Michael Kenneth Williams
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Despite a great leading performance from Jeremy Renner and a relatively untold true story, Kill the Messenger is a bit of a missed opportunity.
If you can put aside your feelings towards the original film long enough to accept an updated facelift to the RoboCop narrative is passably entertaining, but also worthy of being judged more on its many newer faults rather than by any unfair comparisons to its forebearers.
There’s no doubt in my mind that 12 Years a Slave will go down in history as a landmark film. Never before, and quite possibly never again, has the issue of African American slavery and the still present pain and anguish been this viscerally and brilliantly realized. Its effect is provocative, much like gazing into an unattended open wound that never quite heals itself, but rather reaches a point of stasis beyond which things couldn’t possibly get any worse no matter how awful a situation may be.
While not as action packed as fans of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson would expect given his recent output, the character based drama Snitch is still an admirable change of pace.