Fast & Furious 6
The Hangover Part III
Inside Llewyn Davis
Carries its predecessor's torch into darker, quixotic territories, bursting at the seams with folkloric witticism and hellzapoppin' imagery.
| Original Score: 4/4
Darker than the original, not for very young kids.
| Original Score: 2/5
It's George Miller's masterpiece, maybe even the best commercial film of 1998.
This is the stuff of Dickens, told on the scale of Blade Runner and Brazil, with the madcap spirit of The Great Muppet Caper.
| Original Score: A
An amazing accomplishment. George Miller brings the same approach to this sequel as he did with the Mad Max trilogy: Don't re-make, re-invent. A work of genius.
...Paints a bleak picture of humanity. Not to mention, shall we say, animality.
| Original Score: 3/5
Despite its G-rating, the movie includes numerous scenes of animals in peril, including a pit bull that nearly hangs himself, a crippled dog that gets thrown into a wall and a goldfish that almost suffocates... Happy holidays, kids!
Babe needed a sequel as much as Citizen Kane or Casablanca.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Would anyone go for a sequel to The Wizard of Oz that catapulted Dorothy and Toto into the world of Once Were Warriors or Escape From New York?
| Original Score: F
Where Babe was warm, gentle, and cuddly, Pig in the City is fast paced and antic.
| Original Score: 8/10
(Imagine the mouse chorus) "A Disappointing Nightmare"
| Original Score: 1.5
Miller's confident, technically astounding direction produces challenging ideas at every turn.
| Original Score: short
This dark sequel to the 1995 hit has virtually none of the bucolic charm displayed in the original.
A sequel that lacks the quiet beauty and subtlety of the original!
It's a nice change of pace to find a sequel that doesn't merely try to remake the original, but Babe: Pig in the City lacks any of the original's endearing gentle spirit.
| Original Score: 5/10
It may not be as fresh as its predecessor, it still begs a look-see. As the year winds down, this is one fine holiday ham that should be savored, not skinned.
| Original Score: 2/4
This film may scar impressionable children for life!
| Original Score: 4/10
So distressingly dark, grim, and cynical it's likely to make kids cry!
We found the conflict of the film's lighthearted fun and its dark and menacing danger too incongruous for its own good!
Laden with more useless pork than a congressional bill.