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, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Jonathan Majors, Chadwick Boseman, Mélanie Thierry, Paul Walter Hauser, Jasper Paakkonen, Johnny Nguyen, Jean Reno, 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.
The result is familiar Apatow: simultaneously funny and touching with elements of pathos to go along with the raunchiness.
A brand of exploitation that feels surprisingly fresh considering how many tropes it recycles.
More often frustrating than successful, this is a generic neo-noir buddy cop movie that misses too many opportunities to do anything different.