This film isn’t grand in scope, but in its concept and storytelling. It also features one of the very best performances of the year.
Director Antoine Fuqua is adept at creating intensity and suspense, and this film ramps up the stress level almost to a breaking point.
It’s always nice to see a substantial leading role for a mature female actor, and this film provides a great one for Sigourney Weaver.
An extremely bleak holiday movie that could perhaps become a tradition in certain acerbic households.
When stripped of its manufactured whimsy, this is just another conventional biopic.
There’s no easy answer to the problem of overmedicating children, but the film raises important questions on both sides and should get audiences talking.