Does well in celebrating the man, but has a rather pedestrian narrative for someone who raised the eyebrows of many.
The latest from director Joe Wright (‘Pride & Prejudice’, ‘Atonement’) is looking strong.
The necessary element of unpredictability is largely absent in this low-budget thriller.
Knows what it wants to accomplish, and doesn’t try too hard to go above and beyond to do so.
It isn’t all total gloom though.
A certain weak link bites the dust in this pivotal episode.
Cruise carries the film like the screen star he is, although it would have been great if he had been given more to chew on.
Jeff Bridges, Kate Winslet and Pierce Brosnan try their best in this monument to navel-gazing and self-pity.
A mix of impressive performances with sharp visuals and a wonderful score.
The follow-up should keep viewers engaged with spectacle, if not story.