Contemporary legal drama, emanating both strong retro vibes and timely racial issues, is fueled by another terrific Denzel Washington performance—here a socially inept, financially strapped L.A. lawyer/civil-rights advocate tempted to cross a line.
It’s a wonder, all right—a wonder that so many top Hollywood talents would choose to take part in this simple, uplifting children’s story about a ten-year-old boy whose genetic facial deformities make him an object of curiosity and occasional ridicule. And it’s a wonder that their moralizing efforts have paid off so effectively.
Superb dramedy about three Vietnam vets who embark on an eventful road trip to assure a proper hometown burial for one vet’s Iraq War-casualty son. Quality-seeking recruits also out for old-fashioned movie entertainment will get in line.