This is one flat Ocean. That might make for smooth sailing, but not so smooth for a film.
Author Rich Heimlich
I love movies, tech, politics, games and more. I've been writing professionally since 1985 and, thankfully, have worked with some of the best editors in the business. I never planned to be a writer. It just kept happening. I always tell people I don't believe in fate but that fate seems intent on believing in me. I'm also a proud member of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle and the Broadcast Film Critics Association.
A film bursting with potential that slowly deflates like an overfilled balloon.
Director Kormákur seems to have a knack for draining all of the energy out of life’s most epic stories.
This doomed liner not only makes it to port, but entertains us even as we’re predicting its nearly-certain demise.
Reitman taps into the same invigorating emotional reservoir as his brilliant 2007 film Juno.
Makes us wish that all of the characters would end up dead in a grand Darwinian gesture of goodwill.
The Rock pulls off the truly impossible by salvaging this wreck from the surrounding rubble.
A slow burn of political chess across a white-hot board where every move comes from the shadows.
This creative and often intense film serves up captivating novelty through surprising, deafening silence.
A farcical mixed bag that will work for some and land with a dull thud for others.
A psychological mind screw that’s both half-brilliant and half-baked.