A lackluster, hard-to-swallow police procedural with soap opera-ish subplots and flat characters.
Writer/director Jacob Estes has come to the project with a clever concept but his execution is weak, contradictory, and confusing.
U.S. Release Date: 2019-06-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: Simon Kinberg
Cast: James McAvoy, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Alexandra Shipp, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender, Jessica Chastain
Suffers from a massive narrative condensation that not only mutes the film’s emotional impact but creates an erratic tone.
The creative muscles flexed by Burton have allowed this version to exist as more than just a fancy live-action retread.
A glimpse of The Zombie Apocalypse according to hipster director Jim Jarmusch and actor Bill Murray (with all that entails).
U.S. Release Date: 2019-09-20
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Director: Michael Engler
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Laura Carmichael, Allen Leech, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan, Robert James-Collier, Sophie McShera, Penelope Wilton, Imelda Staunton, Tuppence Middleton
A plot-lite opportunity for fans of the long-running TV series to reconnect with old friends and see what they’ve been up to.
It unquestionably touches the funny bone but, in doing so, reminds us of some truths we’d rather ignore.
A solid re-examination of a bygone era and genre with a strong performance of a character worthy of biopic treatment.
Reasonably faithful to the source material while at the same time existing as a direct sequel to Kubrick’s adaptation.