There’s a time and a place for mayhem, and that’s essentially what "Bullet Train" is: two hours of fights, carnage, and witty repartee.
More notable for the performances of Tim Roth, Grace Kaufman, and especially Rebecca Hall than the supernatural elements or the narrative.
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Flawed but fresh, Novak's feature got me to laugh with him and at him while taking the story seriously and becoming involved in its quirks and twists.
It might be fair to argue that Shephard overreaches but there’s something bracing and fresh about throwing caution to the wind the way she does.
Those who see "Nope" might not get exactly what they’re expecting but they may enjoy it anyway.
The filmmakers do a good enough job of crafting exciting moments but the lack of a compelling storyline keeps the movie from attaining escape velocity.
Never ascends to the level that would make it more of an experience than a way to pass a couple of hours.
U.S. Release Date: 2022-07-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Violence, Sexual Assault)
Director: Olivia Newman
Cast: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, David Strathairn, Michael Hyatt, Sterling Macer Jr., Logan Macrae, Garret Dillahunt, Jojo Regina
It's not without flaws but it draws the viewer into its specific time and place and offers an engaging two-hour escape into the life of a memorable individual.
The more familiarity one has with Jane Austen, the more likely the 2022 "Persuasion" is to be seen as an abomination.