Although there are individual moments that snap, crackle, and pop, the production as a whole is bloated and at times even a little tedious.

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2017-09-22
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, Bob Logan
Cast: Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, ...

A 90-second toy commercial is generally innocuous but stretch it out to 90 minutes and it can be a challenge to endure.

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2017-09-22
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Adult Themes, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Valerie Muller, Angelin Preljocaj
Cast: Anastasia Shevtsova, Veronika Zhovnytska, Juliette Binoche, ...

When "Polina" works, it captivates. When it doesn’t, it’s sufficiently well-made to advance the story.

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Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2017-09-22
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Adult Themes)
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: Lena Khan
Cast: Danny Pudi, Rizwan Manji, Jon Heder, Karen David, Kevin Pollak

At times it feels a little amateurish, especially in terms of its comedy, but there’s also a deep-rooted sense of sincerity.

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2017-09-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Mike White
Cast: Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer, Michael Sheen, Jermaine Clement, Luke Wilson, Mike White, Shazi Raja

The movie may be marketed to art house audiences but it has something to say to (and about) us all.

An inspirational story based on a true event with long-shot Oscar aspirations.

"American Assassin" is as generic an espionage thriller as you’re likely to find.

With "mother!", director Darren Aronofsky seems determined to baffle, infuriate, and divide his audience.

"Rebel in the Rye" falls into the trap that ensnares many a bio-pic: trying to present too broad a chronology in too limited a time.

There’s always a place for good acting, clever dialogue, and a sense of humor, even if the narrative teeters between incidental and irrelevant.