Excerpt: Full disclosure: I absolutely love Michael Caine and will watch basically anything that he is in. It goes without saying then that when I saw a preview for “Is Anybody There?” on Apple.com some months ago I told myself that I would try and go see it.
Conclusion: Contrary to what some critics have claimed, John Crowley's Is Anybody There? is a very effective film. In fact, after I finished viewing it, I spent quite a bit of time thinking about the old geezer Michael Cane plays and his dilemmas. Give it a try, you might end up enjoying it as much as I did.
Excerpt: The movie is charming in a traditionally British way and disappoints for not being more than a quaint period piece, albeit a recent period. A tinkly slow soundtrack accompanies a tinkly slow story.