Arrival (mini-review++)

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Review process: two scores assigned: (I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

The mini-review:

Arrival

acting 7

directing 7

writing 7

effects 8

editing 7

SW score: 36

3.6 out of 5 octopi

++ Amy Adams is good. Her performance is quiet and strong. This film is quiet and strong in almost every cinematic aspect you could ask for. But it is too quiet. Subtlety is fine but it needs to be tempered with boldness.

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