The overpolished screenplay and overuse of directorial flourishes hamper the viewer’s enjoyment of what should have been a pretty straightforward caper-style crime film.
Can’t make up its mind whether it wants to be a popcorn thriller or something with an existential bent, and isn't fully satisfying as either.
U.S. Release Date: 2019-05-31
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Mayhem, Destruction, Profanity)
Director: Michael Dougherty
Cast: Kyle Chandler, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, Sally Hawkins, Bradley Whitford, Zhang Ziyi, Ken Watanabe, Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, David Strathairn
An overlong, loud spectacle that owes as much to Transformers as kaiju.
Little more than a B-movie with strong production values and an eclectic cast, this is far from Jordan at his best.
Overlong, talky, filled with meta references, and with a strangely low-energy tone, the movie never fully gels.
A generic espionage/crime thriller; although briskly paced, the plot is far from airtight and demands a deus ex machina to reach its climax.
Not a bad movie but the passage of time hasn’t been kind to it. The things that made it popular upon its release either don’t apply or don’t work for a 2018 audience.
Despite not aging well, "The Graduate" remain worth seeing primarily for Anne Bancroft’s performance but also as a time capsule looking at a lifestyle that would soon disappear.
Although hewing close to the established facts, the movie amps up the sentimental content for maximum effect.
A generally well-made but ultimately unsurprising excursion into the supernatural.