U.S. Release Date: 2020-10-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Drugs)
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong, Alex Sharp, John Carroll Lynch, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Noah Robbins, Danny Flaherty, Mark Rylance, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Frank Langella, Michael Keaton, Ben Shenkman, J.C. MacKenzie
The movie is both important in what it’s saying about freedom and democracy and enjoyable in its presentation of those themes.
Under ordinary circumstances, it would have been among a select group of “must see” releases during the summer of 2020. As things have turned out, it may be the only one.
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Although missing opportunities to present a memorable production, this doesn’t demand much from its audience and, in the process, delivers something unsettling.
"Juvenile" is too sophisticated a word to describe this dumber-than-dumb, unfunnier-than-unfunny comedy.
First-time director Radha Blank's infectious sense of energy and passion infuses every frame and gets the viewer through the slow parts.
Revisits familiar themes and ideas from other, earlier films that were presented to far better effect the first time around.
Exemplifies Blumhouse at its worst and it’s not hard to see why this failed Hitchcock wannabe was never released theatrically. Even at the attractive price of “free,” it’s not worth it.
Like so many films that mix genres, in trying to do too much, "Hocus Pocus" succeeds at very little.
This movie will likely go down as the definitive documentary about Herb Alpert and, as such, it’s not a bad way to be remembered.