"Raya" offers a screenplay and story geared primarily toward younger audiences and lacks the magic necessary to command long-term adulation.
A decade from now, Wheatley’s "Rebecca" will have faded from the memory, entirely eclipsed by Hitchcock’s interpretation.
As a franchise and a brand, Peanuts undoubtedly has value, but this particular chapter is hermetically sealed in the 1970s.
Although the story is interesting, the presentation isn’t. Individual scenes work but the movie as a whole doesn’t.
To be effective, "Ride" needs to nursemaid the slow-build tension but director Jeremy Ungar rushes through too many scenes.
"Rebel in the Rye" falls into the trap that ensnares many a bio-pic: trying to present too broad a chronology in too limited a time.
Features some nice performances and contains some strong material but, as a whole, the movie is too slow and too long to really work.
"Race" does a workmanlike job of bringing Jesse Owens to life and explaining his historical importance, but it fails to transcend the genre.