Because of the strength of the acting (Ronan’s in particular) and Gerwig’s unusual reworking of the novel’s chronology and ending, it deserves to be seen.
If it doesn’t find its niche in theaters, it will certainly surface again in the home video market and become a favorite for Christmases to come.
Soderbergh uses this as an opportunity to educate as much as entertain, but there are times when the scattershot approach is more frustrating than fulfilling.
Although it qualifies as solid entertainment for a 2019 family with its technically superior look, the film struggles mightily to find the magic that came so easily to its predecessor.
Even though Talbot opts for a quasi-humorous approach to the subject matter, the comedic edge can’t hide an underlying sadness about what this all means.
As much a fantasy in the political realm as in the romantic one, "Long Shot" is a pleasant trifle that leaves behind a warm fuzzy feeling.