BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 6/8

PROMETHEUS

“Ridley Scott has fashioned a science fiction film that will leave fans arguing, with some dismissing it out of hand and others declaring it a modern masterpiece.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, The Sci-Fi Movie Page

“The best-looking stupid movie I have seen all year. It’s sumptuously photographed, and quite often inane.” – Sean Burns, Philadelphia Weekly

“That’s the big problem with this ‘prequel’ to the original alien film: there’s no real drama, or at least no sense of drama building as the story moves along.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“What’s left behind from the promising start is nothing more than muddled faux-philosophy, and even that’s probably more of a sequel set-up than an artistic statement.” – Jake Mulligan, The Suffolk Voice

“By default, the best thing even vaguely connected to ALIEN to come out in decades.” – Bob Chipman, The Escapist 

“If you were lost on an alien planet and a slimy creature emerged from a puddle of black goo, would you call it pet names and attempt to get closer to it?” – Greg Vellante, The Eagle Tribune

 

HYSTERIA

 “The kind of vibrator movie you can take your parents to see.” – Sean Burns, Philadelphia Weekly

“Contains enough grains of truth to make it just salty, and just spicy, enough that you soon get over the initial uncomfortable impulse to giggle and enjoy some real laughs.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston

“Despite its titillating subject, don’t expect HYSTERIA to create much of a buzz.” – Brett Michel, The Boston Herald

 

PEACE LOVE AND MISUNDERSTANDING

“For all the high-minded philosophical debates about gender equality, vegetarianism, and letting loose, it manages to come off as random chatter trying to sound smarter than the dialogue actually is.” – Monica Castillo, DigBoston

“It’s basically just GEORGIA RULE all over again. Only without Lindsay Lohan. Who thought that was a good idea?” – Jake Mulligan, The Suffolk Voice

 

MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED
 
“Plenty of slapstick and adventure for the kids, as well as a lot of wit and charm for the adults.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, NorthShoreMovies.net

 

“By the time our intrepid New York menagerie decides to give the circus an American makeover that is, when projected up on the screen in surprisingly effective 3D, glorious to behold, you’ll be hooked.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“Pure, simple fun that gave me the desire to shove sugary cereal in my mouth while watching and change back into my pajamas.” – Greg Vellante, The Eagle Tribune

“Insane in the best possible way.” – Brett Michel, The Boston Herald

 

NOBODY ELSE BUT YOU

“Hustache-Mathieu seems to delight in the small details of the story, the little objects or intimacies that reveal everything you ever wanted to know about a character.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

 
 
 
BEL AMI
 
“By the time yet another Paris matron throws herself at Pattinson, shock and disgust give way to exasperation.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston
 
 
 
 
 

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