It may rely on numerous common science fiction concepts but it blends them in a way that feels original, offering a satisfying ending that does not demand additional installments.
Although it does not qualify as a white-knuckle sort of movie, it exerts a magnetism that is difficult to turn away from.
Feels like a movie that never should have been made for a franchise that, having lain dormant for nine years, did not deserve a resurrection.
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It is not a bad way to spend a couple of hours, keeping in mind that this fairy tale, like most, has only a tenuous link to reality.
The movie was the best concert film to date when it first came out, and nothing in the past forty years has toppled it from that position.
For those who enjoy their sleuthing on the big screen with impressively conceived set pieces, evocative performances, gothic twists and turns, and a drizzling of ghostly apparitions.
The characters are relatable, the humor generates laughter without becoming moronic, and the feel-good vibe is never far from the surface.
The messiest of the three movies and the most narratively fractured, but it should still satisfy those who consider themselves to be fans.
"Retribution" seems especially disappointing because of its untapped potential to be cheesily entertaining.
As a snapshot of 20th century history, "Golda" does its job. As something more eloquent and important, the film falls short of its goal.