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Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2021-09-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Joe Callahan
Cast: Gerard Butler, Frank Grillo, Alexis Louder, Toby Huss, Ryan O’Nan

Among the best Tarantino-influenced thrillers to have made it to theaters in the last quarter-century.

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2021-09-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Paul Schrader
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Willem Dafoe, Tye Sheridan, Tiffany Haddish

As a mood piece, the film works well, but as a character study, it’s flawed and as a narrative, it’s erratic.

Looking at the list of "Cinderella" adaptations I have seen, none comes close to this level of badness.

Would that more genre films were as thoughtful and thought-provoking, mixing substance with splatter in a fashion that builds uneasiness on more than one level.

The magic previously enjoyed by "The Conjuring" movies has failed to materialize for this journey into the supernatural.

If one puts aside the film’s antecedents, what’s left is an unremarkable family film that lacks a compelling reason to exist.

"Coming 2 America" will disappoint only those who believed Murphy could do something amazing or hilarious with this dubious property.

The film’s inability to effectively meld its disconnected stories makes it feel like "Crisis" is two stand-alone movies that were shortened and crammed together.

A mashup of a variety of common movie material, it does a lot of things adequately but lacks the time and scope to do any of them truly well.