Ashby 2015

Critics score:
53 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Dennis Harvey, Variety: Mickey Rourke is a grizzled ex-CIA assassin improbably mentoring Nat Wolff's misfit teen in this lukewarm genre jumble. Read more

Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly: Folks buying a ticket to Ashby hoping to see a film about the late-great director of Being There and Harold and Maude are about to be sorely disappointed. So is everyone else. Read more

John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter: A winning film about reconciling one's self-image with reality. Read more

Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times: It's a quirky life-lessons setup that, while occasionally earning deadpan laughs, tries for but never achieves Wes Anderson's patented mixture of the archly witty and the sneakily emotional. Read more

Stephen Holden, New York Times: It's a comedy afraid of being too funny lest its macho sentimentality seem even more ridiculous than it is, and a drama afraid of appearing too serious lest you dismiss it as hogwash. Read more

Pete Vonder Haar, Village Voice: It's Wolff and Rourke who have to carry the load, and for the most part they do. Read more