The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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The comedy in the film is biting and acerbic and sharply drawn from real life.
Sharply observed and understatedly amusing ...
Mr. Phillips's self-deprecating humor is amusing but not funny enough to give him the edge he needs to rise up and conquer.
The knowing satire "Punching Henry" may not amount to a lot in the end, but getting there is lots of fun.
It's the kind of observational humor that instills a knowing chuckle and nod of the head, as opposed to an all-out chortle.
Well observed and sometimes hilarious ...
Sympathy is a dollar that can only be stretched so far, and it gives out halfway through the movie.
Glum but smart comedy has some mature material.
There's an endearing weariness to Phillips' persona. He's about as close to a punching bag as a person can get for much of the film.
The result is endearing but also an incisive look at redemption and the fringes of fame.
Punching Henry features a fantastic supporting cast of comedians... and Phillips' low-key yet undeniable charisma keeps it from landing squarely in the Sad Bastard genre it otherwise circles, as does the fact that it's genuinely funny.
Still hapless, still deadpan, still cute...But if you saw "Punching the Clown" there's no compelling reason to see its sequel.
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