It becomes too cruel to generate laughter for anyone who would empathize with Ferrell’s tantrum-prone man-child.
It labors under the illusion that Sub Pop memorabilia is adequate substitute for the honest evocation of a creative subculture and the personalities of which it’s composed.
Heaven Is for Real is by Christians, for Christians, and deliberately, if subtly, antagonistic toward everyone else.
What starts as a tense thriller eventually evolves into a darkly humorous and astute character study, a Coen brothers-esque comedy of errors by way of a Jack Londonian survival story.
Alexander Payne films don’t have the distinct visual styles of movies by Quentin Tarantino or Wes Anderson, but they are quickly recognizable just the same.
The film overflows with characters even more repugnant than the irony of its groan-worthy title.
Smart People is—nah, too easy.