Excerpt: Paul Feig’s latest is one of his best. It’s a welcome change of pace that doesn’t let us forget his skills at comedy while also showing off his ability to craft a twisted, suspenseful thriller with great performances.
Excerpt: Witty, tense, and thrilling, but also cheerful, escapist, and fun, this is a perfect cinematic cozy mystery, kept on an even keel by the irresistibly charming Anna Kendrick. Merrily absurd pure entertainment.
Excerpt: It’s a helluva ride with more laughs than anticipated and a self-awareness that’s necessary to buy into the circus. Neither trashy nor over-bearing, A Simple Favor hits that sweet spot of pure satisfaction.
Excerpt: Muito apoiado nas soberbas actrizes e com um elenco secundário sólido (as crianças nem por isso), “A Simple Favor” rapidamente se torna num dos melhores thrillers do ano. A poderosa banda sonora maioritariamente em francês já nos tinha alertado que ia ser um filme com estilo, mas excedeu as expectativas.
Excerpt: ‘A Simple Favor’ starts well, but Paul Feig fails to pull everything together and execute effectively. However, the cast is impeccable — Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively steal the show with applause-worthy performances.