A high-concept, low-brow romantic comedy that overstays its welcome and can’t decide whether it wants to buy into or satirize the European singing contest.
The comedy offers a gentle reminder that it’s people not slogans that form the spinal cord of America’s democracy.
In the realm of throwaway horror flicks, there’s a place for "You Should Have Left" but it doesn’t deliver enough to warrant being labeled as more.
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Not a bad high-concept thriller but, as is often the case with movies hampered by undercooked storylines, something better could have resulted from the same basic plot points.
U.S. Release Date: 2020-06-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, )
Director: Spike Lee
Cast: Delroy Lindo, Jean Reno, Johnny Nguyen, Jasper Paakkonen, Paul Walter Hauser, Mélanie Thierry, Chadwick Boseman, Jonathan Majors, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Norm Lewis, Clarke Peters, Le Y Lan
This is a work of passion and anger and it conveys points in the subtext that provoke an emotional and intellectual response.
Offers a few standout moments set adrift in a sea of underdeveloped characters, incomplete backstory elements, and abbreviated world building.
The result is familiar Apatow: simultaneously funny and touching with elements of pathos to go along with the raunchiness.
A brand of exploitation that feels surprisingly fresh considering how many tropes it recycles.
Works not because of anything surprising in the story but because the filmmakers have paid such attention to the way in which it is crafted that it unfolds effortlessly and with great panache.
Plays well on the small screen because the essence of the film – an exploration of characters and their relationships – remains unchanged.