This film would is better than anything of it's kind in the '80's and it's better than most comedies in the last decade. It's just not a high bar.
It is a good idea, executed in the most average way.
"Fellowes helped this American Irishman love and respect an English family, much like old Tom. Sure, they're clueless at times, but they notice each other and they understand their place is one of duty, because of love. This is a great work in understanding humanity as it progresses. It's one of the best films of the year, even if it feels like a victory lap."
This type of film has not been attempted since it's most directly inspired The Sixth Sense in 1999. The Bruce Willis movie used a much more straightforward approach and subsequently scored much higher gains at the box office.
Dragged Across Concrete feels like an epitaph on the career of Mel Gibson. He's done good work for so many years, only to be busted down to making movies that make their debut off the big screen.
"IT is one of the highest points of horror cinema in this decade. If the second chapter doesn't reach classic status, there will be very few complaints. This is a combination of films that will be watched when kids the age of the Losers have overnight sleepovers for generations to come."
"Overall, it's a decent enough movie for a one time through, made better with the most screen time I have seen anyone give to Williamson in years."
"Weaving shows a believable range from comic, to frantic and then to vengeful. "
#midsommarthedirectorscut Ari Aster somehow makes the film feel shorter by adding 24 minutes.
The overall feeling of the film works for one viewing, but it sure draws out its 95 minutes.