Critics' Voices: Jul. 9, 1990


GREMLINS 2. Those anti-Muppets are back, terrorizing a Manhattan high-rise run by a zillionaire who blends all the worst tendencies of Donald Trump and Ted Turner. It's ingenious fun, but relentlessly noisy. After an hour or so, you may feel like a captive teacher at a kindergarten in hell.

JESUS OF MONTREAL. An avant-garde theater troupe performs its own radical updating of the Passion play. Now, shouldn't a film with that story enrage a few conservative zealots? Alas, Denys Arcand's French-Canadian satire is so solemn that it is not worth patronizing -- or even picketing.

DICK TRACY. Forget the marketing...

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