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  • Khoi Vinh

    ★★★★

    It’s a bit of mystery how this works so well; the script is both fairly thin and yet remarkably, irresistibly effective. The answer might be the film’s commitment to a consistently palpable, dream-like state throughout. The more I watch it, the more I’m convinced everything that follows the opening act’s mid-air explosion is just a post-mortem dream sequence for the actually dead Pete Mitchell: the rapprochement with a former flame, closure with an erstwhile rival-turned-benefactor, and a reckoning with an…

  • Khoi Vinh

    ★★★★

    Kids wanted to see “Minions 2.” So I set them up with seats in that theater and walked across the hall to see this again.

  • Khoi Vinh

    ★★★★

    I went back to see it again but I took the kids, not all of them willingly. Ultimately they couldn’t resist this film’s charms either.

  • Khoi Vinh

    ★★★★

    This transparently propagandistic pack of Hollywood clichés offers almost nothing surprising, on paper, but somehow manages to manifest itself on screen as a rare, completely genuine and utterly transcendent cinematic expression. You could mistake its formally unadventurous plot for retrograde nostalgia, but it’s interested in something completely different: the thrill of accepting who you are, leaving the past behind, and barreling forward with the whole of your being. That it does this through the vessel of idealized American male andprofessional…