Fans of the Simon Pegg/Edgar Wright collaborations may find the material to be engaging but there is little to convince contemporary viewers that this is a forgotten gem.
U.S. Release Date: 2024-03-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Timothee Chalamet, Charlotte Rampling, Stellan Skarsgård, Lea Seydoux, Christopher Walken, Dave Bautista, Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Anya Taylor-Joy
A spectacle to behold with an underlying arc that makes it more satisfying than a 2 1/2-hour bite of eye candy.
Feels like a failed attempt to infuse the Coen Brothers’ wry aesthetic into a B-movie tableau.
In the 21st century, this is a throw-away but what it offered at the time of its release was substantial.
It is never a good sign when any documentary elements of a bio-pic are more arresting than the dramatized portions.
"Madame Web" is another example of a comic book movie no one was clamoring for.
"Lisa Frankenstein" is a bad Tim Burton movie with two unlikable main characters.
Issues about the current relevance of the dialogue aside, the presentation offers a clinic in the importance of the non-verbal aspects of filmmaking.
All the pleasure hinted at by the trailer is illusory. This is the month when Hollywood jettisons its refuse and this particular sampling belongs buried deep in a landfill.
Viewed in 1984, "Blame it on Rio" was a bad movie. Viewed forty years later, the badness is overlaid by a strong creepiness factor.