Terry and Bob: inept cops, breaking rules, and lots of fights.
Their Lieutenant interjects and reads them their rights.
After leads they run …
The black humour’s fun.
But it doesn’t come close to McDonagh’s previous heights.
Enforcer and PI doing dangerous jobs for loot.
When needed, they’ll lie, scare and shoot.
Often funny, and good leads rapport,
But the script needed more.
Highlight: Gosling drunk-acting. A hoot!
Some dodgy dialogue (cue ear burns),
Plus a number of ridiculous plot turns.
But Elba’s so magnetic,
And the film so energetic,
That it’s entertaining, despite the concerns.
Here’s a true story from the world of aviation
That escalated to a love triangle situation.
This dramatic retelling
Is extremely compelling,
With a great mix of footage, interviews and narration.
Boston crims and cops: all cloak and dagger.
Towards the truth the Feds start to stagger.
Depp: cartoonish as Whitey.
The highlight: a mighty
Performance from Edgerton (with his FBI swagger).
Despite fab work from Hardy as the infamous twins …
(The Krays: those gangsters, with their litany of sins)
The film sluggishly drags on,
And can’t be saved by Reg and Ron.
A less interesting telling of their real-life losses / wins.
After life giving her a few knocks,
Tilly returns, causing some shocks.
Many a tonal shift
Comes too often and swift.
Highlight: gorgeously designed frocks.
In this tale of the famous fictional detective
Holmes undertakes a final mission (elective).
Though gifted with actors extraordinary …
Sadly, the the film’s pretty ordinary –
Save for shining moments when Sherlock’s reflective.
Redemption story of a lifelong bad guy
On a mission to help estranged son not die.
Watching how they both cope
You can play Spot the Trope,
While they’re competing with overkill CGI.
Though at times following along melted my brain,
It was compelling, so interest didn’t wane.
Phoenix: mesmerising, intense.
Shooting on film: worth the expense ….
It looked gorgeous: the colour, textures, grain.