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Reviews: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

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  • [New – 7/31/15] | Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: First-rate popcorn, a meticulously devised and elegantly executed spy movie that manages to thrill with its stunts, jangle with its set pieces, land a laugh or two, and not insult our intelligence. It took them a while to figure out exactly what the hell ‘Mission: Impossible’ was, but with movie numero cinco, it’s become clear: it’s the best spy series this side of Bond.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: …this film belongs to Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson as undercover British Intelligence agent Ilsa Faust, whose career is sure to get a serious boost after her fearless performance here.
  • [New – 7/31/15] | Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: So rather than stay close to its espionage roots as the more satisfying first and third chapters of the series have, or at least blend the action and intrigue more naturally as the previous GHOST PROTOCOL did, ROGUE NATION goes full-on John Woo and mythologizes Ethan Hunt (and by extension, Tom Cruise) just like in the clunky MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II.
  • [New – 7/31/15] | Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: What’s most impressive, perhaps, is that, somehow and beyond all traditional reasoning, this series doesn’t seem to be running out of steam.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Thrill-ride fun – the most exciting action-adventure of the summer…
  • [New – 7/30/15] | MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Works for your appreciation with gasp-inducing action sequences and an ethos that has fun with its legacy while moving in a new direction.
  • [New – 7/31/15] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Supplies our spy thriller drug of choice – mind-blowing stunts and action sequences – but they are delicious icing on a more than complacent vanilla cake.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Oktay Kozak @ Oregon Herald
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit
  • [New – 7/31/15] | Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit
    • Excerpt: Martial arts and a sense of levity balance the many tense action scenes
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: Is ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ the best action movie of the summer? No, but it’s not far off.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
    • Excerpt: Tries to takes things to another level with every fibre of its being. The result is a blockbuster that’s thoroughly entertaining, delivering an inventive mix of action set-pieces to rival the best of ‘em.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: Crackerjack stuff: Rogue Nation is the best film in the franchise since the original Mission back in 1996. Sleek and tight (despite a 132-minute running time), with level-headed, no-nonsense scripting and direction from Christopher McQuarrie, you won’t find a better summer blockbuster this side of Mad Max.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Kristy Puchko @ Comic Book Resources
    • Excerpt: “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” the megastar has finally found a partner who could carry the franchise’s mantle — if he ever dares to retire.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Goes on too long…but is still expertly mounted, enjoyably old-fashioned, action-packed cloak-and-dagger hokum.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine
    • Excerpt: Viewers will find that Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation more than lives up to the standards of the franchise, which has become Hollywood’s most reliable font of extravagant cloak-and-dagger adventure.

Reviews: Vacation (2015)

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  • [New – 7/31/15] | Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: Wacky hijinks ensue, some of them very funny, some dipping desperately into bad taste, some just falling flat. (Which, it’s worth remembering, was the case with even the best films of this franchise.)
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: The only truly inspired bit of touring comes from Charlie Day as a white water rafting guide with lame banter and suicidal tendencies.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: [The movie] offers a deep bench of comic actors in bit and cameo roles, as is the tradition with the series. They all are upstaged by an inanimate object.
  • [New – 7/31/15] | Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Frustratingly un-funny – skip this forgettable trip…
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: A remake in sequel clothing – a cynical and cloying attempt to repackage a beloved franchise for a new generation hoping it will hit so the studio may squeeze out a few more lackluster knock-off sequels.
  • [New – 7/31/15] | Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Vacation accomplishes what it sets out to do as a hijinks-heavy road comedy and stands upright as the even-less-PC sibling to the early-’80s mainstay. Uptight snobs who hate to laugh will be miserable, but it’s their loss.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • [New – 7/31/15] | Dan Lybarger @ ArkansasOnline.com
    • Excerpt: Should you actually have the time and money to afford a ticket to Vacation, I would recommend leaving immediately after the opening credits. The lion’s share of the laughs occur then.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Kristy Puchko @ Spinoff Online
    • Excerpt: In a summer where we’ve been given blisteringly subversive and fresh comedies like “Spy” and “Trainwreck,” this caustic “Vacation” is ill-timed. Its gags are outdated and hackneyed. Its heroes are annoying at best and despicable at worst. But most importantly, it’s just not funny.
  • [New – 7/31/15] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: The last sound you hear before the closing credits of ‘Vacation’ is that of a toilet flushing. That’s a fitting end to this unremmitingly crude, frequently repulsive sequel to a fondly-remembered cable perennial.

