With so many films coming out in theatres and streaming, it’s hard to get to everything when it’s released. So here’s our rapid-fire review of The Highwaymen.
DIRECTED BY: Joe Berlinger
WRITTEN BY: Michael Werwie
STARRING: Zac Efron, Lily Collins and John Malkovich
SYNOPSIS:A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy from the perspective of Liz, his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years. (IMDB)
FULL REVIEW: CONTAINS SPOILERS
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is a crime drama that fails to deliver the same charisma as its central character. The stylistic choices for storytelling cause an awkwardly paced and disjointed narrative filled with mundane cinematography that lacks the necessary atmosphere. Thankfully, the central performance manages to carry the weight of this entire story as it shows how devilishly charming this sinister person was. It feels like an incomplete and overly dramatized version of its true crime narrative.
★★★★★½☆☆☆☆ 5.5/10 – Consider
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