The Netflix show’s linking of cruelty and emotional healing is dubious at best.
Ricky Gervais’s film hopscotches through a variety of premises, looking for jokes that never arrive.
Mark Osborne’s The Little Prince reveals itself to be concerned with the blossoming of qualified idealism.
This third and supposedly final edition in the franchise is nothing more than an uncomfortably transparent contractual obligation.
Freed from the burden of starting anew, Muppets Most Wanted restores the Muppets’ rightful place as stars of their own show.
It ably captures the provocative open forums that Dawkins and Krauss conduct, but its uneven nature occasionally dulls the effect of these intellectually stimulating conversations.
With Derek, Ricky Gervais has fashioned a series that forces him to suppress his gift for sharp, curt verbal punchlines.
It’s hard to exhibit anything other than pity toward Escape from Planet Earth.
A standard stand-up special like this doesn’t need many perks in the audio-visual department and so HBO delivers a standard setup.
Ricky Gervais’s cutting bon mots and regular bouts of indignant stammering keep the film more dry and sharp than broad and squishy.