Reviews: Cartel Land (2015)

cartel_landHere are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • [New – 7/2/15] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: an eye opening look at organized vigilantism.
  • [New – 7/3/15] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Director Matthew Heineman’s Cartel Land is a brave exercise in and a fascinating piece of journalism.
  • [New – 7/23/15] | Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Chilling and compelling, ripped from today’s headlines…
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Jordan M. Smith @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: Looking like the lost and lamenting Édgar Ramírez as the self styled revolutionary and terrorist at the end of Olivier Assayas’ Carlos, Mireles realizes he’s become just another casualty of Mexico’s deep seated corruption at the hands of a never ending cycle of cartel. As guards are let down and professional clumsiness sets in, Heineman’s characters are revealed to be as complex as the alarmingly multifarious situations unfolding on both sides of the border.
  • [New – 7/16/15] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Vigilantism on both sides of the Mexican-U.S. line is the subject of Mathhew Heineman’s powerful but curiously diffuse documentary.

Reviews: Irrational Man (2015)

irrational_manHere are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • [New – 6/5/15] | Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Woody Allen non ce ne voglia, questo Irrational Man e’ film minore. Lo dimenticheremo presto.
  • [New – 7/31/15] | Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: For whatever reason — increasing age, declining interest, a fuller plate — ‘Magic in the Moonlight’ and now ‘Irrational Man’ play like first cuts of films that were shot from their first drafts. Mixed reactions to earlier pictures were often a result of personal preference or affection for Allen’s style, but these recent efforts aren’t even getting basic screenwriting and filmmaking right.
  • [New – 7/24/15] | Robert Cashill @ Popdose
  • [New – 7/17/15] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: [Allen’s] latest, repetitive in and of itself, finds the director spinning his wheels, rehashing themes in a stilted screenplay which the director fails to enliven via his actors.
  • [New – 7/23/15] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: It’s an experiment in contradictory tones, but it’s not a convincing one.
  • [New – 7/24/15] | James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • [New – 6/19/15] | Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: An intriguing, mischievous morality tale that’s infused with dark humor.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Brent McKnight @ Cinema Blend
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: After the entirely underwhelming Magic in the Moonlight, Woody Allen has returned with an equally underwhelming effort in Irrational Man.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Breezy though inconsequential, and…intellectually shallow despite rather show-offish attempts to appearphilosophically sophisticated in dealing with ethical issues.

Reviews: Phoenix (2015)

phoenixHere are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • [New – 6/5/15] | Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Anche qui, come ne La scelta di Barbara, il finale toglie letteralmente il fiato.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: …not only a cinephile’s treasure trove, a throwback to the film’s of the forties touched with a modern sensibility, but a canny psychological portrait of a defeated country.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Phoenix’ takes a dual meaning when a woman is reincarnated after a disfiguring incident and finds her estranged husband employed at a nightclub of the same name.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Carson Lund @ Are The Hills Going to March Off?
    • Excerpt: To watch Phoenix is to be put in the position of an investigator analyzing the psychological import of the most microscopic of gestures. Historical insight and cinematic sophistication, coexisting in a tight bind that puts neither on a platform, rarely synchronize with such tremendous grace.
  • [New – 6/18/15] | Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: Nina Hoss is the bauss. The ever-enigmatic German actress gives a powerhouse performance as Nelly, the fiercely seductive survivor of Christian Petzold’s post-war drama Phoenix.
  • [New – 6/4/15] | Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]

Reviews: The Look of Silence (2015)

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Reviews: Paper Towns (2015)

paper_townsHere are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • Marina Antunes @ Row Three
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: Perhaps the most telling thing about ‘Paper Towns’ is how much better the film plays once Margo’s gone — because not only Quentin but also the author, screenwriters, and director (all men, BTW) see her so much more clearly as an idea than as a person.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: Another content-rich dramedy based on a bestseller by John Green.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: has a couple of solid themes (taking risks, learning to look beyond initial and public perceptions), but this time around the YA material is weighted down by too much contrivance and leads who are frankly uninteresting. What it does have are supporting roles that enable many young newcomers…to shine.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: The other mystery is unspoken and unintentional: What is it about Margo that causes such a hullabaloo?
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Formulaic melodrama, appealing primarily to pre-teens or those who have never seen John Hughes’ angst-riddled comedic dramas.
  • [New – 7/31/15] | Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Wearing a true heart on its sleeve and in tune with how it feels to come of age, “Paper Towns” is sensitive, engaging and emotionally satisfying, notwithstanding a destination that can’t help but be a letdown. Even so, isn’t how we get there more important?
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: Paper Towns doesn’t bring the full-scale cheese of The Fault in Our Stars, nor does it inspire the same mass catharsis/hysteria, and while one appreciates the lack of sloppy cry-faces at the movies, this film lacks a spark.
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: Heartwarming, nostalgic – and utterly charming. At almost every step along the journey, the film feels entirely sincere.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: Paper Towns is one of the dumbest and most wrong-headed movies I’ve ever seen about teenagers, a movie with intentions that seem romantic but come off as horrifying. This isn’t about the lives of teenagers; it’s the shockingly light-hearted portrait of kids who commit several dozen misdemeanors all in the name of romance and free will.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Paper-thin…a meandering coming-of-age tale that comes across as a nostalgia trip for John Hughes devotees.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Kent Turner @ School Library Journal
  • Sarah Ward @ Concrete Playground

