Fast & Furious 6
The Hangover Part III
Inside Llewyn Davis
After a certain point, no one is right and no one is wrong, both sides have boundless grievances, and it's the audience that wants to run away with the circus.
| Original Score: 2/4
The first time I saw the Brazilian Behind the Sun, there were no subtitles, and I couldn't understand a word. The second time, it had subtitles, and, to tell you the truth, the first time was better.
Becomes nothing more than a waiting game -- an annoying, endless deathwatch.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
A family blood feud between neighbors over land in the rural sugarcane fields of the Brazil of 1910.
| Original Score: C
A dreary Aristotelian tragedy whose contemporary geopolitical relevance cannot compensate for the lack of gripping protagonists.
The appearance of circus performers in any film not by Fellini usually bodes ill, and it does so here.
arthouse fans hunger for a lot more than tortilla chips for an appetizer.
| Original Score: C-
Turns a potentially interesting story into, well, refined sugar.
You're always aware ... that you're watching a quaintly middle-class, museum-poster notion of an 'elemental' peasant fable.
| Original Score: C+
A lovely journey, but it's like a picture book whose text is merely incidental.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Salles starts with the loudly trumpeted theme, then tacks on a slim plot to justify the clamour.
| Original Score: B-
a family saga told with all the muscle of the best Sergio Leone western.
| Original Score: 3/5
Provides a window into a radically different time and place.
Poignant and touching.
| Original Score: 4/5
A sumptuously filmed parable on the futility of violence.
| Original Score: 3/4
Salles shows us through this powerful parable that true peace will come only when individuals disarm their hearts and act in love.
There isn't a line that doesn't echo with heavy meaning or a character that has a life outside his or her dramatic purpose in this allegory.
Salles has the confidence of a storyteller too entranced by his tale to worry about the resistance of his audience, which he thus effortlessly overcomes.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Salles ... has crafted a compelling existential tableau.
| Original Score: 3.5/4