It was another fight for the top spot at the box office between the Demon Slayer and the Mortal Kombatants – though this weekend s earnings suggest repeat business is not in the cards for theatrical viewings just yet. Even though the options have been limited, the big titles still continue to deal with challenges of reduced capacity and the alternative to view them at home at the time of premiere or after a few weeks. Godzilla vs. Kong, Tenet, and The Croods: A New Age are still the only films to gross more than million since the pandemic began; though, on the bright side, the million club is starting to get more crowded and it looks like last week’s releases may be headed for membership there.King of the Crop: Demon Slayer Finishes on Top of Mortal Kombat, as Both Aim To Crack Million(Photo by © Aniplex / Courtesy Everett Collection)Funimation’s hit anime Demon Slayer, which topped the box office this weekend after coming in second last weekend, had actually been slowly gaining on Mortal Kombat’s total earnings throughout the week. Mortal Kombat led .32 million to .14 million after last Sunday; by Thursday, the race closed to .85 million–.70 million. While Demon may still trail overall, congratulations is in order to it pulling out the victory this weekend by an estimated margin of .4 million–.2 million; however, you may note that is a significant drop-off from last weekend for both genre films, and with no real competition to draw people away. Up until now, the biggest drop-off for a wide release during the pandemic was the 67.1 percent fall of Wonder Woman 1984 from Christmas weekend to New Year s weekend. With a respective .4 million and .2 million each, Demon Slayer and Mortal Kombat fell 70 percent and 73 percent.That brings their estimated totals to million for Mortal Kombat and .2 million for Demon Slayer on their 10th days of release, which is higher than Wonder Woman 1984 (.43 million), Tom Jerry (.84 million), and Raya and the Last Dragon (.04 million). All of those films are now part of the million– to million–gross club at the moment — and each of them also had or have same-day streaming options. That is something Demon Slayer does not offer as of yet. Those three films also grossed between .42 million and .5 million in their second weekends.The drops could stabilize next week, but looking back to normal times, both Super Troopers 2 and the 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street remake were the only April wide releases to drop over 70 percent in their second weekends. From their 11th days on, Elm Street grossed just an additional .6 million and Troopers Deux made only .4 million more. That was with theaters open in full and no pandemic. But it was also with more competition. So million is not out of the running for Mortal Kombat and Demon Slayer, but the numbers are suggesting they will more likely be joining the second tier. Then again, given the circumstances, they are still amongst the highest-grossing films during this difficult period in history.The 0 Million Watch: Godzilla vs. Kong Inches Towards Headline-Grabbing Milestone Anthological true-crime series, reboots of a genre-defining classic, a reality hit starring a bevy of makeover masters, and a DC Comics property getting its due on the small screen are just a few of the seven acclaimed series returning this month. Catch up on all that and more with June 2020’s guide on what’s worth bingeing. Dirty John 80% (USA Network)What it is: This true-crime anthology series from creator Alexandra Cunningham follows an intense, stranger-than-fiction tale of love gone wrong each season. While the first outing on Bravo from fall 2018 was a screen adaptation of the viral podcast charting the story of Debra Newell and her con artist husband John Meehan, Season 2, titled Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story, moves to USA Network to tell the story of Betty Broderick (Amanda Peet), who in 1991 was convicted of murdering her ex-husband Dan (Christian Slater) and his new wife Linda.Why you should watch it: Just like the podcast of its original source material, Dirty John’s first season is the kind of soapy crime drama best enjoyed with your feet up and a glass of wine. Elevating it from tabloid fodder, though, are the performances from Connie Britton as Debra, who was nominated for a Golden Globe, Eric Bana as John, and supporting turns from Juno Temple and Ozark Emmy winner Julia Garner. Season 2 premieres June 2 on USA Network.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNow, Google Play, Microsoft, Netflix, VuduCommitment: Approx. 