Neither the film nor his portrayal are up to Robert Downey Jr.’s usual standards.
The unlikely 1984 alliance between striking miners and gays in Britain is the focus of this fictionalized but rousing, satisfying, historical comedy-drama.
Here’s a case where the movie is just a tad longer than the title, and there’s not enough content to justify the feature length.
The novel was a page turner, the movie is a barn burner.
It doesn’t look like a slog or sound like a slog. But it feels like a slog, which, regrettably makes it a slog.
Nicolas Cage’s involvement may give the film more of a fighting chance at the box office, but it also sets up expectations about moviemaking quality that do not end up being met.
All things being equalized, “The Equalizer” could have used a more grounded technical advisor. But the leading man needs no help.
Rooting interest? How about interest, period? The feel-good status the film seems intent on achieving remains well out of reach.
The revelation is how adroit “Saturday Night Live” alumni Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader are in their respective roles in this dark drama-comedy.
A Walk Among the Tombstones is about as nauseatingly off-putting as otherwise competently produced movies get.
My Old Lady sure sounds like a comedy. But not exactly.
It’s an ensemble comedy-drama that has its share of awkward moments, but, like the wildly dysfunctional family it portrays, it’s still a fun visit.
Lest No Good Deed go unpunished, let’s cut to the chase: No Good Deed is one bad movie.
John Lithgow and Alfred Molina are impeccable -– understated, convincing, and empathetic –- both individually and as a screen team, delivering privileged moments galore.
This followup is sweet, sensitive, wholesome, and uplifting in the same way as the original. It is also, like the original, based on true events.