Despite the occasionally uneven pacing and some dramatically inert moments, the historical elements mesh effectively with the fictionalized action-oriented ones.
Director Harbaugh presents grief as it is, in all its pain and ugliness, rather than using the convenient, uplifting short-hand that Hollywood prefers.
Highlighted by an awards-worthy performance by Saoirse Ronan and structured around a light, witty script, the movie delivers a coming-of-age snapshot.
A 90-second toy commercial is generally innocuous but stretch it out to 90 minutes and it can be a challenge to endure.
"The Layover" is an appalling movie – an unpleasant, unwatchable example of why people no longer love romantic comedies.
U.S. Release Date: 2017-08-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Adult Content)
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Channing Tatum, Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterston, Sebastian Stan, Riley Keough, Daniel Craig, Adam Driver, David Denham
While "Logan Lucky" is 3/4ths of a very good movie, the final half-hour becomes narratively unfocused as it strives to tie up some loose ends.
An ensemble of solid performances with some affecting moments is ultimately undone by a storyline that treads too-common ground for American indie films.
Anyone who’s up for something ominous and unsettling could do worse than to choose "Life".
This is like no superhero movie we have ever before seen. Nor is there likely to be another one of this sort anytime soon.