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Baker Dill is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen tracks him down with a desperate plea for help. She begs Dill to save her - and their young son - from her new, violent husband by taking him out to sea on a fishing excursion, only to throw him to the sharks and leave him for dead. Karen's appearance thrusts Dill back into a life he'd tried to forget, and as he struggles between right and wrong, his world is plunged into a new reality that may not be all that it seems.
Drama Thriller - This is a mystery/thriller aimed at an adult audience. Matthew
McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jason Clarke play the key roles while
other familiar faces such as Diane Lane and Djimon Hounsou have much
smaller ones. Language, violence, sexual content, and adult subject
matter make the film not for kids.
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words; 1 S-word; 1 GD; a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex and related nudity. VIOLENCE: Severely bleeding wounds. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol and tobacco. ACTION: None. COMEDY: None.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average ...a film that contains some big, interesting ideas but never fully gels. The ending in particular feels hollow because of the revelations that precede it. McConaughey rarely (if ever) gives a bad performance and he doesn't make this an exception
Roger EbertFull Review Poor ...terrible and insane, and will surely end up being one of the worst films of 2019. But it's also such a wildly ambitious roller coaster ride that it must be experienced, preferably with friends, to laugh together at its cheesy dialogue, over-the-top performances and multiple, major plot twists.
NY PostFull Review Average With its pulse-pounding, blue fin tuna fishing scenes (you read that right), enthusiastic humping and a video-game plot twist, "Serenity” could have been a nifty noir potboiler. Alas, there's very little "Body Heat” in this waterlogged "Double Indemnity” revamp.
Rex ReedFull Review Terrible ...Serenity already qualifies as the worst film of 2019. Both moronically written and directed with shocking, amateurish ineptitude by Stephen Knight, it's a pointless bomb... As the movie turns into a long, exasperating episode from The Twilight Zone, the dialogue induces giggles and then loud guffaws.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 42 moviegoers:
ADULTS: These are not bad reviews, but they aren't very good reviews for a Matthew McConaughey movie. About 30% of the males and 40% of the females enjoyed "Serenity" very much. This isn't real bad, but it is quite low. If you are a fan of Matthew McConaughey, it's probably worth a matinee ticket since approximately 75% enjoyed it, at least to some degree, and only about 10% to 15% rated it as low as "poor."