Brian Banks Reviews

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August 30, 2019
Brian Banks tells but one story of our broken system of justice, and it tells it very well.
August 21, 2019
It is gut-wrenching to watch the unfairness Banks endured and Hodge's performance is amazingly true to life. ..a film that will stay with you for a long time.
August 20, 2019
Brian Banks is a feel-good movie of triumph over insurmountable odds. Bank's story is one of hope and inspiration and takes only a minor misstep...
August 16, 2019
"Brian Banks" might not be original, but it's an important tale to tell and one that's told well. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available)
August 15, 2019
There's plenty injustice here to enrage the thinking, feeling citizen, but despite a passionate performance by charismatic Aldis Hodge, this docudrama is nowhere near incensed enough on his behalf.
August 15, 2019
Aldis Hodge delivers a powerful performance that carries the film in this cautionary true story of Brian Banks which hits close to home in today's society.
August 14, 2019
An incredible true story that should have never happened.
August 14, 2019
Shadyac removes every ounce of subtlety from the story...there were better ways to tell this story.
August 12, 2019
Shadyak plays things straight, with no show-offy visual flourishes, slowly building a full head of indignation and then letting all that pressure out with a whoosh of relief. Best of all, he gets really strong performances out of his players.
August 12, 2019
This is a perfectly serviceable movie -- it's a drama, it's well-acted, it's well-written. It's working, generally speaking.
August 12, 2019
Yes, Brian Banks suffered a terrible injustice... but it shouldn't have to come at the expense of so many other victims.
August 11, 2019
Perhaps a documentary would have suited Brian Banks' story more appropriately.
August 11, 2019
Solid and sincere, perhaps provoking discussion about sexual misconduct.
August 11, 2019
Aldis Hodge gives a shout stirring performance in the title role. Brian Banks is an inspirational true-story of a man who never gave up despite the odds against him. It is a definite must-see for 2019 and anyone who have ever lost faith.
August 11, 2019
It's [Hodge's] performance that makes BRIAN BANKS the film its makers intended it to be: a feel-good film about a broken system. And this is also its failing.
August 10, 2019
A worthwhile and righteous "true story" is botched in this mixed-bag of a movie.
August 10, 2019
A well-made, anger-inducing lambasting of a corrupt legal system that's more about scoring convictions than seeking the truth, particularly when the accused is a young black male.
August 10, 2019
The emancipation Brian Banks depicts becomes narrative chains in its wake.
August 10, 2019
The telling of Brian's story is, as I said, an earnest effort. But, there is a lack of spirit that is needed to elevate the miscarriage of justice to a higher level.
August 9, 2019
Hodge's resolute performance anchors the film, while the nuanced screenplay from Doug Atchison and lush visual language from cinematographer Ricardo Diaz push it several rungs above prosaic TV-movie-style fare.
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