Reviews: Pixels (2015)

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  • [New – 7/30/15] | José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Más allá de lo divertidamente nostálgico de ver a los grandes iconos de los salones recreativos en pantalla grande, poco que destacar de la enésima comedia blandengue de Adam Sandler. Otro bluff veraniego.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: If you can get past a knee-jerk reaction to Adam Sandler and Kevin James, “Pixels” can be a lot of fun.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: like the second rate leavings of “Wreck-It Ralph” by way of an Adam Sandler family movie attempting to pre-board the rebooted Ghostbusters 80’s nostalgia bandwagon.
  • Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: In the context of what they bring to the table in this movie, the statement “and Kevin James as the President of the United States” is the funniest thing about these actors’ presence here.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: A sloppy, sci-fi comedy bust….
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: If you played arcade games in the early ’80s, you just might really enjoy this ridiculous movie
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Ben Kendrick @ Screen Rant
    • Excerpt: Despite a solid premise and talented supporting cast, Pixels is another shallow addition to Adam Sandler’s product line.
  • [New – 7/31/15] | Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Instead of comparing “Pixels” to any of Sandler’s previous vehicles with a backhanded compliment, like “that was more of a kick in the shin than a ball in the groin,” it’s actually pretty painless.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com
    • Excerpt: … aspires to be a new ‘Ghostbusters.’ More like a sci-fi ‘Deuce Bigelow.’ All that’s missing is Rob Schneider on the sidelines urging ‘You can do it!’
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Dan Lybarger @ ArkansasOnline.com
    • Excerpt: Where is Wreck-It Ralph when he’s most needed?
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Frank Ochieng @ SF Crowsnest
    • Excerpt: …the clunky ‘Pixels’ is nothing more than an updated poor man’s version of the aforementioned ‘Ghostbusters’ with little distinctive spark or imagination to accompany the empty zaniness. This latest lame and recycled Adam Sandler-led vehicle should come with the familiar message that is flashed at every conclusion of a video game: Game Over!
  • Kristy Puchko @ Spinoff Online
    • Excerpt: If “Wreck-It Ralph” was a love letter to video games, “Pixels” is that careless sext in the middle of the night that reads, “U up?”
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Juvenile in every conceivable respect, less coarse than Sandler’s recent vehicles but unhappily not much more engaging.

Reviews: Southpaw (2015)

southpawHere are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • [New – 7/30/15] | Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Director Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day,” “The Equalizer”) has never been accused of subtlety, so the depth of performances he achieves here are noteworthy even if the story beats come down like a sledgehammer.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Southpaw features the components of a fine, character-driven movie, but they’re sandwiched between an unpalatable first act and a routine final one.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Seriously slick, sweaty, strenuous boxing flick, filled with extreme spiritual and physical suffering on the road to revenge and redemption….
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com
    • Excerpt: Instead of a performance Gyllenhaal gives a mumbling, self-conscious impression of Eminem. And because of this, we never fully commit to this gritty update of ‘The Champ.’
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: It’s amazing to see how far Gyllenhaal has come as an actor who transforms himself physically, emotionally, and mentally for each role he plays.
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: Jake Gyllenhaal does his best Mike Tyson in Southpaw, a boxing movie about a tough kid from a Hell’s Kitchen orphanage who goes on to become a Lightweight champion, loses everything, and then picks himself back up by his teeth in an effort to come out back on top.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Essentially just a down-and-dirty variation on that classical pugilistic tearjerker ‘The Champ’…despite its hardboiled exterior, the movie still wallows in sentiment and cliche.
  • Ron Wilkinson @ Monsters and Critics
    • Excerpt: An almost fatally derivative fight flick is saved by a key performance and some good old on-screen fight hokum.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine
    • Excerpt: Southpaw foregrounds straightforward, moralistic storytelling that is reminiscent of early 20th-century boxing flicks like The Champ and Gentleman Jim.

