This daringly dark comedy calls for Kristen Wiig’s particular skills but grates and irritates to such a degree that it ends up seeming wildly self-indulgent.
This is a mixed bag, to be sure, and could have used a rewrite or two.
In the final reels, the narrative goes off the rails.
Is it funny? The answer is a resounding yes.
This is a soundly made film, downright old-fashioned in its narrative confidence and technical simplicity, unerring in its period detail and behavior.
This is a science fiction comedy-drama/buddy caper flick set in the near future that might just steal your heart.
With not too many days remaining in the old year, the current week offers a handful of attractive video offerings perfect for last-minute holiday gifts.
Despite intentions as a meditation on our capacity for violence, “Straw Dogs” remains a glorified home invasion thriller.