The film’s structure is suspect and its ability to develop a bond between the viewer and the characters is strained.
What happens when a promising premise is betrayed by a dumbed-down, hackneyed screenplay.
The narrative is choppy, the tension is less pervasive than it should be, and there’s no ending.
In "Silence", moments of brilliance punctuate an otherwise sluggish, self-indulgent narrative.
An ephemeral pleasure but a pleasure nonetheless.
"Snowden" could have been an important film. Sadly, unlike its subject, it’s unremarkable and easily forgotten.
Although not an Oscar-worthy endeavor, "Sully" proves to be by turns engaging, exhilarating, and nail-biting.
U.S. Release Date: 2016-08-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: David Ayer
Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevigne, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Karen Fukuhara, Ben Affleck
Gets props for kinetic energy and a couple of bravura performances but pretty much everything else is either mediocre or substandard.
"Star Trek Beyond" is a Star Trek movie, although not an especially good one.
An entertaining but inconsequential animated movie with a strong "Toy Story" influence.