The way the film shuttles through its 90 minutes, it’s as if it’s been stripped of its most crucial narrative parts.
Kelly Macdonald is a master of understated vulnerability, but she can’t steer the film out of the doldrums.
There’s something to be said for Michael Bay’s turn to less expensive films after crafting quarter-billion-dollar toy commercials for the better part of a decade.
Joel Edgerton’s boilerplate direction is a blessing for a genre increasingly saddled with literal visualizations of madness.
Smart People is—nah, too easy.
Well, what did your parents tell you about talking to strangers?