Director John Carney infuses the familiar framework of the “coming of age” story with songs and whimsy and a touch of romance.
U.S. Release Date: 2017-12-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Rian Johnson
Cast: Mark Hamill, Benicio Del Toro, Kelly Marie Tran, Anthony Daniels, Billie Lourd, Laura Dern, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Andy Serkis
Standout, signature scenes make for moments of great viewing power but can’t hide the flaws of an untidy, overlong story.
An adult fairy tale that encourages the same emotional responses often engendered by such simple, heartfelt stories.
It starts with a bang, ends with a bang, and those scenes bookend some solid character moments and tense, atmospheric filmmaking.
A perfect time capsule that gives a real sense of what it was like to breathe the air of a recognizable yet wholly different New York City.
A tonal disaster – an awkward and ineffective attempt to blend dark comedy with social commentary.
The interminable setup and unfocused ending bookend an otherwise engaging experience.
One of the most shockingly awful wastes of talent imaginable.
Its challenging content and well-crafted visuals more than counterbalance any narrative unevenness.
An inspirational story based on a true event with long-shot Oscar aspirations.