BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP 11/22

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRECATCHINGFIRE

“In many ways it’s a better film than the first one. It keeps the strengths of the first film––the brilliant casting, the striking art direction––and does a much better job telling the story.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“It’s quite engrossing until the movie abruptly stops mid-scene, teasing another sequel coming soon to a theater near you. Sigh, the perils of franchise maintenance.” – Sean Burns, Philadelphia City Paper”

“This flick is a nail biter, even in the quiet moments.” – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

“Sure, it faithfully aligns with the book and safely plays to the franchise’s core audience. But this sequel is better cast, well-wound and powerfully paced.” – Norm Schrager, Meet-In-The-Lobby

 

DELIVERY MANDELIVERYMAN

“Slight but feel-good entertainment. It probably should have gone right to Lifetime in the first place, because it’s not going to be finding much of a home in movie theaters this weekend.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

BOOKTHIEFTHE BOOK THIEF

“The finished product is so lacking in visual dynamism and cinematic texture that it plays like an audio book with images attached. You could watch the picture with your eyes closed and lose very little.” – Jake Mulligan, EDGE Boston

 

 

GO FOR SISTERSGOFORSISTERS

“It’s an absorbing, well-researched snapshot from the American class struggle with excellent performances and an evocative sense of time and place.” – Sean Burns, Technology Tell

 

 

THE ARMSTRONG LIEARMSTRONG

“The underlying thread in this ruinous yarn is that the movie we’re seeing today only exists because Armstrong screwed the happy ending to Gibney’s 2009 documentary.” - Monica Castillo, DIG Boston

Leave a Reply