Sometimes I’ll watch a movie that I don’t really like and it’s tough for me to put into words why. This is one of those movies. It’s not that I hate it… I just didn’t think it was all that great. That’s why I am a bit tardy in writing this review and for that I apologize. This movie gets a sad 2.5 Icees.
Why sad? Well, with a cast like Viola Davis, Liam Neeson, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert Duvall and Colin Farrell you’d think this movie would be awesome. I know I did. I should have known when I saw that it has a rottentomatoes score of 91% with the critics but only 62% with the audiences. Now I know why. It’s a movie that is slow in development, with many slow points, many boring points. You know, the kinds of things those professional critics seem to love.
I can’t really point to any particular thing other than the general things I listed in the previous paragraph. This movie just never captured me. Liam Neeson’s role in this was sparse and pathetic. Viola Davis played a character you could never really associate with. The rest just kind of came along for the ride. The best word for them movie is “bleh”.
Now I didn’t give this a 1 or a 2… it is a 2.5 after all. Mainly because there were some decent moments in the film, but just not enough of them. Wait on this one until you can stream it.
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