Posts Tagged ‘action’
The worst movie Tom Cruise has ever made. Sadder still? He knows it, too.
"The Accountant" embraces icy reserve early before turning blowtorches of dull sentiment, clunky exposition, unsurprising surprises & illogical twists upon it.
A multimillion-dollar movie about mistakes made to hold onto one-millionth of a profit percentage, but it mostly finds value in the right places.
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.
As funny and on-point as adventure movies get. A sweet movie about innocence neither lost nor found, but rather molded, maintained and celebrated.
"The Legend of Tarzan" is the kind of movie you'll pass at a Redbox in six months and wonder, “Hey, when did that come out?”
“24” meets “The Purge,” albeit a good episode of “24" with a slicker, more skillful merger of siege-movie mentality and sociological commentary than "Anarchy."
Considering its lack of personality in hindsight, perhaps “The Phantom” would have been better served betting the house on its old-school aesthetic.
Whatever enjoyment you find is an OK-fine white flag, not a willful surrender to spectacle. Though slick, the visuals boast all the awe of a software upgrade.
By trading on its source’s tight, fun ingenuity for craven, calculated gimcrackery, “Now You See Me 2’s” only distinctive trait is making all the fun disappear.
A lame-brained summer movie with little to offer anyone who doesn't already love these half-shell heroes, and even for converts, it's a tough sell.
"The Nice Guys" is a wall-to-wall-funny action-comedy, a great refinement of director/writer Shane Black's style and one of this summer's best.
"Civil War" is the Marvel Cinematic Universe's 13th entry, but compelling characters, smart pacing & clever action prove the series is just hitting its stride.