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Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

June 29, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Alex Kurtzman

Starring :

Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mark Duplass

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

3 of 4

“..this is a rare feel-good treat that nudges the heartstrings and makes you feel optimistic about the human race..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
Review rate : C+

“..the movie's central situation is all too plausible. So where's the fakery?..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
2.5 of 4

“..kurtzman directs with such energy and passion you keep hoping the film won't sink into melodramatic quicksand. It does..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
“..Kurtzman and Orci deserve credit for defying cliche, raining out the possibility of rom-com courtship between Pine and Banks and instead creating a movie that's overcast with incestuous dramatic irony..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
3.5 of 5

“..it succeeds admirably as a well-tuned family drama supported by great, strong performances..”
by James Rocchi [MSN Movies]
1.5 of 4

“..is neither funny enough for comedy or serious enough for real drama..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Barbara VanDenburgh [Arizona Republic]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Reviewed by Ella Taylor [NPR]
Reviewed by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
Reviewed by Mary F. Pols [TIME Magazine]

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LATEST REVIEWS

LEGEND :

“..while he arguably fails to rein in his leading man (or half of him), screenwriter-turned-director Helgeland has a light touch, leavening the ultra-violence - and there are gory scenes - with a flair for absurdity..”
by Helen O'Hara [Daily Telegraph]

THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED :

“..this film is so stupid it may burst your appendix..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

BEFORE WE GO :

“..Evans and Eve are always charming, but Brooke's real-world problems ring false in a story held together by chintzy fatalism and the logic of a first draft..”
by David Ehrlich [Time Out New York]

BREAK POINT :

“..Jay Karas doesn't exactly reinvent the wheel as he puts this odd couple through the paces of getting in shape and reconciling old wounds, but he's helped by some laugh-out-loud quirk in Gene Hong's screenplay, nice comic chemistry between the two leads..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

STEVE JOBS: MAN IN THE MACHINE :

“..sharp as always from Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

CHLOE AND THEO :

“..borrowing themes from "Candide," it makes us wonder why bad things happen to good people. Including movie audiences..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS :

“..the film takes a long time to get going because of all the prolonged, glib chit-chat that loses whatever satirical edge it might have initially possessed..”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [LA Times]

CONTRACTED: PHASE II :

“..has contracted many of the same problems with the first film - it's plagued with pacing and character issues - but still has enough gags for the home video audience..”
by Brad Miska [Bloody Disgusting]

EVEREST :

“..in narrative terms it's messy - as true stories tend to be. The dramatic focus is split between around half a dozen characters based on real people and it's not clear who we should root for..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]

BEASTS OF NO NATION :

“..artful, accomplished but not entirely sustained adaptation..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]