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The movie feels like what it is – a moderately low-budget action/adventure outing designed primarily for the Asian market.

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-09
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Musical/Romance/Comedy
Director: Dan Baron
Cast: Brie Larson, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Scott Bakula, Saahil Sehgal, Tyne Daly, Donald Sutherland

A forgettable merging of a fish-out-of-water story with a cross-cultural romance, this musical lacks personality.

Although there are numerous problems with "Fifty Shades Freed," the fundamental one is also the most obvious: the lack of a compelling story.

A kluge of bad science and worse science fiction clichés, it tries to be atmospheric and scary but succeeds only at being frustrating and tedious.

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Lin Oeding
Cast: Jason Momoa, Stephen Lang, Garret Dillahunt, Jill Wagner, Brendan Fletcher, Sasha Rossof

A standard-order action/thriller with adequate performances, occasional bursts of tension, awful dialogue, and a minimal narrative.

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2018-01-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Cast: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern, Jonathan Banks

"The Commuter" delivers exactly what’s advertised – a turn-off-the-brain action film starring Liam Neeson that doesn’t moralize or overplay its hand.

A regurgitated product, familiar bits and pieces of teen-friendly “scary” stuff that mimics horror in disappointingly superficial ways.

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-02-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Dan Gilroy
Cast: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Lynda Gravatt, Tony Plana

The story is surprisingly unfocused and plunges into quasi-thriller territory that relies on a series of hard-to-swallow contrivances.

It’s unlikely that watching this film will become the next great holiday tradition.

Succeeds in assembling the title team and getting the internal dynamic right but fails in crafting a memorable or imposing villain.