Like the Most Annoying Bourne Identity: Cruella

I can’t remember where in the sequence the Bourne film was that drove me nuts, but Cruella achieved likewise. Their common ailment? I really don’t care to watch someone (or a group of three in Cruella) run for two hours straight since a real marathon would have much more substance.
This is not to say I hated Cruella. I love the soundtrack which was a mixture of the best British and American hits from the 60’s and 70’s. and I love fashion, so watching both Emmas (Thompson and Stone) rally for who wore it best was fun. And that’s where the compliments end.
Criticisms besides the Fast and Furious shallowness is the failure to use the acting talents of actor Paul Walter Hauser (Richard Jewel, I, Tonya). Beyond that, the redundancy aka lack of editing further illustrates and accenuates bad story telling. Tony McNamara (who co-wrote this schlock) was successful with The Favourite, so perhaps it was a case of too many (five writers on this one) cooks spoil the soup.

By Goldie

Aspiring writer who has retired from the institution of education. I've written plays, three of which have been performed both in Rochester NY and here in Sarasota FL. I also write stand up and obviously, film critique. My comment section does not work, so please email me your comments at

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