‘Greyhound’ reviews: Tom Hanks gives a ‘finely etched’ performance in ‘gripping’ World War II naval drama

‘Greyhound’ reviews: Tom Hanks gives a ‘finely etched’ performance in ‘gripping’ World War II naval drama
With movie theaters still shuttered as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the World War II thriller “Greyhound” starring Tom Hanks made its debut on Apple TV+ on July 10, instead of on the big screen where it was initially intended to be released by Sony Pictures on June 12. But does the economical, 91-minute nautical drama (80 minutes if you don’t count the end credits) play well to critics regardless of the size of screen?

As of this writing the film has received generally positive reviews with a MetaCritic score of 62 based on 31 reviews counted thus far: 21 positive, nine somewhat mixed, and only one outright negative. On Rotten Tomatoes, which classifies reviews simply as positive or negative, the film is rated 77% fresh based on 109 reviews, only 25 of which give it a thumbs down. The Rt critics’ consensus summarizes the reviews by saying, “‘Greyhound’s’ characters aren’t as robust as its action sequences,
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