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.
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.
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.
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.