Excerpt: The new ‘Crisis,’ while “suggested” by the old one, is very much its own (fictional) story, its own thing with its own style. And it’s snappy, smart, and entertaining enough to suggest a smarter route for narrative filmmakers attempting the same translation.
Excerpt: It is no easy task to make Sandra Bullock unlikeable on screen, but director David Gordon Green manages just that in his toothless South American political satire that squanders its premise as readily as its capable cast.
Excerpt: When Bullock’s Jane hits her stride to legitimately have fun, so did I. It’s too bad everything grinds to a halt for a tacked on message the satire should have revealed without the cloying melodrama.
Excerpt: In a sense Our Brand is Crisis is challenging and ambitious with its concept of American political outsiders enforcing their superior will and ways on a foreign country. But this is the main problem because Crisis never rises to the occasion of following up on the interesting dilemma it wants to poke a stick at with cautionary, dark-seeded chuckles.
Excerpt: Our Brand Is Crisis has moments that sparkle with wit and charm, but overall it’s a sloppy slog through partially formed ideas and characters so unappealing you’d likely fake an injury or emergency phone call rather than spend 107 minutes with them.