How does Denzel Washington's new film compare?
Worst: Miscasting Chloe Grace Moretz
Put simply: Moretz is too self-possessed and too full of confidence to play a beaten down Russian street hooker. The role, as written, calls for a piece of bruised fruit, a young woman who is slowly having her identity crushed out of her by the work she does. Moretz looks like she just came from wardrobe and make-up, and playing beaten down isn't really what she's known for. Besides, it's such a nothing role that it almost feels like a rite of passage instead of a good casting choice. "Well, she's played a hooker. One more item off the checklist." Thanks, Hollywood.
- Drew McWeeny