Stewart takes a truly brilliant “what if” idea and then crudely shoehorns a narrative into place.
Author Rich Heimlich
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More than anything else, The Rhythm Section is a score in search of a picture.
Loaded with rich atmosphere, several memorable shots and enough humor to keep us engaged.
This is a brilliant piece of filmmaking that’s utterly unforgettable.
Packs the screen with Hollywood heavyweights and fills each of their characters with enough charisma to rouse a coma ward.
Go back to a time when everything in life loomed so large.
It immediately reminds us of Goodfellas, and the comparison does this film no favors.
Outrageously complex to the point where we feel like it’s chasing its own tail.
Zellweger inhabits Garland so fully that we quickly forget that there’s just an actor behind the makeup.
To call this a lighter version of Twilight Struggle understates the situation entirely.
Returning director Andy Muschietti draws every ounce of stress out of every nail-biting sequence.