John Crowley's adaptation of Donna Tartt's novel is a baffling mess.
The aquatic superhero doesn't quite strike gold, but it still embraces its own ridiculousness.
Joel Edgerton's conversion therapy biopic approaches its subject with good intentions, but doesn't stretch beyond routine.
All the best qualities of a family film, and then some more. (✯✯✯✯)
Another year is complete, but not without having talked about the wonderful experiences we've had at the cinemas. Together with the not-so-wonderful films. But alas, this has been an extraordinary year for films for the highlights still managed to stick their landing inside of our minds – and the inevitable "what about such and such?" [...]
There's enough good and bad to make this film worth the time. (???)
Where the original film doesn't succeed, this one does - but at a certain cost. (✯✯✯✯)
Starts promisingly then falters down to safety. (✯✯½)
A cleverly funny, yet frightening and sympathetic outlook at damaged people. (✯✯✯✯½)
Kubrick's swan song and at that, one of his most frightening. (✯✯✯✯✯)