Gambling a life away Jim Bennett wants out, out from everything. His posh suits. His English professor job. Getting away from his debts and into a new life. That …
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If it's pedestrian to say that Bay's latest directorial example of hyper real, financial egotism is merely a bunch of robots shooting each other, sorry. It just is.
This film has plenty to give, except during ill-timed dramatic flourishes.
Everyone has their talents, and for Floridians Doyle, Lugo, and Doorbal, it wasn't their brains.
This contemporary noir finale is shot in close, battling with words, not guns.
Even if the film's abrasive wonder doesn't connect, there's something loveable about that bear as he tackles Mark Wahlberg and crunches his testicles.
Contraband doesn't do much for its credibility, most of the legitimate aspects coming between the family material.
Fighting is the only connecting point between them all though, the sole piece of the metaphorical puzzle holding them together.
The whole thing is so lax, lazy, and barely funny it never feels like it reaches the heart of the potential.
It's rare that a film can balance various forms of satire, both in comedic and dramatic forms.
What doesn't work is the downtime, in which Josh Klausner's script repetitiously uses the “out of touch” routine for some dialogue-driven laughs that aren't there.
Director Peter Jackson wants The Lovely Bones to be more than a missing child/murder mystery... That all fails… miserably.