It’s unfortunate the filmmakers aren't able to provide a sharper focus for a movie with too much plot for too short a running time.

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2016-08-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: David Mackenzie
Cast: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, ...

It’s hard to argue with director David Mackenzie's approach because what he achieves is damn near perfect for this material.

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2016-08-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: Todd Phillips
Cast: Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Ana de Armas, ...

The lack of dynamism and depth in the characters hamstrings this production.

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Won't isn’t make anyone forget the 1959 Charlton Heston classic.

" Kubo and the Two Strings" is a magical motion picture in every sense of the word.

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2016-08-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Sean Ellis
Cast: Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Toby Jones, Alena Mihulova, Bill Milner, Charlotte Le Bon, Anna Geislerova, Jiri Simek, Detlef Bothe

Shines a light into a lesser-known corner of the huge chamber that contains all of the World War II stories and informs in addition to entertaining.

Gets props for kinetic energy and a couple of bravura performances but pretty much everything else is either mediocre or substandard.

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 2016-07-29
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Paul Greengrass
Cast: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles, Riz Ahmed

Despite regurgitating elements from the founding trilogy, "Jason Bourne" represents the best the series has yet offered.

At only 96 minutes, "Nerve" is short enough not to overstay its welcome and, despite a lackluster final 20 minutes, it proves to be solidly entertaining.

Director/writer Matt Ross offers moments of genuine power and pathos that make it easy to forgive the missteps.