It’s five movies in one, and all of them are engrossing and impressive.
There will be no dozing off during this wackadoodle mystery thriller about an extravagant case of amnesia.
Taylor Kitsch (best known for his role on the TV series “Friday Night Lights”) plays the title character, a former Confederate captain weary of the Civil War who is mysteriously teleported to Mars.
“The Guard” is a darkly comic Irish thriller set in rural Galway, where a small-town cop is rarely confronted with big-time crime.
Not one member of the star-studded cast makes an impression as a fully realized character rather than a glorified prop.