To those with even a limited exposure to Peanuts over the years, this will feel like a homecoming.
For the filmmakers, one tone-deaf mistake at the end doesn’t undo this compelling behind-the-scenes peek at how buffoons get elected and men of substance become political roadkill.
"Room" is honest and challenging but it’s more uplifting than one might expect from a film with such a horrific backstory.
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From a historical perspective, "Suffragette" is riddled with inaccuracies, but that's less of a problem than its questionable dramatic arc.
The film lacks the quality one expects from a late October/Oscar Season release, feeling instead more like a worthy contender for January/February distribution.
Despite several high octane action sequences, this movie feels orphaned and works considerably better when viewed as part of a greater epic than as a stand-alone production.
The film, which captures the feel if not the full charm of the written stories, comes across as an autopilot low-scare monster movie targeted at 7 and 8-year olds.
Neither as imaginative nor as satisfying a journey into the realms of the strange and supernatural as some of the director’s more memorable outings.
"Steve Jobs" doesn’t so much tear down the myth of the man as reshape it into something more volatile.
Although the workmanlike production is solidly engaging, it falls short of the loftiest expectations.