Unable to generate an honest emotional response, the filmmakers resort to cheap trickery and heart-string rending music.

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2016-10-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Edward Zwick
Cast: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Robert Knepper, Danika Yarosh, Aldis Hodge, Patrick Heusinger

A jumble of overhyped action scenes, trite dialogue, painfully bad “character development”, and awful writing.

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2016-05-27
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: James Bobin
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Rhys Ifans, Matt Lucas, Lindsay Duncan

The movie is frequently incomprehensible and, on those occasions when it makes sense, the viewer may wish it didn’t.

This isn’t about providing quality entertainment; it’s about fooling audiences into spending money by offering a familiar title with recognizable actors.

What we’re left with is a misbegotten notion that bringing back characters long past their sell-by date is a good idea.

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2016-02-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Horror/Romance
Director: Burr Steers
Cast: Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcoate, Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, Lena Headey, Charles Dance, Sally Phillips

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a viewer in search of two hour’s quality entertainment won’t find it here.