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Beckett Reviews

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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
August 13, 2021
To put it bluntly, though, Beckett doesn't work ... Instead, it's a boilerplate paranoid thriller content to follow the template of much better movies.
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 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.
August 19, 2021
[A] less than thrilling thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 13, 2021
It starts off somewhat strong but then fades into obscurity as it delivers a bland story without any real conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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 17, 2021
Neither the structure of the plot or the main character show any interest in what the movie is apparently about.
August 13, 2021
Beckett lacks urgency, wit, and a lead actor capable of pulling together its underwritten themes.
August 14, 2021
Beckett is a thinly written narrative and it's one that can only go so far before it becomes clear it won't be crossing the finish line with a win.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 12, 2021
The point of a thriller movie is to thrill the audience but unfortunately, Beckett fails to do so...
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 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 4, 2021
A by-the-numbers narrative and a third act that mistakes cynicism for paranoia land Beckett in the company of other initially suspenseful, ultimately forgettable Netflix thrillers...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 14, 2021
Watching John David Washington on the run, through an emotional and physical obstacle course, only goes so far. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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 13, 2021
It's amazing how painfully bland and unremarkable this movie is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 10, 2021
There's only so far a blank slate character can carry what is uninvolving political conspiracy drama with low-level excitement
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 13, 2021
Filomarino keeps Beckett running for his life, but we have no incentive to care whether he'll live or die.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 14, 2021
This is Washington's fourth major starring role, and nobody seems willing to tell him he's the weakest link in most of the movies he's landing, or convince him to do something about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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