Reviews: Ant-Man (2015)

ant-manHere are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • [New – 7/30/15] | José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Amena y simpática propuesta que se percibe más bien como una película de transición para presentar al gran público al que debería ser uno de los futuros miembros de los Vengadores cinematográficos. No está mal, aunque en otras manos podría haber sido mejor.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: For a film credited to four very funny writers and positioned as a wacky Marvel spin-off, ‘Ant-Man’ spends an unfortunate portion of its running time wallowing in overwrought, soapy subplots and teary-eyed confessions. But such tonal incongruities — the desire to be both quip-happily irreverent and end-of-the-world serious — have become an increasingly prevalent (and crippling) element of the Marvel house style, which is also manifested in the cutesy ‘Avengers’ references, the surprise cameos that are executed with all the panache of ‘Love Boat’ guest shots, and the doubled-up end-credit cookie scenes, which have become the studio’s equivalent of cheeseball TV “next time on…” teasers.
  • Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: A rousing 3-D sci-fi adventure that celebrates the teamwork between a man on an important mission and a band of insects.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: With a lighter delivery coming with plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor and sarcastic moments, “Ant-Man” plays friendlier and more fun than the darker slate of superhero movies coming down the pike. (I’m looking at you, “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad.”)
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: It’s “The Incredible Shrinking Man” via “Them” crossed with “Toy Story” set in a super hero world.
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: In contrast to most Marvel Comics-based films, director Peyton Reed follows what the film’s title seems to prescribe. Instead of going grand and overwrought, ANT-MAN goes small and intimate.
  • Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Why, oh why, must these movies telling the story of the beginnings of a superhero do the same things over and over and over again?
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: While ‘Ant-Man’ fits seamlessly into the Marvel Universe, it doesn’t subscribe to the typical action-driven narrative for which the studio has become known and that’s a good thing.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Two father/daughter stories – with splashy simulations, utilizing macro-photography and motion-capture technology.
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Ant-Man is a boilerplate superhero production. It reinforces the (unfair) accusation that, if you’ve seen one costumed crime fighter film, you’ve seen them all.
  • Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Marvel’s tiniest hero stars in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s smallest movie so far, one that loses Paul Rudd’s charm among familiar comic-book action.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Paul Rudd is the little superhero that could trying his best to latch onto the Avengers’ coattails. Michael Peña’s comic relief role is the unexpected highlight in this new kid on the block.
  • [New – 7/31/15] | Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Reasonably smaller, comparably self-contained and far less plot-heavy than Marvel’s earlier superhero offering this summer season (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”), it is a pipsqueak but such a lively, likably unpretentious pipsqueak.
  • Oktay Kozak @ Oregon Herald
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com
    • Excerpt: Wisely marketed at the small-fry … closer to ‘Antz’ than the mutant radioactive variety (in ‘Them!’).
  • Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]
    • Excerpt: Ant-Man’ ranks among the three entries into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it is certainly the funniest of them all, even more so than last year’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
  • Frank Ochieng @ SF Crowsnest
    • Excerpt: Ant-Man is a soulfully weird, witty sliced-down spectacle of a comic book film…It will take more than a gigantic can of Raid to destroy the indomitable presence of Ant-Man and what his hedonistic heroics–both physical and psychological–bring to the prized picnic table.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: The world’s smallest superhero makes a splash on the big screen in Marvel’s Ant-Man, a fast, funny, often flippant comic book outing that, refreshingly, dials things back a bit from recent studio outings.
  • Kristy Puchko @ Spinoff Online
    • Excerpt: You want proof that opening up Marvel movies to diversity makes for better movies? Look no further than the casting of Peña as a very atypical thief, who has equal enthusiasm for stealing smoothie machines as he does Belgian waffles, wine tastings and abstract art.
  • Jerry Roberts @ www.armchairoscars.com
    • Excerpt: Ant-Man is an entertaining movie that feels like a small anti-chamber off to the side of the vast Marvel Cinematic Universe. It feels like a break from the bigger more serious-minded team ups, focusing on a character that many of us don’t really know. Yet, it doesn’t feel like a forced entry. True, you didn’t hear anyone saying “Gee, I hope they make an Ant-Man movie,” but the movie works because of some bold creativity and a script that mercifully doesn’t take itself too seriously or drown itself in sad-clown drama.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: The movie’s almost self-deprecating sense of tongue-in-cheek humility is matched by the fact that all the pleasures it affords are very small indeed.
  • Sarah Ward @ artsHub
  • Ron Wilkinson @ Monsters and Critics
    • Excerpt: Extracts from the Disney attractions are dreadful but personality wins the day in this light duty superhero tale.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine
    • Excerpt: The film’s only definitive merit is its pint-sized action sequences, which are undeniably a smashing success.
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