Isabel Coixet’s intermittent visual flourishes do little to amplify the stakes of her low-key narrative.
Jesse Peretz’s film is loaded with inconsequential detours and questionable character psychology.
The filmmakers mine a good deal of satirical humor from their characters’ thirst for extravagance.
Dog Days remains committed to coloring within the lines of established tropes in the animal-centric family film.
The film suddenly and unfortunately morphs into a generic and manipulative missing-person thriller.
It takes aim at myriad targets and bluntly satirizing them in disparate styles that never mesh into a cohesive whole.
Daniel Zelik Berk’s film trots out murky plot twists that leave crucial details needlessly shrouded in mystery.
By the end of the film, it’s clear that the most merciful act for the series may be a stake through the heart.
Rob Reiner’s film rests on broad, sweeping proclamations about the importance of factual reporting.
The film flirts with miserablism, but it counterbalances the direness of Nisha’s situation with moments of levity.