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There are no real characters here, just quickly sketched stick figures in too-tight costumes that deliver a few solid laughs but not much more.

The movie doesn’t do anything well and it’s an open question why anyone would pay money to see a reworking of a premise that offers so little.

The biggest crime of "The Spy Who Dumped Me" isn’t its dearth of humor or reliance on an unimaginative espionage plot but the way it wastes the talents of its leads.

A simple story with lots of visual pizzazz and little in the way of complexity or intelligence is a great way to lure viewers of all nationalities into theaters.

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2018-07-10
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: Jon E. Cohen
Cast: Rancel Edwards, Erin Karpluk, Michael Xavier, Erin Agostino, Jonas Chernick, Mia Kirshner

This superficial and lightweight approach might make for adequate TV viewing but it functions more as a clumsy tease than a satisfying motion picture.

The prioritization of highlighting moments of "Star Wars" lore over telling a compelling story makes "Solo" feel overlong and anticlimactic.

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2018-04-27
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Zak Knutson
Cast: Maggie Grace, Clancy Brown, John Malkovich, Ryan Kwanten, Mike Epps, Russell Peters, Brooks Braselman

This more-dumb-than-funny stoner comedy has its moments, although not nearly enough of them.

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2017-02-03
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Science Fiction/Drama
Director: Peter Chelsom
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino

What happens when a promising premise is betrayed by a dumbed-down, hackneyed screenplay.

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

A case can be made that "Return of the Jedi" is the worst installment of the entire Lucas-helmed "Star Wars" series.