6.5 hours (for the first season)Queer Eye 93% (Netflix)What it is: The early aughts’ boundary-pushing hit reality series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy gets a makeover of its own with this charming, seven-time Emmy-winning reboot on Netflix.Why you should watch it: If any other series captured the world’s collective heart over the last two years like Queer Eye has, we haven’t heard of it. Yes, its main hook lies in the fashionable, fabulous, and heartwarming makeovers the Queer Eye guys give rural American men and women (plus, their half-season trip to Japan), but you’ll stick around for the playful banter and true, deep friendship between the main cast of industry experts. It all packs a surprisingly emotional punch, so stock up on tissues! Season 5 premieres June 5 on Netflix.Where to watch: NetflixCommitment: Approx. 28 hours (for the first four seasons, plus Queer Eye: We re in Japan!)The Chi (Showtime)What it is: You’ve never seen Chicago like this. Created by Master of None Emmy winner and Queen and Slim screenwriter Lena Waithe, this Showtime series portrays the city’s South Side neighborhood as a tapestry of want and need, violence and love, and altogether human when our central heroes (played by Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore, and Alex R. Hibbert) are brought together in unexpected ways after one life- and community-altering event.Why you should watch it: The Chi is an unflinching and authentic coming-of-age drama boasting some of the best actors and writers — well-known and otherwise — working today. In a time when racial violence still devastates minority communities and permeates our headlines, it offers a timely look at some of the social issues being debated today while still being nuanced, character-driven entertainment. The series went on a hiatus after Mitchell was fired for misconduct allegations, but Season 3 will finally premiere June 21 on Showtime.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNow, Google Play, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 20 hours (for the first two seasons)Doom Patrol 97% (HBO Max)What it is: From creator Jeremy Carver and starring Matt Bomer, April Bowlby, Timothy Dalton, Brendan Fraser, Diane Guerrero, and Joivan Wade, this acclaimed DC Comics series follows superpowered outcasts Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl, and Crazy Jane after modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief) brings them together to save the world from one fantastical threat after another. Season 1 aired last year, streaming on DC Universe, but makes the jump to HBO Max as the platform’s inaugural comic book property.Why you should watch it: In the very best way, Carver and his writing room are dedicated to their source materials’ larger-than-life weirdness, violence, and heart and they have a cast that’s down to play along each step of the way. Season 2 premieres June 25 on HBO Max.Where to watch: Amazon, DC Universe, FandangoNow, Google Play, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 12.5 hours (for the first season)Search Party 96% (HBO Max)What it is: Part relationship drama, part coming-of-age comedy, part noir-tinged mystery thriller, Search Party is undefinable — but that’s what makes it so good. It’s the story of Dory (Alia Shawkat), Drew (John Reynolds), Elliot (John Early), and Portia (Meredith Hagner), who, on account of their own self-interest and general aimlessness, entangle themselves in the potentially sinister disappearance of their college classmate.Why you should watch it: Brooklyn-dwelling millennials have been beguiling subjects for many a film and TV auteur since Lena Dunham’s Girls, but never before have they been so exactingly (and excruciatingly) brought to life than in Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, and Michael Showalter’s incisive satire-crime mystery cocktail. Season 3 premieres June 25 on HBO Max.Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 8 hours (for the first two seasons)The Twilight Zone 66% (CBS All Access)What it is: Did somebody say a reboot of creator Rod Sterling’s eerie and prescient anthological classic from 1959, now hosted and produced by modern master of horror Jordan Peele (an Oscar winner for Get Out and record-breaker for Us)? All we can say is: Sign us up.Why you should watch it: When it comes to horror series that episodically tackle various social and political matters through a sci-fi and technology-driven lens, Netflix’s Black Mirror has been the buzzy new kid on the block for five seasons strong. But there’s still nothing like the taste of a true original, and with Peele at the helm, this Twilight Zone is in more than capable hands. Season 2 of this beloved reboot premieres June 25 on CBS All Access.Where to watch: CBS All Access, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 7.5 hours (for the first season)Adventure Time 100% (HBO Max)What it is: And you thought we were done with the land of Ooo. After delivering an unforgettable season finale in 2018, creator Pendleton Ward’s Adventure Time is back for this four-part special on HBO Max, beginning with “BMO.”Why you should watch it: This belovedly off-kilter animated series bursts at the seams with unabashed and untamed surrealist creativity. But at its core, it’s just the story of a 12-old-boy named Finn who goes on adventures with his magical dog named Jake. Binge all 10 seasons of the series in the lead-up to the new specials, the first of which follows our heroic duo’s prescient robot and friend, BMO. Adventure Time: Distant Lands premieres June 25 on HBO Max.Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 51.5 hours (for all 10 seasons)Thumbnail images by Netflix, Cartoon Network, DC Universe
Recently, Rotten Tomatoes expanded our list of the best-reviewed LGBTQ movies of all time to 200 films. We dive deeper into one of the best movies on that list, The Birdcage, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.As the kind of sissy boy whom my schoolmates scolded for my lack of soccer skills and my predilection for choir practice (I was a soprano, naturally), I spent much of my childhood wrestling with my own seemingly insufficient masculinity. Despite how obviously I failed at performing manliness, I was wracked with anxiety about how I knew I should act. This is not as uncommon an experience as I felt it was. Whether you grew up in Colombia, as I did, or in the South of France or in Miami, the pressures of acting like a man were as soul-crushing as they were laughable. This is what one of my favorite movies growing up taught me, though not until I revisited it decades later.The Birdcage is, above all, a farce about masculinity. About its frailty and its attendant anxieties. Based on Édouard Molinaro’s La Cage aux Folles, Mike Nichols’s broad comedy stars Robin Williams (in khakis and a Selleck-ish mustache) and Nathan Lane (in linen pants and the occasional wig) as Armand and Albert Goldman. The couple run the The Birdcage, a drag club in South Beach where Albert (as “Starina”) is its greatest star. When Armand s son Val (Dan Futterman) informs him that he’s going to marry his girlfriend Barbara (Calista Flockhart) he caveats the good news with a request: might he go along with the white lie Barbara told her ultra-conservative parents, Senator Kevin Keeley (Gene Hackman) and his wife Louise (Dianne Wiest), that Armand is a straight cultural attaché?(Photo by MGM Home Entertainment / Everett Collection)The comedy stems from the failed attempts at keeping the charade of a heterosexual (and heteronormative) Goldman family. If Albert cannot present himself to the Keeleys as Armand’s partner, by god he’ll do it as Val’s definitely-not-gay uncle, a scenario that gives Lane every delicious comic beat he could ever hope to play. In one of the scenes that I could probably still perform from memory, Albert tries to butch himself up. He practices spreading some mustard on some toast only to be scolded by his frustrated lover: “Don’t use the spoon! And don’t dribble little dots of mustard: men smear! Smear!”The film was a staple of my teenage years. Whenever it was on cable we’d watch it as a family. We’d laugh in unison as we saw Lane’s flailing attempts to walk straight, only to end up deciding to pass himself off as Val’s mother in surprisingly convincing Old Lady drag. My laughter was, during those family viewings, comforting and discomfiting in equal measure. I laughed at Lane’s femininity in a way that I hoped inoculated my own. What a laughable stereotype, I thought. Thank god I’m not that gay, I reassured myself, still in the closet. I may be called a ‘marica’ in school, but surely I pass more easily than this out-of-drag drag queen. I loved the film precisely because it gave me room for such distance.(Photo by MGM Home Entertainment / Getty Collection)By the time I got to college, that kind of thinking led me to a revisionist understanding of the film that felt all the more insidious: it’s films like these – big broad comedies trafficking in caricature – that fuel the homophobia around me. Couldn’t we do better? Couldn’t we be more than punchlines? Did we have to be effeminate gay men with high-pitched voices who couldn’t hold their pinkies in check when “smearing” our toast?It’s only slowly dawned on me how much I came to project onto The Birdcage which, Hank Azaria’s lisping “Guatemalanness” aside, is a wholly assured satire about homophobia a阿塔哈卡神庙游戏玩得多了，许多人总是会听到“端游已死”之类的言论，虽然现如今的市场的确偏向了手游，但并不意味着端游已经失去了生机。尤其是目前的手游技术还远没有达到端游的水准，且不说是目前大热的MMORPG手游，被誉为国内刷图格斗鼻祖的DNF，手游项目也是几经优化最后接连跳票。可见，想要做出一款让玩家满意的手游也不是一件容易事。
