Fast & Furious 6
The Hangover Part III
Inside Llewyn Davis
Its long, dry patches of colourless storytelling suggest it makes more sense as a book, one to read before you fall asleep to dream of better movies.
| Original Score: 1/5
In a relevant study of plagiarism, influences and lifetime experiences, The Words chiefly reminds us that the past is indelible.
| Original Score: 3/5
Like a Russian nesting doll, this film tells a story within a story within another story, playing around with fact and fiction, as well as the nature of creative inspiration and integrity.
Nothing, absolutely nothing, makes 'The Words' interesting.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
The Words becomes one of the year's most irritating movies.
| Original Score: 2/4
Engrossing morality tale about lying, guilt and just how great a character actor Jeremy Irons has turned into.
I like the idea but The Words is a little too preachy, too melodramatic for my liking.
| Original Score: B-
This isn't an Oscar-contending powerhouse drama; it's a film dedicated to expressing its message.
Melodrama built on a shallow, contrived literary device.
| Original Score: 2/5
Literary soapie The Words is mutton dressed as bespectacled lamb.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
A fable and a lesson, but it is a thoroughly enjoyable one, delivered with masterful performances and a great sense of storytelling tradition
A wonderful screenplay in which three stories are skilfully interwoven to deliver a rich and satisfying film that questions integrity above all else
Maybe it's the timing of the release, coming at the dead zone of post-summer and pre-fall cinematic fare..but 'The Words' has enough going for it to be recommended.
| Original Score: B
A dreadful misfire, particularly for Cooper, who is otherwise pursuing an interesting career trajectory away from The Hangover series.
Despite an exposition-heavy outer layer, The Words delivers on 2/3 threads that it presents and offers a somewhat evocative meditation on truth.
One of the meatiest movies of the year ...
| Original Score: 5/5
Things get confusing whenever Quaid appears as the audience is never sure if he is the real bogus author or if Cooper even exists.
"The Words" seems to have jumbled the lines and created a melodrama that is a sore disappointment.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
One of those thoughtful films that arrives after a summer of sequels and superheroes.
| Original Score: 2.5/4