Although "Terms of Endearment" may be a passable way to spend a couple of hours, to label it as the Best Picture of 1983 (or any year) is a miscarriage.
Feels like an echo of "T2," doing many of the same things and offering similar narrative perturbations but without the verve of the earlier movie.
"Tokyo Story" is as much a journey of discovery as it is an opportunity to reflect. The characters populating this film aren’t strangers. They are our parents, our children, ourselves.
A respectable afterthought sequel that is paradoxically welcome and unnecessary.
More like the dramatization of an Encyclopedia Britannica entry than a fully rendered movie, "Tolkien" loses sight of the character.
The framing of characters is black-and-white and the far-too-pat ending offers an unearned resolution.
An unconventional heist film in which a majority of the action occurs after the loot has been liberated, it features well-staged action scenes that ooze tension.
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Violence)
Director: Tony Richardson
Cast: Albert Finney, Joan Greenwood, Julian Glover, Edith Evans, David Warner, Joyce Redman, Hugh Griffith, George Devine, Susannah York, Micheal Mac Liammoir
Has retained the ability to make viewers laugh at the screwball antics of its characters and remains a breezy, enjoyable romp.
A superficially entertaining science-fiction action/adventure film that might have worked better had it focused more on the “science fiction” elements and less on the “action/adventure” ones.
Falls prey to two common problems: (1) predictable, uninspired humor, and (2) inept attempts to inject drama into the proceedings during the last act.