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.
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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.
This lazily-plotted heist comedy may find favor with children while causing more than a few adults to doze off.
U.S. Release Date: 2022-04-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Director: David Yates
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Richard Coyle, Victoria Yeates, William Nadylam, Jessica Williams, Callum Turner, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Madds Mikkelsen, Jude Law, Katherine Waterston
An unnecessary, joyless affair, it plods along offering “canonical” tidbits to fans but very little to casual viewers.
If you prefer sweeping, hyperkinetic camera movements and spastic editing to a coherent narrative, "Ambulance" may be your movie.