Suljic performance is the only one in the cast that doesn’t feel forced, over earnest and effected— the only one that exists and rises above standard character types. It is an odd creative misstep from actor turned director Jonah Hill.
Gerard the Butler fulfills his stoic but wise commander role with enough facial twitches and subtle eye rolls to establish his superior wisdom and tactical battle smarts.
The Old Man and the Gun even has a non-ironic Oscar in memoriam montage composited out of every remotely applicable Redford Western and prison movie.
Andy Garcia’s off kilter performance and accent as Ricardo Montalban is just so balanced between good and awful that it makes palpable Villechaize’s detest and hatred of him.
The world needs both a Jesus and a Starr to save it, to break the cycle where the racist cop can find enough humanity in front of him to make the hard choice not to shoot.
With the gang together the movie wanders into amiable chat and a ton of metaphoric inaction, focusing on rumination over ruination to the film’s detriment.
The killings are pale imitations caught in the stale characterizations and tropes initiated forty years before.
All the usual creature from the first Bumps appear minus the evil animus. Still, this is one evil book that shouldn’t have been open.
Apostle makes you accept or reject its essential contradictions. Accepting it will lead one to discovering one of the better horror films of the year, while rejecting it will make one think it is a mess.