How do you begin to critique a film that attempts to frighten us into believing that evil is rampant and insurmountable, yet can’t even convince us that its plot is real? That’s the dilemma I’m faced with for “Suspect Zero,” and it’s not a good one. But then again, neither is this film.
- August 27, 2004 |
Unfortunately, the torrents of blood make Sweeney Todd disgusting in several spots, so much so that the film cannot be recommended, despite outstanding production design by Dante Ferretti, striking cinematography by Darius Wolski, and Tim Burton’s deft direction.
- December 21, 2007 |
This is a comedy about bodily fluids, with a few funny moments that unfold during the switch that give the film its title. But this is also a character-driven comedy about a man's slow awakening to the possibility that he's found someone he can spend his life with, and a responsibility to someone other than himself.
- August 20, 2010 |
Charlie Kaufman has won praise as an innovative screenwriter for movies that took insightful looks into human nature without sacrificing the story. Now, marking the first time he’s directing his own screenplay, Synecdoche, New York, is missing the resonance of his earlier work.
- December 05, 2008 |