What could have been an old-fashioned family adventure is nothing but a big summer bummer.
The action would be so much more enjoyable if not for all the bouncing around.
The heart of “Joe Bell” is in the right place, but that’s not enough to make it a good movie.
A meditative study on the death of creativity, the bittersweet agony of memory and grief, and the need for connection, be it human or animal.
Follows the typical pattern of a Shyamalan project: a good idea with slightly better than average storytelling that culminates in a finale reveal that’s an anticlimactic letdown.
This movie is awful, playing like a product placement cash cow for Warner Brothers.