“I wonder if it ever crossed Rodriguez’s mind that the grainy film and ‘missing reel’ scenes of such movies were not put in there intentionally.”
“While a lot of people will see it due to all the awards and accolades it received in the last year, this is primarily a film made by a cinephile for cinephiles.”
“Granted, it’s far, far superior to the last meta-Bond film they tried (that would be Die Another Day), but it doesn’t have much of an identity of its own.”
“Insomnia isn’t perhaps the movie many hoped for following Memento; It’s a pretty low-key, minor effort compared to the complex, large-scale films Nolan would go on to make.”
“Birdman may not be everything it’s been hyped to be, and it may not even be remembered as groundbreaking cinema—mostly because it’s not.”
“There are times when it feels like the characters in The Giver are really just living in a slightly more authoritarian Disneyworld.”
“I would say this movie contains no actual dialogue; just endless action-movie quips.”
“All I can think is, ‘A lot of people out there actually, unironically want this,’ and the thought just depresses me.”
“This film finds one note and plays it until we’re either deaf or dead from boredom.”
“Yeah, he might look cute. But while fighting for the people of Grpnlp at the Battle of Plorvox 12, he racked up a body count that would make Rambo shit himself!”
“Yet, as a person, I like Jamie Dornan more for not being able to be the twat waffle that Christian is.”
“Easily one of the worst films released as part of the Scream-inspired slasher renaissance of the late ‘90s and early ‘00s.”
“The sequence where the big twist is revealed is worth the price of admission all on its own.”
“This film bears all the hallmarks of a perfectly serviceable ‘toon franchise being bled of all its charm by the same man still milking the Transformers for all they’re worth.”
“In the movie’s defense, it tries to dial down the pedo vibe, but it’s a bit futile when the source material is this inherently creepy.”
“We expect Benjamin to have interesting things happen to him, but no, he’s just a boring man with an odd condition.”
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