Richard Murphy’s review published on Letterboxd:
Take one of the most iconic and enigmatic characters in movie history. Give him a movie all of his own to give him the back story many have craved for years. What could go wrong? A surefire hit, right?
Too many answers left unanswered or just simply brushed off. Not sure if it was the fault of Ron Howard, Disney or a combination but its just too safe. No boundaries are pushed. There was so much scope here.
I know the Star Wars fanboys are hating on this movie but it's not that bad. It is enjoyable but could (and should) have been so much more.
Worth viewing but don't expect a classic.