Although race is a critical element of the production’s DNA, this is first and foremost the story of a remarkable young woman.
For those who can get past the shaky-cam aspect that infects the cinematography, this is an involving look back in time at one of the most significant human endeavors of the last century.
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.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-01-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Director: David Gordon Green
Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Jefferson Hall, Rhian Rees, Will Patton, Haluk Bilginer, Nick Castle, James Jude Courtney, Andi Matichak, Judy Greer, Toby Huss
This is the sequel "Halloween" fans have been awaiting for four decades as the slow-burn terrors of 1978 reach out across the years to shock and frighten a new generation.
Charming and fully appropriate for viewers of all ages, it re-enforces the idea that animated movies don’t require villains to entertain.
Has problems beyond its inability to stick the ending but that’s the one that ultimately sinks it.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Director: Yann Demange
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rory Cochrane, Brian Tyree Henry, Bruce Dern, Piper Laurie
With so much material crammed into a 110-minute motion picture, it feels rushed and unfinished.
Powerful without being overbearing, emphasizing the nonsensical aspects of war without dragging the viewer into the trenches and burying him/her in mud.
The movie becomes so obsessed with narrative switchbacks that it comes close to straying into self-parody territory.
Exemplifies the lackluster result of exhuming played-out franchises that are better left buried.