New Veronica Mars Movie Received Mostly Positive Reviews From Major Critics
New Veronica Mars movie received mostly positive reviews from major critics. Warner Bros. Pictures released their new drama/crime flick, “Veronica Mars” into theaters this weekend,and the reviews are in from the top critics. Most of them liked it too as it got a 62 score out of 100 across 32 reviews at Metacritic.com. We included a few snippets from a couple of them,below.
The film stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Chris Lowell, Ryan Hansen, Krysten Ritter, Percy Daggs III, Tina Majorino, Francis Capra Ken Marino, and Enrico Colantoni.
Matt Zoller Seitz at RogerEbert.com, gave it a great 88 score, saying, “I can’t imagine anyone who liked the show not enjoying this film, even though the first half is stronger than the second, which spirals into a frenzy of double- and triple-crossing that’s less engaging than watching the characters reconnect, awkwardly but with feeling.”
Elizabeth Weitzman at the New York Daily News, gave it an 80. She stated: “It’s so much fun you may want to put a few bucks aside for a sequel.” Claudia Puig from USA Today, gave it a 75 score, saying, “A film noir detective story that works for both devotees of the series and the uninitiated.”
Owen Gleiberman over at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 75, stating, “As directed by series creator Rob Thomas, the movie, like the show, is entertainingly fast-talking in a tidy, faux-serious way. Kristen Bell, if anything, has only gained in appeal.”
Betsy Sharkey at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 70 score. She said: “It is clear in every frame that the filmmakers and actors really appreciate that loyalty. It doesn’t make for a particularly ambitious film, but it is a satisfying one as it moves easy, breezy over familiar terrain.”
Stephanie Merry from the Washington Post, gave it a 63, saying, “The movie lacks some of the verve and chemistry that made the series a must-see. I guess that makes the movie more of a good-to-see.” Peter Travers from Rolling Stone, gave it another 63, stating, “It’s Bell – riding high with the Disney-animated “Frozen” and Showtime’s carnal-fixated “House of Lies” – you want to follow anywhere. Bell is irresistible, and she makes us care.”
Sheri Linden over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 60 score. She stated: “Thomas’ direction, especially of the villainous roles, gives a lot of the action a self-conscious, not-quite-real quality. Some aspects of the movie’s intentional artifice work better than others.”
Justin Chang at Variety, gave it a 60 grade, saying, “It plays less like a meaty mystery than an extended thank-you to the fans who breathed it into existence. Still, it’s smooth and engaging enough on its own compromised terms, clearly informed by Thomas’ genre-savvy storytelling and unpretentious craftsmanship, and not without a certain self-deprecating sense of humor about its own immodest origins.”
Manohla Dargis at the The New York Times, gave it a 50, stating, ” A likable, unmemorable, feature-length footnote to the admired television series.” Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 50. He said: “As a movie, Veronica Mars looks and feels, well, like a glorified TV movie, with just decent production values, mostly unexceptional performances and ridiculous plot developments no more innovative than you’d see on a dozen network TV detective shows.”
Ty Burr from the Boston Globe, gave it a 50 grade. He stated: “They’re calling it a movie, but no matter how you squint at it it’s a TV show.” Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 50, saying: ” Most of the clues in Veronica Mars pertain either to Internet sex tapes or the various surveillance uses of the latest tablets. Anybody who works in tech support will probably enjoy the film a tad more than I did.”
Lastly, Lou Lumenick from the New York Post, gave it 50. He said: “The best parts of this awkwardly paced film are Bell’s scenes with Enrico Colantoni, who returns as her private investigator dad, concerned she’s throwing away a bright future by getting sucked back into her old life.” Stay tuned. Follow us on Facebook by Clicking Here. Follow us on Google Plus by Clicking Here. Follow us on Twitter by Clicking Here.Did You Enjoy this Post? Subscribe to Hollywood Hills on Facebook, Twitter, & Email