Still Showing; Cinema

Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England), August 17, 2007 | Go to article overview

Still Showing; Cinema


RUSH HOUR 3 (12A)

The price tag may read in excess of 100 million, but Brett Ratner's painfully-misconceived action-comedy is cheap and cheerless, Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker's bickering detectives return with a Parisian adventure, but Chan's inability to speak fluent English doesn't help generate on-screen chemistry.

*****

SURF'S UP (PG)

Ash Brannon and Chris Buck's computer animated mockumentary waddles in the webbed footsteps of Creature Comforts. The film follows the escapades of surfing Rockhopper penguin Cody Maverick (voiced by Shia LaBeouf). LaBeouf teases our sympathy for Cody, and Diedrich Bader is suitably bombastic as the bully heading for a wipeout.

*****

LICENCE TO WED (12A)

If any more proof were needed that the golden age of Robin Williams is well and truly behind us, take a walk up the aisle with Ken Kwapis' mean-spirited comedy. The film wants to have its wedding cake and eat it, and consequently there's no sympathy or affection for any of the characters.

*****

WAITRESS (12A)

Waitress is a fitting tribute to writer-director-actor Adrienne Shelly's talents as a filmmaker. Shelly was murdered shortly after the film was made. …

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