In a scene from the The Blacklist season 7 s penultimate episode, Roy Cain, Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) informs Liz Keen (Megan Boone) that she is the heir to his criminal empire, but Liz did not sign up for this.About the episode: As the Task Force investigates a kidnapping executed by seemingly impossible abductors, Dembe lands in a perilous situation. Meanwhile, a recent health scare causes Red to think about a successor. Tom Wopat, Laila Robins and Al Roker guest star.The Blacklist episode Roy Cain airs Friday, May 8 at 8/7C on NBC.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
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1.22.6 0月喜迎Adjusted Score: 101436% Critics Consensus: Shirkers uses one woman's interrogation of a pivotal personal disappointment to offer affecting observations on creativity, lost opportunity, and coming to terms with the past. Synopsis: In 1992 teenager Sandi Tan shoots Singapore's first road movie with her enigmatic American mentor, Georges, who then absconded with... [More] Starring: Directed By: Sandi Tan
The Suicide Squad is “insane.” That’s the most common word critics are using to describe the latest DC movie. The first reactions arrived on social media this week, and the over-the-top violence and comedy are the unanimous highlights of the supervillain team-up. Guardians of the Galaxy helmer James Gunn is said to be the perfect director of the material, bringing the best of both his Marvel and his Troma aesthetics together. That means a fun ensemble and hard-R gore. If you think you know what to expect after the last Suicide Squad film, you’re wrong.Here’s what critics are saying about The Suicide Squad:How hyped should we be for this movie?The Suicide Squad is TOTALLY INSANE and insanely cool. Sean O Connell, CinemaBlendThe Suicide Squad is absolutely insane. Brandon Davis, ComicBook.comThe Suicide Squad is gloriously insane and so, so fun… after watching it, you’ll think you might have dreamed it. Drew Taylor, ColliderEasily the most fun I ve had with any studio release this summer season. Mario Allegre, Próxima TandaIt is balls to the wall *bonkers* in very entertaining ways. Kara Warner, People MagazineThe Suicide Squad is fantastic! A no holds barred, superhero/comics bonanza. Fico Cangiano, CineXpressThe Suicide Squad is an epic all out war movie that demands to be seen on the big screen. Dorian Parks, Geeks of ColorAbsolutely loved The Suicide Squad… Just a great movie. Steve Weintraub, ColliderThe Suicide Squad is all kinds of kick-ass… Get excited! Eric Eisenberg, CinemaBlend(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures/™ & © DC Comics)So it s full of surprises?Unpredictable in story, unique in style and full of risks. Fico Cangiano, CineXpressIt’s ballsy, unpredictable. Sean O Connell, CinemaBlendAn unpredictable blockbuster. Ian Sandwell, Digital SpySurprising in all the right ways. Vanessa Armstrong, SlashfilmExcellent twists and turns. Eric Eisenberg, Cinema BlendTons of surprises and things I wasn’t expecting. Steve Weintraub, ColliderThere’s nothing like it. Damn! Brandon Davis, ComicBook.comWill DC fans love it?This is the Suicide Squad we’ve been waiting for! Jimmy O, JoBlo s Movie NetworkThis is the best use of DC villains. Mind you, there aren’t a lot of predecessors. But THIS is what a Suicide Squad needs to be. Sean O Connell, CinemaBlendDC has another winner on its hands. Dorian Parks, Geeks of ColorWhat if we re not hardcore DC fans?Any doubts you might have over The Suicide Squad will vanish after the outrageous opening. Ian Sandwell, Digital SpySo this skeptic loved The Suicide Squad. Kara Warner, People MagazineEnjoyable for everyone — hardcore DC comics fans and newbies alike. Go see this movie. Vanessa Armstrong, Slashfilm(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures/™ & © DC Comics)How is the mix of comedy and action?Extremely funny. Steve Weintraub, ColliderWeird and wonderful! There are laughs aplenty. Jimmy O, JoBlo s Movie NetworkBig laughs, bigger action. Dorian Parks, Geeks of ColorAction and comedy to its fullest form. Wilson Morales, BlackFilmandTV.comHilarious. [The] action set pieces are insane. Fico Cangiano, CineXpressThe Suicide Squad is as funny, irreverent and violent as promised. Germain Lussier, io9.comHow violent is it?DC s goriest film to date. Wilson Morales, BlackFilmandTV.comThe film is the bloodiest DCEU film yet. John Nguyen, Nerd ReactorViolent as hell, raunchy, unforgiving. Brandon Davis, ComicBook.comThe Suicide Squad brings equal measures of gore and F-bombs, all in the name of dumb juvenile entertainment. Mario Allegre, Próxima TandaThe movie is super violent… a huge home fun for James Gunn. Steve Weintraub, ColliderThe Suicide Squad is probably the wildest, wackiest, bloodiest comic book movie I ve ever seen… not for the squeamish… I can see some thinking a scene may feel a little unnecessarily gross. But the film knows what it is. Feel like people have wanted a hard R and that s what you get. Kirsten Acuna, InsiderIf you re wondering whether James Gunn… would truly go there with the material and the R-rating, indeed they DO. Kara Warner, People Magazine(Photo by Jessica Miglio/™ & © DC Comics)So DC and James Gunn are a good fit?James Gunn definitely gives as much as he can for an R rati
