Although the surface tone is breezy and cheeky, there’s a lot going on beneath the facade.
Stephen King fans can rejoice that Hollywood has done justice to one of the author’s scary books.
"Ingrid Goes West" is part comedy, part tragedy, part horror/thriller, and part social commentary.
Eye-opening and humanizing, this is as atypical an animated feature as one is likely to find washing ashore in the United States.
Doesn’t compromise and for those who love a grittier, less audience-friendly flavor of horror, it’s a must-see.
Watchable but by no means worth the money and effort necessary to see it theatrically.
Younger kids will have fun with the movie. Adults - well, that’s another story.
Made for those who prize acting, slow-burn suspense, and narrative over the usual loud, empty summertime fare.
U.S. Release Date: 2016-06-24
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Jessie T. Usher, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, William Fichtner, Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg
This is a clear example of a story being thrown together to serve the special effects, not the other way around.
As a way to bridge the gap between the Thanksgiving releases and the Biggest Movie Event of 2015, it’s a solid option.