Mary Poppins Returns
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The plot doesn't spiral; it falls with a thud and then just lies there.
"96 Minutes" is a mere introduction to Sociology 101, but it's brisk enough to rustle the reading list and keep the conversation alive.
The talented Mr. Ross makes Dre's panic and adrenaline-fueled behavior all too believable. You watch as he sees his horizons dim. What could be sadder?
The feature debut of writer-director Aimee Lagos, the film feels overstuffed and overcooked, as if the filmmaker were trying to get too much out all in one go.
Like 21 Grams minus the breadth, acting, or visual style, Aimee Lagos' first feature follows two pairs of friends on a collision course.
The film cuts with such precision that there's scarcely any room to breathe; it's the rare thriller that is perhaps too tightly structured.
Poignant and powerful, 96 Minutes gives us an insight into not just what happens but why it happens, in the belly of urban America when young men drift into bad company
Marks writer-director Aimee Lagos as a name to watch.
First-time writer-director Aimee Lagos' time-skipping thriller ultimately adds up to less than the sum of its parts, but good performances by the youthful cast help compensate for the overly familiar story.
Gritty, riveting and well-acted.
The display of rage is honest and forward, especially near the end credits, yet that intriguing fury can't catch a full breath in this unfocused and unhelpful picture.
Overly familiar plotting and a dearth of insight doom this padded, grandiloquent carjacking melodrama, no matter its claim that it's based on true events.
A story of kids from different parts of town coming together on one unexpected night and the concequences they have to deal with. It was a pretty good movie.
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