I love it because I am the Julia Roberts character in this movie. I am such a proponent of like, what else do you want to do? And what I love about the movie is that even though it was empowering to be like, you can be more, there is something also freeing about choice. It s like, I understand I can do more. I m also very satisfied and happy with what is presented to me. But I am definitely the Julia Roberts character, pushing people: what do you want to do with your life?
Death on the Nile (2022) Directed by: Kenneth BranaghStarring: Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, Rose Leslie, Letitia WrightOpening on: February 11, 2022 (formerly September 17, 2021)Kenneth Branagh will return as detective Hercule Poirot following the surprise success of 2017 s Murder on the Orient Express, which Branagh also directed. So far, big names like Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, Letitia Wright, and Rose Leslie have joined the whodunit. Uncharted (2022) Directed by: Ruben FleischerStarring: Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas, Sophia Taylor Ali, Tati GabrielleOpening on: February 18, 2022 (formerly February 11, 2022)This Indiana Jones-styled action-adventure film, based on the popular video game series of the same name, has been floating around in development for more than a decade, but it wasn t until June of 2019 that we got some solid forward movement on it. Tom Holland was confirmed to s
阿塔哈卡神庙 (Photo by Carole Bethuel)There has never been (and there will likely never be) a Cannes Film Festival like the one that just wrapped. Being the first major festival to conduct an in-person fest since the pandemic pause in 2020 meant all eyes were on the red carpet of the French Rivera; the Venice Film Festival had a scaled-down affair in late 2020, but it paled in comparison to what we saw on the Croisette. From the COVID-19 protocol restrictions and those same restrictions being ignored to the record low attendance, everything combined to give us the most stress-free year in recent memory. Those lucky enough to make their way to Cannes found tickets easily available and screenings just half full. Most of the galas – which previously were so packed that even people with tickets were turned away – frequently did not have enough attendees to open the balcony of the Grand Lumiere Theater.Still, despite all the changes, the 74th Cannes Film Festival was as it has always been, filled with exceptional characters, jaw-dropping camera work, astounding debuts, equally astounding disappointments, a little controversy, and best of all, the most impressive and avant-garde films in world cinema.Trying to pull a theme from this year s fest would be a difficult affair, given the varied selection. Still, we could easily discern that the festival programmers crafted a program tailored to an audience that has been trapped at home under economic uncertainty and grappling with the mental and physical wounds of 18 months spent battling COVID-19. This year we had narrative tales that mirrored what we have seen in our home communities: broken people looking for belonging, tales of isolation and regret, stories that articulate the yearning for family, and a longing for love – or, more precisely, lust. Nostalgic needle drops and narcissistic men may be the only things that rivaled the amount of sex we saw on screen the past few days.To put it plainly, this might have been the horniest lineup ever to grace the French festival. Red Rocket, Bergman Island, A Tale of Love and Desire, and Mothering Sunday all centered on sexed-up love stories. At the same time, films like Annette, Benedetta, and Palme d Or winner Titane all featured sex scenes that will have audiences talking through awards season. But sprinkled among these amorous offerings were a handful of entries that will be significant players in the 21- 22 awards season. Who knows? Julia Ducournau made history when she became just the second female director to win the top prize at Cannes; perhaps she could also capture audiences like Bong Joon-ho s Palme d Or and Best Picture winner Parasite did in 2019. We will just have to wait and see. In the meantime, read on for our picks for the six best films we saw at the Cannes Film Festival.
