Regardless of its clunky, corny, laughable midnight movie vibe, the eye-popping effects, imaginative costumes, and rowdy fun manage to make the film entertaining in spite of itself.
In a year of tenacious onscreen female leads, it’s even more disappointing that Kidman is wasted in a predictable film like this.
Overall, “Boy Erased” seems to be little more than slightly insincere Oscar bait.
“The Killing of a Sacred Deer” certainly is not for everyone, but those who appreciate the director’s previous work will find the film greatly rewarding.
It’s almost as if Sofia Coppola’s period piece “The Beguiled” was tailor-made to divide audiences, and I place the blame solely on the studio’s marketing department.
In the end, “Lion” sadly feels like nothing more than a strained, contrived tearjerker.