Seimetz is trying to get at some compelling truths about the human experience but the cold, distant filmmaking style creates a barrier.
A period piece likely to find more appeal among the Masterpiece Theater/art-house crowd than those in search of something less conventional.
The visual storytelling allows us to disconnect from our modern-day reality and enter an historical period that is as different from our own as the black-and-white is from color.
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.