Revitalizes the piece's choreography through inventive use of out-of-the-way Gotham locales and brilliant camerawork.
Tom Shadyac, the director of megahits "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," "The Nutty Professor" and "Bruce Almighty" and megaflop "Evan Almighty," again proves incapable of thinking small in "I Am."
Pic benefits greatly from Ben Kingsley's brilliantly nuanced reading of frankly bombastic narration.
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Slop-buckets of sentiment promote a "t'was ever thus" complacency in the film's pat readings of interpersonal relationships.
A solid script, well-timed direction, standout production values and impressive thesping by relative unknowns.
Highly intelligent pic could score as an arthouse sleeper, especially but by no means exclusively with femme auds.
Segments go on far too long, and return trips prove merely redundant.
Verena Paravel and J.P. Sniadecki's ethnological docu "Foreign Parts" follows the perambulations of various local characters through Willet's Point, an elephant's graveyard of car parts in Queens.