It’s Agatha Christie crossed with "Euphoria," and mostly works as both a slasher murder mystery and a drug/alcohol-fueled Gen Z soap opera.
Ponsoldt taps into nostalgia as the jumping-off point for a movie that ultimately goes nowhere, with underdeveloped characters whose stories never gel.
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U.S. Release Date: 2022-08-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Director: David Leitch
Cast: Brad Pitt, Zazie Beetz, Sandra Bullock, Michael Shannon, Hiroyuki Sanada, Andrew Koji, Brian Tyree Henry, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Joey King, Benito A Martinez Ocasio
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.
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.