U.S. Release Date: 2019-09-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Content)
Director: John Crowley
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Willa Fitzgerald, Ashleigh Cummings, Aneurin Barnard, Finn Wolfhard, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Jeffrey Wright, Oakes Fegley, Peter Jacobson
Although this stripped-down regurgitation of the story is faithful to Donna Tartt’s novel in the broadest sense of the word, it lacks elegance and depth.
"Gringo" is messy and at times incoherent, filled with pointless subplots and confounding “twists.”
The movie has its pleasures but not enough of them to make it worth the heavy time investment.
At best made-for-TV quality with stars too big to allow it to go directly where it belongs.
"Gods of Egypt" is often sloppy and fails in many ways but the cheesy momentum is hard to resist.
The film, which captures the feel if not the full charm of the written stories, comes across as an autopilot low-scare monster movie targeted at 7 and 8-year olds.
I was in the mood for an over-the-hill action hero, I definitely wouldn't pick Sean Penn.