Spy action-thrillers are supposed to be fun on some level but this one is too much of a chore to properly entertain.
It’s more of the same: Violence-saturated eye candy used to buff Smith’s ego and inflate his bank account.
Unlikely to elevate the based-on-a-videogame category above the dismal level where it has wallowed for the past quarter-century.
A mid-budget action/thriller featuring a recognizable star and not requiring much in the way of attention or dedication from a viewer.
With too little emphasis placed on and exploring the rich possibilities of the milieu, the movie turns into a ho-hum Vin Diesel action film.
Too little use of a rich palette of music and too much peddling of important themes like diversity and the evils of cultural appropriation.
The screenplay takes a generic situation and does nothing interesting with it, resulting in a subpar motion picture offering little in the way of sustainable entertainment.
One note portrayals, skin deep characters, and a glacial pace all combine to prevent "The Quarry" from succeeding either as a slow-burn thriller or a message-oriented drama.
U.S. Release Date: 2020-05-08
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Brief Nudity)
Director: Rachel Lee Goldenberg
Cast: Jessica Rothe, Alicia Silverstone, Judy Greer, Mae Whitman, Logan Paul, Chloe Bennet, Ashleigh Murray, Jessie Ennis, Josh Whitehouse, Camilla Morrone
A re-imagination of the 1983 film for a generation raised on Baz Luhrmann films and "Glee."