Umberto Eco's assessment of this movie is unkind, but his book hasn't been stripped down to a tawdry whodunit. Here, the whydunit matters as much, if not more.
Feels like a Martin Scorsese LEGO set, down to a Jonah Hill minifig with articulated middle fingers you can raise. Without him, "War Dogs" would be useless.
Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg's "Book of Mormon" moment — a marvelously animated, ecumenically equal-opportunity offender with hope, heart, humor, heroism & heft.
Like watching a trio of NBA All-Stars, whom you know haven’t lost a step, return to the court and perform nothing but a three-man weave drill for two hours.
One of Jonathan Demme's masterworks — just spiky enough to draw blood and an uncommonly gripping romance about rebellion, reinvention … and maybe redemption.
A documentary about healthcare in Indiana that elevates itself above other alarm-sounding peers with gallows humor, observant composition and artful pacing.
Like a painfully super-sized, emotionally tone-deaf, R-rated episode of “Modern Family,” written by a cantankerous old technophobe insisting on the last word.
A splendid, generous look at the happy accidents, and intentional elation, that musicians and audiences alike have found in this fermata of fertile creativity.