Fast & Furious 6
The Hangover Part III
| Original Score: 3/5
I hate to waste my time seeing what I know is an incomplete work. Good filmmaking and story telling, though.
| Original Score: B+
Whether you're a true-crime buff or just an average cinephile who enjoys a well-crafted film, you'll find something to like about Zodiac.
| Original Score: 4/5
Though The Zodiac is filled with a strong premise and taut atmosphere, Bulkley hardly ever gives us a reason to care for Johnny or Laura.
Great case; mediocre movie.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Bulkley juxtaposes the benign ordinariness of Vallejo with the savagery of the crime, the wholesome landscape standing in sharp contrast to what happens when no one is looking.
Impressive and unnerving, if uneven.
| Original Score: C+
At its most interesting, The Zodiac spins a tale of the consequences of homicide, painting a palpable and realistic-seeming portrait of a family and a community falling victim to the psychological terrorism of a serial killer.
The Zodiac case receded into limbo, and Bulkley's film ends on an inconclusive and profoundly unsatisfying note.
| Original Score: 2/4
It's two, maybe three different takes on the same subject duking it out for airtime, and the resulting struggle only leads to boredom.
| Original Score: 2/5
A B-movie with just enough heft and factual accuracy to lull us into taking it seriously.
The Zodiac has been made with the dunderheaded flatness of bad '70s TV.
| Original Score: D-
A wan, pedestrian treatment of a notorious unsolved crime
| Original Score: C-
It has the look of a straight-to-video movie, or at best a Project Greenlight production.
| Original Score: 1/4
The would-be psychological thriller devolves into a plodding domestic drama.
| Original Score: 1/5
It's a barely serviceable police procedural that has a harder time locating persuasive drama than its detectives do tracking down their man.
The B-team version of the story.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Have the screenwriters ever studied the concept of arc, how characters evolve from opening to closing credits?
This movie was born under the sign of the mediocre.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
A less-than stable script and some questionable performances keep it firmly in the realm of direct-to-DVD fodder.