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.
As beguiling as it is frustrating, with a fascination for the visual style compensating for a difficult-to-navigate storyline.
The strength of the stylistic elements and Robbie’s performance aren’t sufficient to overcome the deficiencies of an initially derivative and ultimately off-kilter narrative.
More often than not, "Tully" comes across as a group of relatable characters marooned in a story with nowhere to go.
For anyone who cares about the things that make horror worthwhile, "Truth or Dare" isn’t just a misfire, it’s a travesty.