ReelViews for movies starring 'Haley Lu Richardson'
Despite being blessed with well-designed period sets and top-tier acting, this collaboration between writer Julian Fellowes and director Michael Engler is dramatically inert.
With a smart, perceptive script and an arresting lead performance by Hailee Steinfeld, the film rises to the top of a crowded genre.
The problem isn’t the emotional manipulation but the clumsy way in which the movie orchestrates its third act.
The narrative is choppy, the tension is less pervasive than it should be, and there’s no ending.
Worth a look if you’re interested in seeing Regina Hall at her best but don’t expect a lot beyond the one great performance.