More an affectionate homage than an acerbic satire, the movie offers Cage fans an abundance of Easter Eggs.
A frustrating series of missed opportunities and hokey sci-fi gibberish; the passage of more than forty years hasn’t softened the view.
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. Home Release Date: 2022-06-28
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Director: David Yates
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Madds Mikkelsen, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Alison Sudol, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, William Nadylam, Victoria Yeates, Richard Coyle, 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.
Offers a devil-may-care approach and a deliciously wicked sense of humor, a top-flight performance from Michelle Yeoh, and an emotionally true central theme.
Offers a compelling (if ultimately unremarkable) spy movie that tilts more toward a drama than a conventional action/thriller.
The kind of bland, by-the-numbers origin story that shows comic book movies at their least innovative.
This is first and foremost a thriller/horror movie that trades in tension and suspense both of the slow-boil kind and the more traditional form.