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Beckett Reviews

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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 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 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 13, 2021
Beckett lacks urgency, wit, and a lead actor capable of pulling together its underwritten themes.
August 13, 2021
A ludicrous chase thriller keeps running off course...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 13, 2021
The novelty of watching Washington's Beckett run-and run-even as he's hampered by obvious pain wears thin pretty quickly.
August 13, 2021
Washington has presence to spare and carries the film with ease.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 13, 2021
As his film hops from genre to genre, director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino seems to be working toward a comment on the nature of grief, guilt, and persistence. Unfortunately, the results can't quite match the scale of his ambitions.
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
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 12, 2021
At least with all that running, Beckett gets his steps in.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 12, 2021
Filomarino's second feature has the texture, atmosphere and attention to character of a small European film, rather than the one-liners and physics-defying action of a big-budget popcorn movie. By the way, it's also suspenseful and involving.
August 12, 2021
For reasons that never make much sense, people with guns are chasing Beckett, whose primary distinction is his ability to evade capture.
August 11, 2021
Taut is perhaps too strong a word: it's more like strained. The movie has great credentials -- music by Ryuichi Sakamoto, for instance -- but little finesse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 11, 2021
If you're going to keep your audience guessing, you need to provide them with answers they care about. "Beckett" doesn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 11, 2021
"Beckett" is rich in story and innovation. Every time it's about to settle in and follow one path, it shifts gears altogether. It's surprising and nerve-racking in all the right ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 5, 2021
It's thanks to a kind of tug of war between background and foreground that Beckett succeeds as a piece of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 4, 2021
This pedestrian wrong-place-wrong-time manhunt through Greece never really sparks.
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 4, 2021
It's intriguing to see Filomarino experiment with the formula and exciting to imagine where his career might go from here.
August 4, 2021
Beckett is disappointingly under-cooked, with an oddly gluey pace for a for a man-on-the-run film.
August 4, 2021
Thin and politically disengaged as this diverting Euro-thriller can be, it never forgets how even the most desperate of people can be left to suffer in plain sight - nothing but figures in a landscape.
Full Review | Original Score: B-