Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s film ultimately succumbs to melodramatic clichés and simplistic political demagoguery.
Writer-director Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete exudes a quiet but self-evident sense of struggle.
Andrew Haigh’s film has an urgency for epic things to happen to its main character in the most literal sense.
Its take on the Warcraft universe is little more than a bargain-basement rehash of Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth.
Rebecca Miller is at her best when she finds the shared wavelengths of her lead cast’s divergent styles.