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.
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.
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.
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.