20 Worst Films of 2012: 'Battleship,' 'Total Recall,' 'Tyler Perry's Good Deeds'
British writer Peter Morgan (“The Queen,” “Frost/Nixon”) is generally on sure-footed, award-winning ground with biographical material, but he doesn’t appear to have cracked the art of fiction. On the heels of the laughable New Age gunk of “Hereafter” comes this abysmal update of “La Ronde,” and if he’s going down, he’s dragging the formerly dynamic Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles (“City of God”) down with him. Rachel Weisz, Jude Law and Anthony Hopkins are among the accomplished actors grimly trudging through this drab daisy-chain of tangentially related mini-narratives – supposedly all concerned with sexuality, but exuding all the carnal fire of a GlycoLax ad.
- Guy Lodge