Fast & Furious 6
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Inside Llewyn Davis
Engaging but violent drama. Not for kids.
| Original Score: 4/5
Finds beauty in the silver linings and embodies the notion that we're stronger than we usually realize we can be.
| Original Score: 5/5
An under-rated gem, 25th Hour is a powerful story about how the decisions you make in your life, and who you make them with, can ultimately lead to your downfall.
Lee successfully, seamlessly marries his famously inventive visual style with more introspective material.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Lee builds Monty's story of tortured introspection and his final surprising, desperate act before incarceration through boldly candid conversations and flashbacks.
| Original Score: 3/5
Perhaps Lee's most consistently compelling work since Clockers.
One of the more entertaining and thought-provoking Spike Lee Joints in a long while.
'Spike Lee's love of New York, unlike Woody Allen's, has always been more tough than tender.'
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Lee's best, most cohesive and most passionate film since Do the Right Thing.
25th Hour stands out as a remarkably atmospheric and elegiac American film, every scene heavy with the stillness of tragedy.'
In its own strange way [the film is] uplifting, a tribute to people's ability to face the unthinkable, and, if not triumph, at least persevere.
| Original Score: 4/5
25th Hour is both Spike Lee's condemnation of and valentine to what we've done before, but also a strangely inspiring reminder of how beautiful the mere opportunity to choose can be.
| Original Score: 4/4
...a bit scattershot...but director Lee manages to pull it all together into a tense, gripping, suspenseful, and highly dramatic movie experience.
| Original Score: 8/10
Smart and restrained; a fine production from a mature filmmaker.
| Original Score: 84/100
Spike Lee's most compelling and resonant picture in years.
A moving tribute to resilience in the face of ruination.
Superbly acted, as you would expect, it's also rich in moral nuance. Doing the right thing is not as simple in his films as it once was.
The movie is electric.
| Original Score: A-
| Original Score: 3/4
Some fine supporting performances and powerful scenes but this is a disappointment from Lee.
...begins with great intentions but somewhere in the first thirty or so minutes of the film it becomes disconnected and weightless.
| Original Score: 2/4