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Beckett Reviews

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October 15, 2021
This action-packed thriller aims to exploit the unexpected, offering a suspenseful watch with a unique combination of storyline, location, and actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 28, 2021
Shall I go on to talk about the fact that the music tries to supply the tension that's not in the script? Or that we never do understand who the various bad guys represent? And that by the end we no longer care?
September 10, 2021
Beneath the stylish surface, the film lacks the meaningful sociocultural depth to supplement its straightforward twists.
September 9, 2021
Good -- not great -- but certainly worth checking out.
September 4, 2021
Who doesn't love this kind of thriller when done well, but this is stumbling, loosely conceived and lacks conviction, despite terrific cinematography and music of mood
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 2, 2021
There's a Hitchcockian simplicity to Ferdinando Cito Filomarino's Beckett, a man-on-the-run thriller that benefits as much from what it doesn't do as what it does.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 1, 2021
Beckett can feel like the wrong man in the wrong place at the wrong time and in the wrong movie. [Full review in Spanish]
August 27, 2021
Another streaming actioner that feels like a pumped-out product riding its star's marquee.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 26, 2021
"Beckett" has all the prerequisites at which Hitchcock excelled. An amiable, reasonably good-looking man, generally in control of his life, must flee damaging forces beyond his control.
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August 21, 2021
It could be a lot better. It could be a lot stronger as it approaches the finish. But there's something to be said for watching a guy hide in a car trunk and think, "For him, this is probably the best part of his day."
August 20, 2021
The chase aspect and the beautiful 70s-ish cinematography in Beckett makes the film an enjoyable watch. Washington also successfully delivers an exciting performance as a man on the run, even though you might have to overlook some of the unrealistic flaws
August 20, 2021
[A] thriller lacking thrills, an action movie short on action. With pedestrian direction and a script that is both thin and convoluted, Beckett never stood a chance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 19, 2021
[A] less than thrilling thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 19, 2021
"Beckett" isn't horrible but it seems uncertain as to what it truly wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 19, 2021
It is still possible to turn in a completely forgettable movie, if no-one bothered to finish writing the script first.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 18, 2021
There is a point in Beckett where you really expect there to be a three-armed man.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 17, 2021
Neither the structure of the plot or the main character show any interest in what the movie is apparently about.
August 17, 2021
The movie takes obvious cues from '70s thrillers like Three Days of the Condor and Hitchcock masterpieces like North by Northwest, yet director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino, fails to capture the visceral paranoia and propulsive narrative momentum of either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 17, 2021
Lots of reasons for its failure, chief among them that it doesn't have a point of view; landing somewhere in the junction between a "wrong man" thriller and a film about a truth-seeker finding more truth than he bargained for makes it all seem arbitrary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 16, 2021
The premise is ripe; the thrills are rich; the payoff doesn't come together quite as easily as the rest. But much of what's here is good -- more interesting for verging on the ridiculous.
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