Director Antoine Fuqua is adept at creating intensity and suspense, and this film ramps up the stress level almost to a breaking point.
A sweet movie with a timeless and inspiring tale of courage and kindness.
An undemanding summer blockbuster that should satisfy those looking for a way to beat the heat for a couple of hours.
Despite a fantastic turn from Gyllenhaal, the film is an unfunny, unsuccessful, elitist spoof about what happens when art and commerce collide, and it’s one that will be lost on most.
It’s far better than a television movie of the week, but it’s no game changer in the world of cinematic biopics.
If you are a fan of science fiction and horror, you could do much worse, but you’d be better served by just re-watching “Aliens” instead.