BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 12/26/2014

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INTO THE WOODS

“How many different ways can one shoot trees?” – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

“Outside of the criticisms that I have, nothing in INTO THE WOODS is below average. Then again, nothing in it is that far above average either.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“Director Rob Marshall… makes good use of Hollywood magic to make the fairy tale magic seem real in a way that is not possible on stage.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

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“If you’re hoping for more than the usual, you’re most likely going to be disappointed in some fashion, because there isn’t much to offer in UNBROKEN.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“In choosing to make the POW experience the crux of the film, the preliminary material goes on far too long as we await the story proper to finally begin.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

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“…a feminist crowd-pleaser with the force of moral righteousness on its side.” – Inkoo Kang, The Wrap

“The Margaret Keane biopic never finds its own inspired streak, because it gives Burton nothing to paint.” – Jake Mulligan, Edge Boston

 

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“This buddy comedy is no classic on the level of PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, and it’s not nearly as self-critical as THIS IS THE END.” – Monica Castillo, Movie Mezzanine

 

 

THE GAMBLERTHE GAMBLER

“Although I wish that THE GAMBLER actually gambled by take some risks to give us viewers an authentic sense of suspense and trouble, I can’t say that this remake resulted in failure.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“THE GAMBLER has been adjusted for inflation.” – Jake Mulligan, Edge Boston

“It’s not quite a holiday movie, but a powerful performance by Wahlberg makes it worth seeing.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

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