Top positive review
Great film, loved it.
2 November 2017
This film is great. I do not want to start using the word genius, just because someone acts a character in a unique and admittedly brilliant way, but both Tom Cruise's, and in-particular, Robert Downey Jr's performances are inspired. It is worth the price of admission alone just to see Robert Downey Jr bring to life the character of Kirk Lazarus, particularly as Lazarus himself is also playing a character, Staff Sergeant Lincoln Osiris; genius! There, I said it!
Downey Jr is the star of the show here, and the film is worth watching for his performance alone. However, the dialogue, scripting and jokes are also great, refreshing, funny and original. The concepts are hilarious and the film moves along at a satisfying pace. The problem with the film, and it does have one, is that the last third is boring. The film works best, and is at its most hilarious, when conversational set pieces are taking place between the different characters. The final third of the film, is just action action action, which just does not translate in to good comedy. It is a real shame, as this film had the potential to be a masterpiece, I really believe it did. Instead, it is just very very good.
Tom Cruise's dance routine at the end of the film, make it worth going the distance.