Columbus Movie Review
SIFF Capsule Review: The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) describes Columbus as a “Midwest Before Sunrise,” which already puts the film at a disadvantage. It doesn’t help that the film, which stars Haley Lu Richardson, John Cho, Parker Posey and Rory Culkin, is a painful bore that really bears little similarities to any of the Before films.
Richardson is pretty solid, but the chemistry between her and Cho is so-so at the best. Despite the movie being only 100 minutes long, it fails to hold attention—it’s impossible to care for the characters or their interactions.
Columbus has a talented cast, but the movie is so boring you won’t care.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.