U.S. Release Date: 2022-05-27
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Intense Action)
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Cast: Tom Cruise, Jean Louisa Kelly, Glen Powell, Danny Ramirez, Jay Ellis, Lewis Pullman, Monica Barbaro, Charles Parnell, Jon Hamm, Bashir Salahuddin, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Ed Harris
Although relying on some of the alchemy that made the formula successful in 1986, the film’s awareness of cultural shifts makes for a more complete cinematic experience.
An intimate story of tragedy and reconnection that is no less riveting than the terrain where it transpires.
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U.S. Release Date: 2022-05-20
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Director: Simon Curtis
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Dominic West, Allen Leech, Hugh Dancy, Imelda Staunton, Penelope Wilton, Phyllis Logan, Jim Carter, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Laura Haddock
For fans, this represents a second opportunity to revisit old friends on the big screen and see what the passage of another year has in store.
About two-thirds of a creepy, unsettling story that comes unglued in the final 30 minutes.
With wooden acting, a plodding storyline, and several cringeworthy changes from the source material, the 2022 version indeed starts a fire – a dumpster fire.
The movie feels like it was assembled from an unready draft even though visually, there’s no denying the film’s strengths.
What initially looks like “just another opportunity for Neeson to kick ass” turns into something less conventional.
More an affectionate homage than an acerbic satire, the movie offers Cage fans an abundance of Easter Eggs.
It plays out as expected without ever being predictable - a bold, uncompromising film that doesn’t self-censor.