Review: Finch

Brandon’s Entertainment Review of


Streaming now on Apple TV

Full disclosure.  I did not want to like this movie.  At first glance, while watching the preview, I was turned off by Tom Hanks’ character in general.  Nothing in particular, other than his soft spoken-ness (which is just a pet peeve of mine, I admit.  It turns out that his voice was like that for a reason) and of the anecdotal evidence that Tom Hanks is actually a jerk in real life.  Tom Hanks also seems like the kind of person who would not like dogs in real life, so I went into this viewing jaded as f***.  Knowing that the majority of the plot was going to tug at my heart strings since a dog is one of the main players, I went into the movie with a less jaded heart and I came out the other side a blubbering mess.  Not only did Tom Hanks do a fantastic job as his role as the titular character, Finch, but the robot named Jeff and his dog Goodyear absolutely stole the show!  This film has a ton of heart, humor, suspense and will most certainly tug at your feelers.  I’d suggest that you might be dead inside if you are not moved in the slightest.  I highly recommend this movie!  Big thumbs up!

Finch synopsis: A robot that lives on a post-apocalyptic earth which was built to protect the life of his dying creator’s beloved dog, it learns about love, friendship, and the meaning of human life.

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