ReelViews for 'Drama/Thriller' movies
The honesty with which Jewison and his cast address issues of race and bigotry gives the movie more power than the underlying crime story would suggest.
"Destroyer" keeps the tone dark, eschewing anything resembling a traditional crime story and allowing Nicole Kidman's performance to take front stage.
With so much material crammed into a 110-minute motion picture, it feels rushed and unfinished.
The story is surprisingly unfocused and plunges into quasi-thriller territory that relies on a series of hard-to-swallow contrivances.
Despite an interesting premise, it fails to deliver much beyond a gradual descent into disinterest and watch-checking.
Although not the definitive Watergate movie, it illustrates an aspect that has not been given ample attention by filmmakers.
"Detroit" functions as much as a dramatization of things that happened as a cautionary tale of where we could be headed.
This film’s tone is so inconsistent as to cause whiplash and it frequently substitutes emotional manipulation for intelligence.