With the exception of a few slow spots, this "Braveheart" quasi-sequel flows briskly and is one of the better “Netflix originals” the service has provided.
If there’s a reason to see the movie, it’s Redford, whose charismatic, mature presence argues that age has done nothing to diminish his ability to command the screen.
Mixes factual elements with a few “Hollywood touches” to provide a compelling thriller.
An alien invasion film that makes "Independence Day" look smart.
An offbeat and strangely engaging motion picture, "Once Upon a Time, Cinema" is worth a look for those with an interest in the history of Iranian cinema.
A poorly-designed heist leads to a surprisingly lackluster experience, unless you’re on hand primarily for the fun of seeing eight talented actresses interacting.
Invested in audiences buying these two as a mismatched couple but the lack of a connection between Faris and Derbez makes it an unwise venture.
Compensates for narrative hiccups by offering an effective performance by Ben Kingsley and a story that goes to places many similar films would avoid.
Although probably a little too long, the film succeeds in being both emotionally forceful and dramatically satisfying.
As far as it goes, the first film is an enjoyable space opera but, as a stand-alone, it doesn’t work.