Twelve years after depicting the experiences of African-American soldiers during World War II in Miracle at St. Anna, Spike Lee takes on the Vietnam War with Da 5 Bloods, and this time the reviews are much more positive. Critics are raving about the Netflix drama, which follows four Black vets as they return to Vietnam to dig up a buried stash of gold bars and retrieve the remains of their squad leader. The political action hybrid is being touted as one of Lee’s best ever, while Delroy Lindo’s performance is receiving the year’s biggest Oscar buzz yet.Here’s what critics are saying about Da 5 Bloods:How does it rank among all the Spike Lee joints?One of Lee’s most powerful films to date. Ben Rolph, Discussing FilmDa 5 Bloods is one of Lee’s most complete films. Sean O Connell, Cinema BlendHis most action-driven film to date. Chris Bumbray, JoBloDa 5 Bloods is his agit-prop action movie… one of the greatest films Spike Lee has ever made. Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/VultureDa 5 Bloods bears a… resemblance to Inside Man for the way it uses genre clothing as a wry Trojan horse. Eric Kohn, IndieWireSpike Lee hits a new career peak with this game-changer. Peter Travers, Rolling StoneIt’s another Lee effort that’s not quite as tidy as it could be… [but] Da 5 Bloods continues a strong run for Lee. Aaron Neuwirth, We Live EntertainmentHow good is Delroy Lindo here?Delroy Lindo offers the best performance of his career. Robert Daniels, The PlaylistLindo makes audacious choices in what might be a career-best performance. David Rooney, Hollywood ReporterIn many ways, Da 5 Bloods is Delroy Lindo s movie, with his performance fierce. Chris Bumbray, JoBloLindo is dynamite. Peter Debruge, VarietyOne of the best performances to come out of a Spike Lee joint… [it] almost rivals Denzel Washington’s in Malcolm X. Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.comI have no idea if the Oscars will actually happen after this surreal year, but if they do, and the Academy fails to nominate Lindo, something is seriously wrong. Chris Evangelista, Slashfilm(Photo by Netflix)Who else deserves some credit?Clarke Peters and Isiah Whitlock Jr. deserve to be rightly involved in future award conversations. Ben Rolph, Discussing FilmDa 5 Bloods is among Lee’s most awards-friendly material to date, so a full-throated campaign seems to be in order. Joey Magidson, Hollywood NewsIt deserves close to a dozen nominations… the picture, the script and director Lee all deserve nomination consideration, as does the lush and booming score by Lee’s longtime collaborator Terence Blanchard. Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-TimesSo the music is good?Terence Blanchard and Marvin Gaye rule the soundtrack. Blanchard’s score is bombastic, terrifying and militaristic one minute, achingly beautiful the next. Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.comThough this compliment sounds like a broken record, the work done by life-long Lee collaborator Terence Blanchard on the 5 Bloods score is exceptional. The music elevates the material, cementing Blanchard’s status as God-tier in the realm of film composers. Sean O Connell, Cinema BlendThe only thing slightly souring it is an often distracting score by Terence Blanchard, but even that eventually finds its groove. