Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2017-08-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Toa Fraser
Cast: Mark Strong, Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish, Ben Turner, Toby Leach, Martin Shaw, Tim Pigott-Smith
Works not only as a portal into what happened 37 years ago but as an understanding of the difficulties of handling hostage situations.
Run Time: 1:29
U.S. Release Date: 2017-08-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: John Stockwell
Cast: Wesley Snipes, Anne Heche, Dave Annable
The lack of a clear direction and vision leads to something haphazard, sloppy, and not remotely viscerally compelling.
Brash, energetic, and exhilarating, any points it loses because of a lack of originality are gained back as a result of Theron’s dedication.
Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2017-06-28
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Edgar Wright
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Flea, CJ Jones, Eiza Gonzalez, Jon Bernthal, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Lanny Joon
Its combination of good pacing and a willingness to tell a story remind us of what summer movies once were.
Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2017-06-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: Comedy/Romance
Director: Michael Showalter
Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anumpam Kher, Zenobia Shroff
The film works primarily because of its big heart and ability to engage our emotions while not turning off our brains.
Weird without being off-putting and offers a different kind of experience than most films.
Not so much a bad movie as a superficial, uninspired, and forgettable one.
An example of how even the most promising animated franchises can hit a wall if allowed to continue too long.
"Detroit" functions as much as a dramatization of things that happened as a cautionary tale of where we could be headed.
Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2017-07-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (War Violence)
Genre: War/Thriller
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Harry Styles, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh
This accomplished, exceptional piece of cinema delivers summer-scale spectacle.
The movie has its pleasures but not enough of them to make it worth the heavy time investment.
An Oscar-wannabe that didn’t make the cut and is being released in mid-August hoping to find a small audience.
Exactly what the average movie-goer would expect from something with this title and these actors and, judged on that basis, it rarely misfires.
Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2017-08-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (War Violence)
Genre: Animated
Director: Sunao Katabuchi
Cast: Rena Nounen, Magumi Han, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Natsuki Inaba, Minori Omi, Daisuke Ono
Eye-opening and humanizing, this is as atypical an animated feature as one is likely to find washing ashore in the United States.
Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2017-08-04
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Luis Prieto
Cast: Halle Berry, Sage Correa, Chris McGinn, Lew Temple
The only way "Kidnap" could possibly work is if the viewer isn’t paying attention.
Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 2017-07-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Gillian Robespierre
Cast: Jenny Slate, Abby Quinn, John Turturro, Edie Falco, Jay Duplass, Finn Wittrock
An ensemble of solid performances with some affecting moments is ultimately undone by a storyline that treads too-common ground for American indie films.
While "Logan Lucky" is 3/4ths of a very good movie, the final half-hour becomes narratively unfocused as it strives to tie up some loose ends.
Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2017-07-21
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity, Brief Nudity, Birthing Scenes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Martin Provost
Cast: Catherine Frot, Catherine Deneuve, Olivier Gourmet, Quentin Dolmaire
"The Midwife" has two things (and only two things) going for it: Catherine Frot and Catherine Deneuve.
Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2017-08-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Geremy Jasper
Cast: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie, Cathy Moriarty
Has an exuberance for life without seeming to fall prey to every Hollywood cliché in the book.
Despite being sold and marketed as a thriller, the most interesting aspects of "Shot Caller" are the dramatic ones.
Although this "Homecoming" serves its purpose, it’s just a forgettable waystation on the MCU map, where all roads lead to "Infinity War".
Run Time: 2:17
U.S. Release Date: 2017-07-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Luc Besson
Cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke
On a purely visual level, "Valerian" is a top contender, but as a complete motion picture experience, it falls considerably short.
This is a vital, original, and emotionally potent chapter to one of the longest-running movie series out there.
The disappointment of what this movie could have been dogs it as it navigates safe, predictable roads to a preordained conclusion.
The narrative effectively marries the character based-aspects with the mystery-thriller ones.
"Wonder Woman" may be the best straightforward comic book-inspired movie since Christopher Nolan was making his Batman films.