While most of the marketing suggests that it’s a charming romantic comedy with two likeable leads, that’s really only half of the story.
A film so poorly plotted that it makes anything featuring Perry’s obnoxious Madea seem downright genius in comparison.
As unsatisfying as the conclusion is, the journey itself makes for a pretty fascinating morality tale... as far as action movies go.
Does nothing original while exploring an age-old question about what makes humans enemies, but manages to hold our interest anyway.
A few genuine laughs along the way as Carell's Burt tries to forge a path forward, but this film’s third act is truly a head-scratcher.
Proving that sometimes the best ideas are, indeed, the simplest ones, this nervy new thriller dials up a promising first two acts.
Somehow, Hollywood has made a submarine thriller that tests our patience and fails to engage the imagination, not an easy thing to do.
Old-fashioned storytelling and cleverly staged action sequences remind you of old favorites like The Princess Bride and Indiana Jones.
- June 18, 2013 |
Amish romance is a niche market, and it is unlikely The Confession will attract many viewers from outside that crowd.
- June 13, 2013 |
A colorful, visually arresting prequel that could have used a bit more story development to justify its 2:10 running time.
Consider it a modern "scared straight" kind of story, one that fathers and sons should consider seeing together.
It’s not just the fairy tale that gets fractured in this silly, bloody and unnecessary retelling.
The premise is well-worn and far from original, but the execution of this family-focused story has a few flashes of brilliance.
Quirky humor and romantic love are huge parts of this oddly delightful, highly original film’s charm.
The bulk of the film is nothing but elaborate nonsensical action sequences that don’t have any of the yippee-ki-yay of previous efforts.
Completely runs out of laughing gas before turning into a dreadfully misguided attempt at personal reformation and redemption.
This tale of Space Camp competition and astronauts in peril works best if enjoyed multi-generationally.
- May 29, 2013 |
Had I not been required to write this review, I would have walked out an hour before this incoherent Southern Gothic teen romance ended.
The final product is strangely unsatisfying, moving into erotic, even perverse areas unsuited to Soderbergh's smooth, cold visual style.
The filmmakers have done justice to the novels, but that’s not to say you should rush out and rent it.