Yes. The Raid: Redemption ranks as one of my favorite action movies of all time; and now its sequel can also be added to the list.
Yes. It takes a while to really get going, but this horror flick excels in what matters most: unpredictability.
No. However bad you anticipate this movie being: it’s worse.
No. Bateman is funny, as always, but even he (as star and director) cannot salvage this incredibly thin story.
Yes. After two questionable outings, Marvel hits one out of the park with what is not only their best film since The Avengers, but quite possibly their best solo film.
Yes. This is a ‘Wes Anderson film’ in its most pure, unfiltered form… and I love it.
No. I respect this movie (especially the audacity that Darren Aronofsky brings to it) far more than I was actually entertained by it.
Yes. Aaron Paul’s performance and all the practical effects keep this chase flick both grounded and highly enjoyable.
No. The best way to sum it up is purposeless: the entire movie takes place ‘around’ a better, more compelling movie that already exists.
No. We’re just lucky it didn’t live up to its title.
No. This compelling true story would feel much more at home as a ’60 Minutes’ piece than as the fluffy, half-baked feature film it became.
Yes. I wish this reboot had the same teeth (and hard ‘R’ rating) as the original, but it’s still an enjoyable reimagining with some fun, over-the-top performances.