Dou­ble act fail to shine

Lennox Herald - - THE TICKET -

Goldie Hawn’s first movie role in 15 years de­served so much bet­ter than this medi­ocre ac­tion­com­edy.

You’d think pair­ing the vet­eran up with come­di­enne Amy Schumer would be a recipe for bril­liance. Sadly laughs are at a pre­mium as prat­falls, bizarre sce­nar­ios and wonky di­a­logue take cen­tre stage. Jamie Foxx sleep­walks his way through Swiss helmer Baran bo Odar’s first main­stream flick.

He only comes to life when the bul­lets and fists start fly­ing, but the cen­tral sto­ry­line fails to get pulses rac­ing.

Cop movie clichés abound, although bo Odar proves to be adept at mak­ing us wince and de­liv­er­ing dan­ger. Anne Hath­away con­trol­ling a gi­ant mon­ster ram­pag­ing through Seoul with her mind.

As con­cepts go, Colos­sal’s is far from run-of-the-mill and di­rec­tor Na­cho Vi­ga­londo’s bonkers in­die makes for fun-but-flawed view­ing.

Hath­away does a fine job play­ing an un­rav­el­ling hero­ine who comes to the real­i­sa­tion that there’s more to life than booze. Ja­son Sudeikis is as charm­ing as ever, but Vi­ga­londo gifts him with a lay­ered char­ac­ter who takes some dark turns.

The up and down tone won’t be for ev­ery­one and the bleak fi­nal act sucks the life out of pro­ceed­ings. Orig­i­nal­ity in Hol­ly­wood has to be em­braced, though, and Vi­ga­londo and his cast take us on an off-the-wall jour­ney.

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