Star Trek Into Darkness
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
There are a few good jokes, some solid chemistry between the leads, and a little pathos, but it all doesn't add up to very much.
| Original Score: 2/4
Comedically challenged piffle. This one hardly even seems to be trying.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Cage is on best behaviour here, but he's not an especially sympathetic performer.
They should have pulled her detail.
| Original Score: 1/5
| Original Score: 2/5
The film is indeed likable. But director Hugh Wilson, who co-wrote the script with Peter Torokvei, just skims the surface of potentially rich territory.
For the first half-hour, the tension between Cage and MacLaine makes for some truly funny moments, but then it seems as if director Hugh Wilson called a wrap too early.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
It's just two pleasant, well-acted characters with nothing to do.
| Original Score: 5/10
A fun idea, blandly executed
We have seen it before: The movie throws together two individuals (Shirley Maclaine and Nicolas Cage) who could not have been more different and then shows us how they learn to respect each other.
| Original Score: C
MacLaine and Cage are really very good here.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
A chance to watch two great actors shine in rich, funny, real roles.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
| Original Score: 3/5
Speaks to the universal human yearning for someone to watch over us.
What counts is the comic tension between MacLaine and Cage. It's so well done, it doesn't matter how dumb things get.
| Original Score: B+