Josh Anderson (andersoj2)
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Less powerful than the creators seem to think that it is, but still intriguing, sometimes funny, and often sad. Given the amount of singers featured and the tight time window, the movie really only offers a fleeting glimpse into who they are, and you might only remember the few most prominently featured performers.
Once you get past Hanks' terrible Irish/New England mishmash accent and the fact that apparently the Burlington, VT airport is right off MA 128N in Lexington, MA, it's a pretty well-executed movie. Greengrass obviously knows how to direct action/suspense, and Hanks' ability to evoke the emotional intensity of the situation remains intact. I assume some of it is overdramatization, although it remains gritty enough to seem like it is indeed true to the story, and it is entertaining.