Oct 1, 2020
...two halves that don't quite make a compelling whole.
Nov 16, 2018
Examining the cause and effect of a moment in time...and above all, free will and choice, Qasim Basir delivers Destined, one of the most powerful films of the year.
Nov 21, 2017
[Destined is] a film as much about showing audiences our similarities beneath nature/nurture as it is the guilt and regret we carry everyday.
Nov 17, 2017
An amusing idea that runs out of steam not long after the premise is established.
Nov 17, 2017
Tracking one life, on two possible paths, the gloomy drama Destined derails into a rut of self-seriousness.
Nov 16, 2017
Basir flubs his big point about fate, choices and paths - that no matter our lives, we face the chance to change for good or bad - by embracing all the clichs he can find, then filming them without nuance or style.
Nov 16, 2017
Unfortunately, the two stories add up to less than the sum of their parts, with the intertwining narratives failing to comment on each other in sufficiently resonant fashion.