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Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Comic Book Violence)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Ben Affleck, Billy Crudup, Connie Nielsen, ...

Succeeds in assembling the title team and getting the internal dynamic right but fails in crafting a memorable or imposing villain.

Run Time: 1:26
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: Joe Lynch
Cast: Steven Yeun, Samara Weaving, Steven Brand, ...

A little like "The Purge" in an office building with the best moments coming in the early-going.

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Extreme Violence)
Genre: Action/Fantasy
Director: Takashi Miike
Cast: Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sota Fukushi, ...

Although a little too long, this bottled adrenaline delivers the kind of jolt that will excite action/samurai fans.

Run Time: 2:13
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-03
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Cartoon Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Taika Waititi
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, ...

Boasts a lighter tone but regurgitates the basic story of every other superhero team-up.

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: Taran Killam
Cast: Taran Killam, Hannah Simone, Bobby Moynihan, ...

Although sporadically amusing, it feels like a 20-minute short that was expanded to feature length to its considerable detriment.

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Home Release Date: 2017-12-05
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Shane Abbess
Cast: Daniel MacPherson, Kellan Lutz, Teagan Croft, ...

As far as it goes, the first film is an enjoyable space opera but, as a stand-alone, it doesn’t work.

Run Time: 2:21
U.S. Home Release Date: 2017-12-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Cast: Taron Egerton, Bruce Greenwood, Edward Holcroft, ...

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: 1:52
U.S. Home Release Date: 2017-12-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Torture, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Michael Cuesta
Cast: Dylan O’Brian, Michael Keaton, Taylor Kitsch, ...

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

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Home Release Date: 2017-10-24
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Cary Murnion, Jonathan Milott
Cast: Dave Bautista, Brittany Snow, Angelic Zambrana

Undone by a litany of bad decisions and the underlying weakness of the core material.

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Home Release Date: 2017-11-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: Patrick Hughes
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, ...

Exactly what the average movie-goer would expect from something with this title and these actors and, judged on that basis, it rarely misfires.