Targeted at prepubescent girls, the holiday-themed fantasy adventure drowns in CGI, underdeveloped characters, and a plot utterly devoid of energy and excitement.
It’s supposed to be a screwball comedy but someone forgot to include the laughs.
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about "Novitiate" is the even-handedness with which it treats religion in general and 1960s Catholicism in particular.
Represents an effective melding of visceral and intellectual filmmaking.
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.
Beneath the pulsating music and strobe-lit fluorescent visuals, this is as pernicious and invidious a motion picture as one is likely to discover in a multiplex
Whether or not audiences pull a disappearing act, "Now You See Me 2" doesn’t bring magic back to the multiplex.
This isn’t about providing quality entertainment; it’s about fooling audiences into spending money by offering a familiar title with recognizable actors.
A confident director, a polished screenplay, and a trio of glowing performances make "The Nice Guys" the first satisfying motion picture entertainment of 2016’s summer season.
"No Escape" is a throwback to an era when thriller were defined by suspense and tension rather than overblown action and special effects-enhanced stunts.