A decade from now, Wheatley’s "Rebecca" will have faded from the memory, entirely eclipsed by Hitchcock’s interpretation.
A tedious, overlong embarrassment that not even Liam Neeson’s craggy countenance can save.
U.S. Release Date: 2020-10-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Drugs)
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Ben Shenkman, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mark Rylance, Danny Flaherty, Noah Robbins, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, John Carroll Lynch, Alex Sharp, Jeremy Strong, Sacha Baron Cohen, J.C. MacKenzie
The movie is both important in what it’s saying about freedom and democracy and enjoyable in its presentation of those themes.
Although missing opportunities to present a memorable production, this doesn’t demand much from its audience and, in the process, delivers something unsettling.
"Juvenile" is too sophisticated a word to describe this dumber-than-dumb, unfunnier-than-unfunny comedy.
First-time director Radha Blank's infectious sense of energy and passion infuses every frame and gets the viewer through the slow parts.
Revisits familiar themes and ideas from other, earlier films that were presented to far better effect the first time around.
Exemplifies Blumhouse at its worst and it’s not hard to see why this failed Hitchcock wannabe was never released theatrically. Even at the attractive price of “free,” it’s not worth it.
Like so many films that mix genres, in trying to do too much, "Hocus Pocus" succeeds at very little.
This movie will likely go down as the definitive documentary about Herb Alpert and, as such, it’s not a bad way to be remembered.