Disappointingly shallow and superficial, recreating events from an earlier era as the Hollywood of today would like them to be remembered.
Although not the definitive Watergate movie, it illustrates an aspect that has not been given ample attention by filmmakers.
"American Made" is breezy and fun and makes its points without subjecting the viewer to a browbeating.
Frears hasn’t just made an historical recreation; he has made a movie containing a message with universal implications.
The movie may be marketed to art house audiences but it has something to say to (and about) us all.
An inspirational story based on a true event with long-shot Oscar aspirations.
U.S. Release Date: 2017-09-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Cast: Taron Egerton, Bruce Greenwood, Edward Holcroft, Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Pedro Pascal, Julianne Moore, Hanna Alstrom, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Elton John
Although there are individual moments that snap, crackle, and pop, the production as a whole is bloated and at times even a little tedious.
A 90-second toy commercial is generally innocuous but stretch it out to 90 minutes and it can be a challenge to endure.
"American Assassin" is as generic an espionage thriller as you’re likely to find.
With "mother!", director Darren Aronofsky seems determined to baffle, infuriate, and divide his audience.