Published May 24, 2020
Published May 23, 2020
Not sure about this one. It had to skip theatres and so Netflix snatched it up, we were keen to see it as part of the whole ‘early release’ thing. On the surface, it’s a good enough movie, but I really think it only stands up because of the fantastic chemistry between the two leads, and their great banter.
Published May 16, 2020
Published May 9, 2020
Published May 8, 2020
Loved this film! Was expecting it to be either pretty lame or a bit of an oddball one like Playing With Fire, but it wasn’t. It was a sensible story, very funny, and not predictable - I mean, obviously you knew where it was going with the big showdown, but they threw in a couple of twists and things didn’t go how you always thought they would.
Published May 7, 2020
I think Julia Louis-Dreyfus carries this film incredibly well, she’s got exactly the right mix of frustration, sadness, desperation, but loyalty and her facial expressions are on point. Will Ferrell seems completely out of place in this movie, totally mis-cast. The dark comedy doesn’t really come out of him well in this, and he plays a very wooden character so that it’s hard to see the motivation and thus hard for JLD to have anything to bounce off of.
Published May 5, 2020
The general consensus for this film is that it’s fine, a perfectly good movie, but not anywhere near Pixar at their best. And I agree with that to a degree. I thought both Chris Pratt and Tom Holland did a great job with lending their voices to this and had good chemistry as brothers trying to work out their relationship.
Published April 27, 2020
I wasn’t expecting to like this. In my head, I feel like I’ve had mixed responses to Guy Ritchie’s gangster-style work and I wasn’t sure this was going to be any good. I was so wrong. I loved it! Hugh Grant is incredible in this, slimy and sneaky, but bouncing so well off Charlie Hunnam’s implacable, quiet and stern character.
Published April 24, 2020
Published April 18, 2020