ReelViews for movies starring 'Oscar Isaac'
Although the movie’s strength occurs early in the proceedings, it tells a story worth being told.
Garland’s unwillingness to compromise has resulted in a film whose ideas and philosophy demand thought and dissection and are not easily dismissed or forgotten.
Standout, signature scenes make for moments of great viewing power but can’t hide the flaws of an untidy, overlong story.
A tonal disaster – an awkward and ineffective attempt to blend dark comedy with social commentary.
Although at times overwrought and overtly manipulative, the film as a whole is like a kick to the gut.
It should satisfy fans - both die-hard and casual - but there’s nothing special about this production and many will (rightly) see it as “just another comic book movie.”
A solid space opera spectacle with enough nostalgia to overpower even the most hard-hearted child of the ‘70s and ‘80s but it relies a little too much on recycling old plot elements.
This is a cautionary tale about where technology could be leading and its low-key, claustrophobic approach lends an immediacy that many bigger, grander spectacles lack.