BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 01/11/2019

download (8)THE UPSIDE

“The definitive upside of THE UPSIDE is that it finally ends, but not before reminding us that ‘Phillip and Dell remain friends to this day.’” – Greg Vellante, Spectrum Culture

“There may be an audience of people who are satisfied with THE UPSIDE, and find the story of a paralyzed man discovering beauty in the small things in life both original and inspirational, but I’m not one of them.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

“The film is predictable in too many ways, but when it works it’s because of the rapport that develops between Phillip and Dell, which is to say Cranston and Hart.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

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“…I found it all a bit silly and way overdone, wallowing in over-deliberate grotesquerie as some sort of misguided mark of integrity — which, come to think of it, is a pretty good way to sum up the movie itself.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“The story never feels like it connects and all the supporting characters do is pad out a melodramatic crime drama.” – Max Covill, Film School Rejects

“DESTROYER fails to live up to the sum of its parts.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks

“There’s a superb 90-minute movie woven through DESTORYER’s two-hour run time, tight-knit and tense, free of excess flab and much, much meaner by consequence. We don’t have that movie.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

dogs-way-homeA DOG’S WAY HOME

“If it isn’t a great artistic achievement, it is a well-crafted movie that achieves exactly what it sets out to do. If you find such material appealing, it will work.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies