The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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The narrative isn't entirely convincing, but the powerful and heartfelt performances from Turgoose and Grainger are.
Harper has done enough with this striking, ambitious debut to herald the arrival of a major new filmmaking talent.
This is a film made with some verve and a real sense of place and atmosphere, but as a character study the main characters lack ...well ...character, I suppose.
Contempt for women is so pervasive as to make The Scouting Book for Boys an exercise in misogyny just short of torture porn.
Increasingly dark and involving, this British drama tells a gripping story through the eyes of an intriguing teen
The setting is a seaside caravan site where the acting and directing do not measure up to the script.
Newcomer Tom Harper's direction manages to be both clumsy and overly stylised, while the script by Skins writer Jack Thorne is predictable.
In the end, Scouting Book is a surprise delight, flawlessly cast and nimbly weathering its complex themes.
Tom Harper's feature debut is a wistful and atmospheric drama, with superb performances from Turgoose and especially Grainger.
First-time director Tom Harper creates a suitably foreboding atmosphere, ensuring that even if the dramatic turns the film takes stretch credibility, the film feels like a sincere reflection of its protagonist's world.
Tom Harper's debut feature shows the director has an eye for a great shot -- the opening sequence where the two young actors leap across caravan tops against the setting sun is particularly memorable.
While the performances are passable, the plot is much less impressive as it journeys into dark and increasingly improbable waters.
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