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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: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2018-03-09
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Ava DuVernay
Cast: Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, ...

Saddled with an unevenly paced screenplay and overly reliant on generic CGI, "A Wrinkle in Time" fails to convey the magic of the book.

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-23
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Disturbing Images, Profanity)
Genre: Horror/Adventure
Director: Kimble Rendall
Cast: Li Bingbing, Kellan Lutz, Kelsey Grammer, ...

The movie feels like what it is – a moderately low-budget action/adventure outing designed primarily for the Asian market.

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: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2018-01-12
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Family/Adventure
Director: Paul King
Cast: Ben Whishaw, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, ...

The movie will enthrall children while providing enough sophisticated tidbits to keep adults engaged.

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-03-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Cartoon Violence, Profanity, Mild Sexual Content)
Genre: Adventure/Comedy
Director: Jake Kasdan
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Ser’Darius Blain, Morgan Turner, ...

An improvement over the 1995 original, this quasi-sequel mixes adventure with humor, fun performances, and a canny understanding of late 1990s-style video games.

Run Time: 2:32
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-03-27
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Rian Johnson
Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, ...

Standout, signature scenes make for moments of great viewing power but can’t hide the flaws of an untidy, overlong story.

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: 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: 2:13
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-02-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Adventure/Drama
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Cast: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, ...

Although probably a little too long, the film succeeds in being both emotionally forceful and dramatically satisfying.