Takes a hard look at the system of racial inequality that defined this era and reminds viewers of the price for surrendering to our base instincts.
It starts with a bang, ends with a bang, and those scenes bookend some solid character moments and tense, atmospheric filmmaking.
Succeeds in assembling the title team and getting the internal dynamic right but fails in crafting a memorable or imposing villain.
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- Jun 20th 2017 | The Patreon Plot
There are worse ways to get some cheap laughs and the warm, fuzzy feeling that comes with any rendition of “kumbaya.”
A little like "The Purge" in an office building with the best moments coming in the early-going.
Branagh’s workmanlike interpretation will be met with different reactions from those who are familiar with the ending and those who aren’t.
Highlighted by an awards-worthy performance by Saoirse Ronan and structured around a light, witty script, the movie delivers a coming-of-age snapshot.
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about "Novitiate" is the even-handedness with which it treats religion in general and 1960s Catholicism in particular.
Although a little too long, this bottled adrenaline delivers the kind of jolt that will excite action/samurai fans.