This probably couldn’t have been a better film, but it’s not a very pleasant or enjoyable one.
Forces a story to connect new characters with the old in a retread of all the things you loved about the original 1984 blockbuster.
Such a pity that a goldmine of material was so thoroughly wasted.
Thoughtful viewers looking for a mature, refined drama will want to seek out “The Goldfinch.”
A feel good piece of cinematic fluff for those who know the everyday joy of spending their lives with a companion animal that’s as pleasant as it is forgettable.