Posts Tagged ‘Sean Penn’
Movies fail for all kinds of reasons. The one I can't abide is sheer, brute laziness.
An ill fit for Sean Penn on fronts of art and altruism, "The Gunman" plays like something the actor, co-writer and producer probably loathes: "voluntourism."
Although this biopic is mostly engaging, the truth of Christopher Boyce and Andrew Daulton Lee's lives may be stranger and stronger than its historical fiction.
Heartwarming, funny and not too challenging, "Walter Mitty" should find a second life on video.
This funny/sad adaptation of the James Thurber story doesn't aim very high, but it delivers a heartwarming message and a good time.
With unexpected humanism and a dynamic Al Pacino performance, "Carlito's Way" remains the best film of Brian De Palma's compelling, often confounding, career.
Blunt and brisk in its own inoffensive way, "Gangster Squad" is still a piece of meathead cinema and one that's mostly sizzle, no steak.
This largely forgotten but seminal 1983 prisoner drama launched Sean Penn's career as a serious actor.