BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 02/17/2017

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“…a gonzo, over-the-top, thriller that slowly morphs into a horror film. Viewers able to buy into this waking nightmare will find themselves amply rewarded.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“the second and third acts of A Cure for Wellness make up for that convoluted first hour with some of the most impressive, insane and remarkable storytelling in recent memory.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

“A CURE FOR WELLNESS is a strikingly ambitious work—one of the most daring and inspired mainstream releases of recent memory.” – Greg Vellante, Forces of Geek

“Director Gore Verbinski will never be accused of going small.” – Brett Michell, The Improper Bostonian

 

 

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“Although the film gets a little to bogged down in toilet humor and silly sex jokes, there’s an energy to it all that makes even the most shamelessly stupid gags kind of fun to watch.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“…it’s just too damn bad Keen doesn’t strive to ascend higher peaks of lunacy in a film designed to do so.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

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“The joys of the film are both visceral and subtle. The subtlety is in the interplay between Chinese and Western expectations, both for the characters and for audiences.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“THE GREAT WALL is an insanely generic movie that will likely be considered mediocre at best. There’s a lot going on, but nothing that with the ability to captivate.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…a dumb movie about monsters invading medieval China and the brazenly anachronistic army tasked with staving it off, like someone fell asleep during THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS and attempted to recreate the Battle of Helm’s Deep based only on the subsequent dreams.” – Kristofer Jenson, C-Ville Weekly

“ If this is gonna be the future of blockbusters then I hope they all at least look this good.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

 

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“TONI ERDMANN climaxes with a comic set-piece so screamingly funny yet perfectly true to the characters, it’s not hyperbole to say that I was gasping for air and my sides were hurting afterwards.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“Crude humor paves the way to an exorcism of sorts, and the hijinks glide to graceful closure.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“And now, a high concept comedy from the country that invented comedy, Germany, in which a career woman’s ambition is pitted against her free-spirited dad’s waggishness. ” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

 

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