Haunting, well-crafted and dynamically acted by Jordan, Octavia Spencer and Melonie Diaz, this drama stays with you long after the credits roll.
A raw, brutally unflinching look at slavery backed by the year’s best ensemble and is the rightful Oscar favorite for Best Picture, Best Picture and Best Actor while making strong cases for Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor. It’s an unforgettably powerful experience.
Director Spike Jonze creates an adult fairy tale that wonders what society would look like if we could have relationships with operating systems that had their own intelligence and yearned to have a full human experience.
Joaquin Phoenix is excellent and Scarlett Johansson provides one of the most complete voice acting roles we’ve heard so far in this creative and thought-provoking romance drama.
Backed by tremendous 3D visuals that put you right in the action and Sandra Bullock’s performance, this was one of the rare spectacle events that lived up to the hype. If you can still see it somewhere on the big screen and in 3D don’t let another weekend pass without seeing it.
While you’re picking your jaw up from the floor, let me assure you this wasn’t some knee-jerk reaction to Paul Walker’s tragic death, but rather the result of a thoroughly entertaining movie that left every other movie in its dust.
I loved Fast 5 and thought there was no way possible for the franchise to top that effort, but through an evil doppelganger set of our protagonists, a never-ending runway, a Legion of Doom-worthy Doomsday Device, the post credit shocker and a tank(!), this film was the one I forgot about being a movie critic and just sat back as a regular moviegoer and enjoyed every minute of it.
This line from my review sums up my thoughts on it perfectly: This is a franchise whose filmmakers know what their audience likes and delivers movies that they’ll love.
I don’t know what the future holds for the franchise, but for 2013, this was definitely my favorite film.