|Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) | Release Date: March 28, 2003||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
With style and energy from the actors, with every sign of self-confidence from the director, with pictures that were in focus and dialogue that you could hear, the movie descended into a morass of narrative quicksand. By the end, I wanted to do cruel and vicious things to the screenplay. Read full review
Basic really brings to mind a Travolta film from 2000, "Battlefield Earth," in that it's so astonishingly awful it becomes a sort of kinky pleasure; just when you think Travolta has fallen to the bottom of the barrel, he pulls out a shovel and dons his miner's helmet to see what lies beneath. Read full review
I must confess that I was outsmarted by the ending, but by that time my brain had been bludgeoned into a state just north of stupor.
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