Lynn’s Long Walk full of missteps

Alwyn's fragile freshness cannot save the film’s insipid dialogue and bizarre decisions

12th February, 2017
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Joe Alwyn plays a teenage war hero suffering from post-traumatic stress in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk: Directed by Ang Lee, Nationwide, 15A, Rating: **

The Lego Batman Movie: Directed by Chris McKay, Nationwide, G, Rating: ***

In his long career, Taiwanese director Ang Lee has never made the same film twice. Since The Wedding Banquet, the comedy that brought him to the world’s attention almost 25 years ago, the only common thread in his films are their origins in beloved novels: from...

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