Phenomenon ★★

Of all the boring, wonder bread movies I've seen this year, it's not as ambitious as The English Patient, it's not as pandering and insulting as Driving Miss Daisy, and it's not as utterly self-centered as Out of Africa. But boy howdy is it sappy, stupid, and convinced it's a master stroke of cleverness. Travolta is going through the motions. Whitaker is a cloud of forgetfulness. Sedgwick has nothing to work with. Brent Spiner is above this material.