" is an enjoyable stand-alone but its position as the progenitor of a new franchise remains unclear.
A loving tribute in general to "Star Trek" and in particular to the man who gave more than half of his life to Spock.