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.
Many aspects of the production are dated, but the movie has become embedded into the childhood experiences of many Generation X’ers.
As a franchise and a brand, Peanuts undoubtedly has value, but this particular chapter is hermetically sealed in the 1970s.
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.
The visual storytelling allows us to disconnect from our modern-day reality and enter an historical period that is as different from our own as the black-and-white is from color.
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.
Not a lot happens during the course of "The Witches" and that’s part of the problem.
Offers a few standout moments set adrift in a sea of underdeveloped characters, incomplete backstory elements, and abbreviated world building.