Tries to do a little too much and runs too long but it’s an affable mix of nostalgia and family-friendly animated action/adventure.
A serious-minded drama that focuses on those who accept the skewed and short-range perspective associated with high school royalty.
A mid-budget action/thriller featuring a recognizable star and not requiring much in the way of attention or dedication from a viewer.
Kristin Stewart gives a strong performance as Jean Seberg but the screenplay traps her in a story that’s less interesting than it should be.
Unlikely to elevate the based-on-a-videogame category above the dismal level where it has wallowed for the past quarter-century.
Although the structure is designed to mimic that of a standard police procedural, the movie is really about the ugly side of human nature.
The filmmakers seem unconcerned about appealing to anyone who isn’t a 9-year old boy; aside from the occasional throw-away line, there’s little here to interest adults.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-03-31
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sci-fi Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: J.J. Abrams
Cast: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid, Kelly Marie Tran, Domhnall Gleeson, Joonas Suotamo, Richard E. Grant, Anthony Daniels
The last "Star Wars" movie is the most bloated and least satisfying of all the main-line adventures.
An engaging batch of campfire stories told from a fresh perspective, and that’s worth something in the stale world of PG-13 horror.
The characters feel real and their circumstances are less an attempt to manipulate a viewer’s emotions than to offer a commentary on the social and cultural standards of the day.