Harrowing, compelling cinema - perhaps not as wrenching as "12 Years a Slave" but not far removed.
An awkward and unappealing mix of mismatched parts that doesn’t generate enough laughs to make it feel like anything other than a waste of 90 minutes.
A fresh and engaging storybook adventure that should appeal to viewers both inside and out of the core demographic.
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"Deepwater Horizon" is structured not so much as a fictionalized chronicle of actual events as it is an old-fashioned disaster movie.
With two better versions of this story readily available, why bother with this mediocre re-telling?
"Blair Witch" seems more like a pale homage than a new chapter to the saga.
"Bridget Jones’s Baby" exceeds expectations and, as a result, makes us willing to forgive the delay in bringing the character back to theaters.
"Snowden" could have been an important film. Sadly, unlike its subject, it’s unremarkable and easily forgotten.
Although not an Oscar-worthy endeavor, "Sully" proves to be by turns engaging, exhilarating, and nail-biting.
A loving tribute in general to "Star Trek" and in particular to the man who gave more than half of his life to Spock.