A brand of exploitation that feels surprisingly fresh considering how many tropes it recycles.
The technical aspects – although impressive considering the special effects limitations of the era – represent a lukewarm reason to see the film and the storyline adds little in the way of a sweetener.
The offbeat approach brings a freshness to a genre (the rom-com) that has become static and predictable.
U.S. Release Date: 2020-03-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Content)
Director: Bridget Savage Cole, Danielle Krudy
Cast: Sophie Lowe, Morgan Saylor, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Margo Martindale, June Squibb, Marceline Hugot, Annette O’Toole, Will Brittain, Gayle Rankin
Relies on old-fashioned movie elements like atmosphere, character development, and narrative arc without needing crutches like fast editing, frenetic action sequences, and visual clutter.
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.
A parable about the redemptive power of love, it's too long and many of its beats have been appropriated from other movies about Southern racism.
The questions you expect to be answered are likely not the same ones that interested Antonioni.
A glorious, hyperkinetic mess and, although it never quite takes flight, it at least holds the attention.
It’s more of the same: Violence-saturated eye candy used to buff Smith’s ego and inflate his bank account.
Acting is the reason to see "Bombshell" and it starts with Charlize Theron.