Fast & Furious 6
The Hangover Part III
Based on William Goldman's novel, this is a post-modern fairy tale that challenges and affirms the conventions of a genre that may not be flexible enough to support such horseplay.
Rob Reiner's friendly 1987 fairy-tale adventure delicately mines the irony inherent in its make-believe without ever undermining the effectiveness of the fantasy.
The leads are vacuous; the absurdities sometimes forced and obvious.
Since its release more than 15 years ago, The Princess Bride has often been copied, but never equaled.
| Original Score: 4/4
This material might easily have lent itself to broad parody or become too cute for its own good. But Mr. Reiner presents it as a bedtime story, pure and simple.
| Original Score: 4/5
Bride achieves much more than most film comedies.
It's a lively, fun-loving, but nevertheless epic look at the nature of true love.
It is filled with good-hearted fun.
| Original Score: 3.5/4