Fast & Furious 6
The Hangover Part III
A sprightly, entertaining film, but one in which the satire is neutralized for laughs.
| Original Score: 3/4
A highly entertaining escape even for those of us who are already oversaturated with entertainment.
The charming Everybody's Famous is more than a little predictable and not particularly realistic - but that shouldn't seriously discourage anyone looking for light summer fun with a Flemish accent.
| Original Score: 3/4
A likable satire on celebrity, Flemish-style, it is no less pointed than its American counterparts, just a lot less pompous.
A movie that aspires to be Muriel's Wedding and can't muster the proper wacky fraudulence to achieve that goal is a sad spectacle indeed.
| Original Score: F
a good-hearted crowd-pleaser
| Original Score: B
[Director] Deruddere never condescends to the characters--as foolish as they may be, she respects them and sympathizes with them and so do we.
The more you lower your expectations, the more you'll learn to laugh.
| Original Score: 3/5
Knows the price of success and the value of family.
A crowd-pleaser, content to serve a little meat along with the sweets.
Too gooey at the center to rate as a satire.
| Original Score: 2/4
If you spend too much time pondering pesky points like predictability and implausibility, you might overlook the film's fluffy sweetness and charm.
Deruddere seems intent on indicting the television culture for promoting unrealistic hopes of stardom, but the film ultimately embraces the medium as a means of self-fulfillment.
A wonderful down-to-earth cast does absurd things which ring entirely true.
This pathetic shaggy-dog tale is a picture only a mother could love.
| Original Score: D
Sweet, silly, not-bad.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
It's exactly the kind of artless, Indiewood snuggle-fest that wants audiences to buy tickets as if they've never seen a 'feel-good' movie before.
De Pauw's tragic and utterly human Jean pulls you in and holds the tale together.
Its arc is as easy to forecast as its soundtrack is tiresome.
A hearty mainstream comedy with a sharp satirical edge balanced with just enough sentimentality to send audiences home happy.
| Original Score: 4/5