U.S. Release Date: 2022-11-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: Mark Mylod
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Hong Chau, Rob Yang, Mark St. Cyr, Arturo Castro, Judith Light, Reed Birney, Paul Adelstein, Janet McTeer, Aimee Carrero, John Leguizamo, Nicholas Hoult, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rebecca Koon
A dark satire that skewers privilege and eviscerates the famous and wealthy, this film from director Mark Mylod takes no prisoners.
Matches the tone and aesthetic of one of those feel-good, highbrow art house films that were popular during the 1990s and 2000s.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-09-06
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Rude Comments, Naked Minion Butts)
Director: Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson, Jonathan Del Val
Cast: Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Alan Arkin, Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh, Julie Andrews, Russell Brand, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Lucy Lawless
We know what the Minions are and they deliver no less (or more) than we expect from them.
Genre fans may perceive it as good enough to scratch an itch but no matter how well it incorporates the Jane Austen tropes, it’s hard to see this as more than obligatory and unnecessary.
Derivative and forgettable; fitfully entertaining but ultimately lacking.
An intimate story of tragedy and reconnection that is no less riveting than the terrain where it transpires.
About two-thirds of a creepy, unsettling story that comes unglued in the final 30 minutes.
What initially looks like “just another opportunity for Neeson to kick ass” turns into something less conventional.
The kind of bland, by-the-numbers origin story that shows comic book movies at their least innovative.
Beautifully filmed and emotionally on-target when confined to 1924, it loses its way once unmoored in time and left adrift on the currents of the years to come.