Everly Reviews

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September 19, 2019
With its drab visual palette and ceaseless repetition of violence, there's little to recommend.
May 10, 2019
Everly is a loud joyous, proud celebration of its genre, and frankly, it's just a hell of a fun thing to watch.
May 7, 2019
At times threatening to be the glorious piece of exploitation cinema it occasionally aims for, Everly never really gets a grip on... anything, really.
October 24, 2018
From the first time we meet our tragic hero, Everly is a roller-coaster of escapism every action fan should take in.
November 9, 2017
All said and done, this is Salma Hayek channeling her inner GI Jane. It could have been way more ambitions though.
October 30, 2017
Watching Hayek going through the increasingly blood-soaked motions as the improbably resourceful title character quickly becomes embarrassing.
March 2, 2016
There are some genuinely great action bits mixed in with a handful that are a bit more tired, and the overall package is full of ups and downs.
December 14, 2015
Despite his and Hayek's best efforts, the result is sloppier than the mess Everly creates, blowing up a lift full of Yakuza.
June 28, 2015
Those with an adolescent nostalgia for video-nasty era degradation/retribution may be mildly titillated, but Lynch has neither the wit nor desire to raise this above the level of faux-retro fanboy fantasy.
June 26, 2015
There are references to Leon, Kill Bill and Se7en, plus a whole lot of Japanese men in sharp suits -- leading to a distinct whiff of dj Woo.
June 26, 2015
Lynch shows some visual flair with a few clever, Tarantino-like touches but the film overall is a deadening and claustrophobic experience, in which the human interest diminishes as rapidly as the body count rises.
June 26, 2015
A relentless onslaught of violent action, this movie is notable mainly because there's a woman at the centre of it, which means that it's entertaining even if it's rather pointless.
June 25, 2015
Salma Hayek stars in what must be the most distasteful and exploitative film of the year so far.
June 25, 2015
Lynch revels in showing woundings and torture, to the point where even the most hardened action fans may find themselves wincing.
June 25, 2015
From script to performances, it's completely implausimundo. And it's often nasty to the point of gratuitous, with a sense of humour likely only to appeal to those who take their comedy extra black.
June 25, 2015
A gruelling gimmick thriller, pitched at dead-eyed graduates of the Matthew Vaughn school of cinematic sociopathy.
June 25, 2015
Messy and unlikeable.
June 25, 2015
If it were an exam paper, you'd scrunch the whole thing up into a ball and throw it back at the overconfident poser who'd just submitted it. Preferably on fire.
June 23, 2015
Even slobbering Salma fans might come away feeling frustrated at the lack of an x-rated payoff.
June 22, 2015
Everly has guts and sparkle but, without sense, it all adds up to nothing but bluster.
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