The movie hits all the milestones although it perhaps tries too hard to be uplifting and inspirational.

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2017-01-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Ben Affleck
Cast: Ben Affleck, Chris Messina, Zoe Saldana, ...

Not the best of its kind but aims to say something rather than merely satisfy by copious bloodletting.

Run Time: 2:41
U.S. Release Date: 2016-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, ...

In "Silence", moments of brilliance punctuate an otherwise sluggish, self-indulgent narrative.

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Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2017-01-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
Director: J.A. Bayona
Cast: Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Sigourney Weaver, Liam Neeson

A stunning work of artistry and emotional heft that's difficult to shake and impossible to forget.

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2016-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Garth Davis
Cast: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Sunny Pawar, Abhishek Bharate, Pryanka Bose

Flaws aside, it’s an amazing tale of resilience and determination.

Brilliantly scripted and powerfully acted and deserves to be seen by all who care about great performances and emotional impact.

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2016-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Director: John Hamburg
Cast: Bryan Cranston, James Franco, Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally, Griffin Gluck, Keegan-Michael Key

"Why Him?" contains its share of effective humor but suffers from malaises that infect many modern comedies.

Run Time: 2:07
U.S. Release Date: 2016-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Theodore Melfi
Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell

An old-fashioned inspirational tale about the undertrodden overcoming.

Don’t bother venturing out to see the movie; stay home and play the game instead.

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2016-12-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Morten Tyldum
Cast: Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne

An odd movie but its central questions and dilemmas are compelling and there’s enough here of substance for the impressions to linger.