Reviews: The Old Guard (2020)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Director Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Love & Basketball,” “Beyond the Lights”) knocks her first action movie out of the park, her background in romance coming into play in the most startling and deeply meaningful way here.
  • Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: Director Gina Prince-Bythewood uses her keen sense for character to make The Old Guard a one of a kind groundbreaking Hollywood blockbuster that feels like a new, exciting direction for the action genre.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: While the portrayal of its villain leaves a lot to be desired, the film is a lot of fun. It delivers a satisfying action movie with real franchise potential.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Charlize Theron (further) cements her reputation as a badass action star.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: There’s plenty of bruising action, but this fantastic slice of comic-book pulp emphasizes the humanity of its immortal heroes. Gina Prince-Blythewood elevates the familiar with emotional authenticity.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: That it is handled with bullets, battle axes, and bruises that heal quickly makes for a fun jolt of action coming at audiences the right way.
  • [New] | Josh Taylor @
    • Excerpt: The Old Guard is a graphic novel adaptation that overcomes a familiar setup to deliver an energetic, exciting story that finds a way to make its seemingly invincible characters vulnerable. Director Gina Prince-Bythewood packs her movie with several competing aesthetics, and she’s mostly successful in getting them all to work in harmony.
  • Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
    • Excerpt: This action fantasy includes some fine performances as well as a new way to present superheroes.