Reviews: Serenity (2019)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reelling Reviews
    • Excerpt: It seems silly, until it doesn’t, the expected closing credit updates at once chastising us for our misplaced amusement and muddying those clear blue waters with information at odds with what we have just seen.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: Steven Knight makes some audacious moves, and while some elements don’t quite add up, it’s an experience that needs to be seen to be believed.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Accidental hilarity turns ugly in this baffling exercise in genre-hopping that thinks it justifies its Hollywood-typical adolescent-boy attitudes about women, sex, violence, and morality. It does not.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Give writer/director Steven Knight an award for trying something different, but the sheer chutzpah of what he attempts to achieve with an A-list cast and an A-potential idea, is all washed away as Knight overplays his hand and earns the “you’ll never see this coming” ending the hard way.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: “Serenity” ends up being a film that doesn’t work, but it’s too bizarre not to recommend for curiosity’s sake and might need to be seen to be believed.
  • Jared Mobarak @
    • Excerpt: It unfortunately seems Knight believed the “coolness” factor of his premise would overshadow his inability to render it authentically.
  • [New] | Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: No clear sailing.
  • Frank Ochieng @ Screen Anarchy
    • Excerpt: There is something fishy about the modern sea-bound neo-noir thriller Serenity that is not quite worth taking the bait. Serenity, for the most part, falsely boasts a turbulent tide of steaminess but only manages to sink in its woefully perfunctory puddle.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: The story is ambitious and the performances are dedicated but, unfortunately, ‘Serenity’ does not work on any level – no thanks to Steven Knight’s half-baked screenplay.