First screened in March 2014
Director: Darren Aronofsky. Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Winstone, Leo McHugh Carroll, Madison Davenport, voices of Nick Nolte, Frank Langella, Mark Margolis. Screenplay: Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel. Twitter Capsule:
Outright folly, stultifying in tone and style. Ambitious, yes, but hampered by odd devices, hoary clichés, erratic sentiment.
For all its squandered opportunities and borrowed (elem)ents, this is a huge gamble, aesthetically and culturally. I can't recommend it, yet it's worth having an opinion. Effects geeks may spot new ones.