"Godzilla Minus One" is not just a good Godzilla movie. It is an excellent Godzilla movie – arguably among the best ever to grace the screen.
As a snapshot of 20th century history, "Golda" does its job. As something more eloquent and important, the film falls short of its goal.
There is enough here to keep the film from being a car wreck but it is hardly an example of championship caliber filmmaking.
U.S. Release Date: 2023-05-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Science Fiction
Director: James Gunn
Cast: Chris Pratt, Chukwudi Iwuji, Will Poulter, Vin Diesel, Sylvester Stallone, Sean Gunn, Elizabeth Debicki, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Maria Bakalova
Suffers from problems that have dogged the latest round of comic book movies: a too-long running time, not enough genuine excitement, a generic villain, and a weak ending.
Ritchie is unquestionably making the attempt to craft a more meaningful and mature movie than anything he has previously done.
The participation of Florence Pugh and Morgan Freeman, both in top form, transforms this from a middling weeper into a deeply felt meditation about the ravages of drug addiction.
I can make a compelling case that this is the best version of Pinocchio to-date, and that includes the Disney classic.
Funnier than almost any other 2022 film and more entertaining than many of the bloated would-be blockbusters dotting the release schedule.
Both actors give the roles their full attention and that, at least, is enough to keep the viewer engaged when the script fails – something that happens with disappointing frequency.
The filmmakers do a good enough job of crafting exciting moments but the lack of a compelling storyline keeps the movie from attaining escape velocity.