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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 9, 2021
Good -- not great -- but certainly worth checking out.
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
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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 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.
August 16, 2021
Vikander finds enough intimate chemistry with Washington for Beckett's broken heart to resonate throughout the film, and Krieps' character work is strong even though the screenplay clearly isn't all that interested in her.
August 14, 2021
Beckett might seem like a run-of-the-mill man-on-the-run thriller, but like its protagonist, it evolves as it goes along - always inventive, but never implausible.
August 13, 2021
"Beckett" stretches credibility to the limit but is an entertaining and zippy action flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 13, 2021
Washington has presence to spare and carries the film with ease.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 13, 2021
Director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino knows how to escalate tension and sustains it believably for the first two acts, but lets us down in the third which is repetitive and drawn out. But till then it's a fun, engaging adventure.
August 13, 2021
The film's premise makes up for its occasional lack of thrills, and John David Washington is excellent.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 13, 2021
Ferdinando Cito Filomarino does a great job of presenting this story as something that could actually happen to any of us. The violence is never stylized. The fights are not perfect choreographies. Beckett is simply having the worst day of his life.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 13, 2021
The film's political angle is too vague and never gets the viewer engrossed but it's interesting to watch Washington in average-guy mode.
August 13, 2021
Beckett is a deconstructed action thriller that doesn't always know what to do with its individual parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 13, 2021
Like Beckett trying to escape his pursuers, it's a scrappy little film but one worth keeping up with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 13, 2021
Beckett manages to be a semi-effective thriller, with Washington holding enough attention to get the audience to root for his titular protagonist, but the lack of character development means viewers are never fully invested in his story.
August 13, 2021
Despite all the been-there, done-that genre convention involving an ordinary man on the run, Beckett surprises me as an above-average thriller worth streaming for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 12, 2021
The plot is that simple, but the film's technique and performances are far from simplistic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 12, 2021
While I wish Beckett committed more to some stylish flourishes, Washington brings an exciting presence to a film like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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