The filmmakers lay the groundwork for us to take the story as speculative fantasy, albeit with a real-life outcome.
David Frankel matches his subject in spirit, pushing something into the spotlight that, however unlikely, elicits irresistible glee.
Absent of humor and thrills, it’s also accented with designs and color schemes that are equally notable for their lack of risk.
Director Declan Lowney’s film operates from a conceit that affords only minor opportunities for true hilarity.
A coherent characterization of Robert Pattinson’s striving schemer is nowhere to be found in this pedestrian period piece.
The film world doesn’t need any more Guy Ritchies.