BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 01/15/2016

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13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI

“Politics aside, 13 HOURS is just a dull and poorly assembled grab for ticket sales.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

“It’s the bloated and relentlessly violent brother of PEARL HARBOR, another Bay film we almost forgot about being offensive for the sake of the director’s juvenile compulsions.” – Sam Cohen, Under the Gun Review

“If you take all of the film’s political trappings away, all you have is a mediocre war movie made with a grand total of zippety-do in the craft department.” – Andy Crump, A Constant Visual Feast

“13 HOURS is not a political film, but will be treated as such by those with an agenda.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

ride-along-2RIDE ALONG 2

“Unfortunately, the movie shows its cards much too early, defeating the element of surprise.” – Monica Castillo, International Business Times

“RIDE ALONG 2 shocked me a little bit by maybe being better than the original.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

hero_Mustang-2015MUSTANG

“Ergüven doesn’t tip the outrage scale into histrionics, but she doesn’t need to. We can sense exactly how pissed off she is behind the lens.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“Whatever the outcome maybe, though, always keep that early image in mind, the one with the girls cuddled protectively around each other. Carry it with you as you leave the theater. ” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

 

 

band of robbersBAND OF ROBBERS

“Ever wonder what Tom Sawyer might look like in the mold of a 20-something millennial slacker? Then this film is for you.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

 

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