Proud Mary Reviews

January 25, 2018
"Proud Mary" isn't a retro action thriller at all, but a staid family drama, and an incredibly boring one at that.
January 18, 2018
Where the movie falls and can't get up is in the dialogue, the camerawork, and the editing.
January 14, 2018
This dipshit drivel guns down Taraji P. Henson's bid for action-hero glory - and it should be ashamed of itself for wasting such talent.
January 13, 2018
Henson's both-feet-on-the-ground performance tries to rein in the chaos, but the simple fact is that she-and the moviegoers, many of them people of color, who will come out to see this film-deserve much better support behind the camera.
January 13, 2018
"Proud Mary" is a flawed shoot-em-up whose heart may be in the right place, but its head is nursing a gaping wound.
January 13, 2018
Ms. Henson, ever simmering, takes Mary's moral conundrum very seriously. Her expressive eyes and nuanced body language work well for the character; she can put across a major change in attitude just by shifting a hip.
January 12, 2018
You'd think a movie called Proud Mary would be sonically sensational, but the busy score is so ineffectual that it might as well be coming from the next multiplex screen over.
January 12, 2018
It's a good thing that [the] characters genuinely care about each other, because Proud Mary sure doesn't, and most of the people watching it won't either.
January 12, 2018
They got the right star for sure, but they haven't given her a proper vehicle.
January 12, 2018
Henson clearly has the swagger, charm, and ferocity to make one hell of an action star. She deserves a movie that does her talents justice.
January 12, 2018
But the mood is ruined by sloppy direction and an offbeat rhythm. You can't help but feel like you're watching a parody rather than a sincere tribute to female-led blaxploitation films like Foxy Brown, Cleopatra Jones or Coffy.
January 12, 2018
"Proud Mary" doesn't deserve the lack of faith its studio has in it. In fact, it's almost good, so close to success that its flaws truly become frustrating.
January 12, 2018
Ostensibly about a hired killer (the Halloween wigs and running-in-stilettos kind) who decides to reclaim her femininity, the picture is sunk by its all-male writing and directing team's narrow conception of womanhood as lipstick and maternal instincts.
January 12, 2018
The lyrics of that song may urge Proud Mary to keep on, but all evidence here says she should call it a day - letting the actress who plays her find some more worthy franchise if she really wants to be an action hero.
January 12, 2018
Henson holds it together and, at moments, comes close to convincing you that you're watching a better movie.