BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 2/1

WARM BODIESWARM BODIES

“Puckish, witty and made with a good deal more care than the usual supernatural teensploitation.” – Sean Burns, The Improper Bostonian

“Director Jonathan Levine panders to the teen set with a fervor that would make Stephenie Meyer blush.” – Jake Mulligan, The Boston Phoenix

“This smart, effective film cloaks itself in the trappings of TWILIGHT to subvert them, a clever bit of genre commentary wrapped in a cute, breezy package.” – Andrew Crump, Go See Talk

“A gentle, lighthearted little send-up of zombie movies that commits to its own ridiculous premise with complete, un-ironic sincerity.” – Bob Chipman, The Escapist

“With Valentine’s Day just a couple of weeks away, WARM BODIES provides the means to have your sweetie’s heart and eat it too.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“A perfectly entertaining misstep—something I reckon could have been done a lot better, perhaps if aimed more at adults than the teen crowd.” – Greg Vellante, The Eagle Tribune

“It isn’t a terrible horror comedy, just a mediocre one that squanders a fresh premise with lackluster humor that’s likely to amuse hipsters.” – Evan Crean, Starpulse

 

BULLET TO THE HEADBULLET TO THE HEAD

“Racially tinged conversations between old-fashioned Bobo and Korean-American super-cop Kwon don’t confront and subvert stereotypes as much as they think they do.” – Kristofer Jenson, DigBoston

“Is this what BEVERLY HILLS COP would have been like, had the producers continued their original plan to have Stallone star in the title role?” – Evan Crean, Starpulse

“Watching the movie won’t be as fatal, especially for those who enjoy fast-paced and not very complex action movies.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“A credible foray into winter-film barbarism, and it might have been funnier if it left out the samurai jokes.” – Monica Castillo, The Boston Phoenix

“Hill, who once struck us with his aesthetic exuberance, has receded into full-fledged incompetence.” – Jake Mulligan, EDGE Boston

 

STAND UP GUYSStand Up Guys

“Has Al Pacino ever looked so small?” – Brett Michel, The Boston Phoenix

“We’re still all trying to block JACK AND JILL out of our collective memories, and this is hardly an embarrassment. But that doesn’t mean it’s fun to watch, either.” – Jake Mulligan, EDGE Boston

 

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