It’s short enough that it never overstays its welcome and is generally a fun, wild ride, even though it may at times be difficult to figure out where the journey began and where it ends.
Hudson’s powerhouse performance gives "Respect" more passion and energy than what one often encounters in a straightforward biopic.
The knowledge of how the movie must end hangs like a pall over its first 90 minutes, transforming an otherwise remarkable rags-to-riches tale into something steeped in regret.
At times moves too slowly for its own good but the climax is as rousing as that of any Western made during the decade when the genre was at its peak.
Eastwood has crafted an engaging (albeit fictionalized) account of the triumph of ordinary men over the establishment.
U.S. Release Date: 2019-08-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Grisly Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Cast: Samara Weaving, Elyse Levesque, Nicky Guadagni, Kristian Bruun, Melanie Scrofano, Andie MacDowell, Henry Czernay, Mark O’Brien, Adam Brody, John Ralston
The film’s low profile makes it one of the summer’s best hidden surprises and it should please those who revel in the horror/comedy genre.
Although the movie will be embraced by the singer’s fans, it has something to offer those with no more than a casual appreciation of the man’s music.
An uneven but ultimately satisfying thriller seamlessly blends horror and thriller elements across its 108-minute running time.
A great Valentine to old-time video games, the Internet, and Disney (whose princesses steal the show).
One of the year’s most energetic, visually rewarding, and ultimately exhausting motion pictures.