ReelViews for 'SCIENCE FICTION' movies
Re-released for its 40th Anniversary: "Close Encounters" is the complete package, and it shines as brightly in its latest iteration as it did in its first.
A kluge of bad science and worse science fiction clichés, it tries to be atmospheric and scary but succeeds only at being frustrating and tedious.
As a race-against-time, Jason Bourne-inspired adrenaline cocktail, "Criminal" offers a couple of hours of popcorn-munching entertainment.
Its greater ambitions don’t make it a better movie - just a longer and more pretentious one.