Life Reviews and Ratings
In Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal’s film, the bodies keep piling, the sacrifices keep multiplying, the alien keeps growing, and the story keeps shrinking.
The twist, when it comes, does not do much to alleviate the film. When nearly one hundred minutes of the film are spent on old wine in a new, CGI bottle, this last minute shocker ends up underlining the sluggish and stale nature of the plot, which is more assembled than inspired.
Genre thrills are all very well only if they come in a sound package. This one’s merely pretty, brief, aesthetically designed and maybe just a trifle enjoyable!