Sometimes simplicity works, and “On The Rocks” is a great reminder of that – especially when a pair like Jones and Murray are able to carry the film all on their own.
Ambiguity in a film has the potential to do great things for audiences, but when that quest for varied interpretations comes at the cost of a coherent story and leaves audiences questioning what they just watched, then is it really worth it?
With little to offer to the animation, comedy or sports genres, “Hoops” is better off left unwatched – even for the most die-hard sports fans.
You can make a messy movie, but as long as it’s exciting and stylish, you can get away with it. You can’t make one this messy and dull and expect to get by.
Murphy’s foray into revisionist history peels back the curtain on what the entertainment industry could have looked like if the unfair power dynamics had been challenged – and the series does it in a way that’s equally wistful, inspiring and entertaining.