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Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2018-03-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Roar Uthaug
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Daniel Wu, ...

Possibly the most faithful adaptation of a video game to-date but faithfulness to the source material doesn’t always result in the best cinematic experience.

Run Time: 2:14
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Ryan Coogler
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Winston Duke, Daniel Kaluuya, ...

It sloughs off the generic label that adheres to many films of the genre, providing an experience that is by turns exciting, emotional, and funny.

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Lin Oeding
Cast: Jason Momoa, Stephen Lang, Garret Dillahunt, ...

A standard-order action/thriller with adequate performances, occasional bursts of tension, awful dialogue, and a minimal narrative.

Run Time: 2:22
U.S. Release Date: 2018-01-26
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Wes Ball
Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Ki Hong Lee, Barry Pepper, ...

Pointless, loud, seemingly longer than a Peter Jackson film, and missing a credible story, this is for "Maze Runner" completists only.

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2018-01-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Cast: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, ...

"The Commuter" delivers exactly what’s advertised – a turn-off-the-brain action film starring Liam Neeson that doesn’t moralize or overplay its hand.

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-03-13
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. Home Release Date: 2017-12-26
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. Home Release Date: 2018-02-13
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. Home Release Date: 2018-03-06
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. Home Release Date: 2017-12-26
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.