With a running length of two hours, it's hard to cite this movie's limited charm as a sufficient reason for enduring all the self-indulgent bloat.
"Everest" is a different animal from a garden-variety disaster movie. Although some of the beats are the same, the symphony is darker and more haunting.
U.S. Release Date: 2015-09-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Wes Ball
Cast: Dylan O'Brien, Lili Taylor, Barry Pepper, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Rosa Salazar, Jacob Lofland, Ki Hong Lee, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Patricia Clarkson
With minimal plot development and far too much running around in dark corridors, "The Scorch Trials" has a poor story:filler ratio.
Johnny Depp brings Whitey Bulger to life with force and flair that allow us to forgive the movie's narrative shortcomings.
Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan is his own worst enemy in the choices he makes bringing "The Visit" to the screen.
"A Walk in the Woods" is pleasant but inconsequential, a passing diversion rather than a worthy cinematic destination.
The musical sequences throb with energy and this allows "We Are Your Friends" to maintain its trajectory when its momentum flags.
When film-goers speak of New York-based indies as having become insular and pretentious, "Mistress America" is an example of what they're referring to.
"No Escape" is a throwback to an era when thriller were defined by suspense and tension rather than overblown action and special effects-enhanced stunts.
More like an unnecessary retread than an organic extension of the original.