Star Trek Into Darkness
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
This cumbersome and graceless 1950s-set period drama possesses the reactionary life insights and amateurish production values of a Lifetime soap.
| Original Score: 0/4
The film packs in more characters, subplots, and moments of nostalgic detail than it can gracefully accommodate, and the pacing often feels rushed.
Most of what Stevens has concocted here is hard to take.
Ms. O'Neal has her moments, but the decision to portray her as a raving maniac yields diminishing returns.
| Original Score: 2/5
Connie Stevens' directorial debut blends family drama with psychological thriller to ultimately uneven effect.
The film ably captures the painful messiness of seemingly simple lives.
| Original Score: 3/5