Review Roundup: VERONICA MARS Hits the Big Screen
Rob Thomas' feature film VERONICA MARS broke records with its Kickstarter campaign last year and will now hit theaters and VOD/digital today. This big-screen adaptation of the much beloved, but low-rated, cult TV show features returning stars Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Chris Lowell, Ryan Hansen, Krysten Ritter, Percy Daggs III, Tina Majorino, Francis Capra Ken Marino and Enrico Colantoni.
In the film, Veronica Mars has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her on the eve of graduating law school. While interviewing at high-end law firms, Veronica gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan who has been accused of murder. Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don't seem right with how Logan's case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind.
VERONICA MARS reboots in theaters and on-demand today.
Let's see what the critics had to say:
Owen Gleiberman | Entertainment Weekly
"Yet as directed by series creator Rob Thomas, the movie, like the show, is entertainingly fast-talking in a tidy, faux-serious way. Kristen Bell, if anything, has only gained in appeal: She's alluringly fixated, with eyes like heat-seeking missiles and a dry-martini delivery of lines like ''Kudos for rockin' the 'stache till it came back in style!''" Read the full Review here.
Rafer Guzman | Newsday
"VERONICA MARS isn't really a movie but another episode -- and not even a grand finale -- with all the familiar characters and in-jokes that viewers expect. To those coming in midseason, as it were, it has less to offer." Read the full Review here.
Michael Phillips | Chicago Tribune
"The film, which is adequate, cares not about the newbies. Although VERONICA MARS does its duty in identifying the major characters on the fly, as they make their entrances and get out of the way, this one's strictly for the fan base." Read the full Review here.