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmTerence Blanchard s original score is, at times, completely overbearing, and can feel unrelated to the image. Jordan Hoffman, TV Guide(Photo by David Lee/Netflix)What about the decision not to de-age the older actors in the flashback scenes?It s a testament to [Lee’s] faith in the audience that you never question it. The choice works. Chris Bumbray, JoBloIn these actors’ weary faces, incongruously bridging the divide between past and present, we see the most literal possible visualization of a war without end. Justin Chang, Los Angeles TimesThe sentiment that these men never left the war, and the war never left them, even when they returned home to grapple with their grief, visually works. Barely. Robert Daniels, The PlaylistIt’s a choice that doesn’t work. Boseman simply looks young and childish educating elders like Lindo, Peters, Lewis, and Whitlock Jr. on the battlefield. Ashley Ray-Harris, AV ClubHow is the script?Much of the pleasure of the movie comes from the men’s nonstop grousing, and if the arguments sometimes seem rigged or overblown, they are rarely under-felt. Justin Chang, Los Angeles TimesDa 5 Bloods has a mostly solid script… but some moments don’t ring the same way as others. Spencer Perry, ComicBook.comDa 5 Bloods is so sophisticated early on that it’s disheartening to see it fall back on lazy clichés. Peter Debruge, VarietyLee has always been a master of using the cinematic tropes that have always worked as an okey-doke: the left hand lures you in with the familiar before the right hand blindsides you with the unexpected punching power of the intended point. Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com(Photo by Netflix)Does Lee do a good job juggling the various plot elements?At just over two and a half hours, there’s certainly a lot of movie for Lee to work with, and I’d say the time is well spent. Aaron Neuwirth, We Live EntertainmentThere s a lot of plot unpacked in the 2.5-hour movie s first half, but Lee shuffles through it with fluidity and verve, aided by the tetchy but mostly genial group s camaraderie. David Rooney, Hollywood ReporterLee got jammed up by jamming too much into 2008’s The Miracle of St. Anna… Not here, where the subject gets the laser focus it demands. Peter Travers, Rolling StoneThe movie wanders off in some odd directions, but the Bloods’ bond keeps it grounded. Eric Kohn, IndieWireDa 5 Bloods works on a number of levels… While the lack of a true focus can muddle the message somewhat, Lee is never short on big ideas and he’s one of the few directors we would trust to share them in the way he does. Travis Hopson, Punch Drunk CriticsThe gold element… undermines the movie’s strengths. Treasure chasing leads the characters towards a harmful and unconvincing action finale. Radheyan Simonpillai, NOW TorontoLee’s film suffers from languid pacing, partly owing to the epic nearly bursting open from its litany of themes. Robert Daniels, The Playlist(Photo by Netflix)Is this the movie we need right now?Da 5 Bloods couldn’t have come at a more timely point in the year. Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the MoviesDa 5 Bloods arrives at a time when the director’s singular voice couldn’t be more needed… [Lee] has made another film that uncannily meets its moment. Ann Hornaday, Washington PostExceptionally well timed, since its political anger feels so urgent that it can scarcely be contained by the parameters of a TV screen. Justin Chang, Los Angeles TimesThe last fifteen minutes… plays so relevantly and powerfully, it’s as if Lee filmed the concluding scenes during the last two weeks. Robert Daniels, The PlaylistLet’s be clear: Lee has always been ahead-of-his-timely… it’s hard to imagine a more resonant movie for this moment. Peter Debruge, VarietyLee s point, which he makes swiftly and with blistering efficiency, is that it can t be called prescient when it s sadly perpetual. David Rooney, Hollywood ReporterLee has made more than a soul-stirring film for our time. He’s made one for the ages. Peter Travers, Rolling StoneDa 5 Bloods premieres on Netflix on Friday, June 12.