BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 6/28

White House DownWHITE HOUSE DOWN 

“A rare bird. It’s a way, way over-the-top shoot-em-up buddy movie that also wants to be a cathartic wish-fulfillment fantasy for the American Left Wing. It’s nuts, but this is the good kind of silly.” – Bob Chipman, The Escapist

“If OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN was like the book you bring to the beach, this is like a comic book. No, that’s not fair… to comic books. Some graphic novels are well-written and intelligently plotted.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“There’s a lightness that’s missing from all those other glum summer blockbusters. Tatum and Foxx are two ridiculously charming bastards. Sharply crafted and gloriously silly, it’s the best DIE HARD movie since SPEED.” – Sean Burns, Philadelphia Weekly

 

The HeatTHE HEAT

“If you want to see just how low American film comedy has fallen, look no further than THE HEAT. We should be ashamed, appalled, and making amends.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Feig is a rudimentary director, but he really seems to like his characters. Bullock and McCarthy grow from broad caricatures to specific creations. The comical indifference to plot development allows for delightful asides.” – Sean Burns, The Improper Bostonian

 

Twenty Feet From StardomTWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM

“Just thrilling. This jubilant film festival favorite brings the house down while paying tribute to a lost art. Watching the movie feels like finally giving credit where it’s due.” – Sean Burns, Philadelphia Weekly

 

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