This is action-thriller feather preening, but all the wit in the world can't hide the narrative sprawl that rots from within.
Stream New World
What are people saying?
What are critics saying?
New World dishes out enough of the genre’s oldest pleasures to make it worthwhile.
Loyalties are tested, futures are reconsidered and the body count climbs in the effective action import New World.
New World is both less bloody and more thoughtful than most of its genre, the shifting-alliances plot becoming more engrossing as it progresses.
While it hardly reinvents the genre, it’s smart, sharp entertainment that meets expectations dead on, and provides a nifty little story told with just enough spark to make the familiar feel fresh.
Park's direction is sleek and assured, but lacking the dynamism that might help energize a film that—its title notwithstanding—comes off as dully old-school.