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Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Sean Anders
Cast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow, ...

There are worse ways to get some cheap laughs and the warm, fuzzy feeling that comes with any rendition of “kumbaya.”

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: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Greta Gerwig
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, ...

Highlighted by an awards-worthy performance by Saoirse Ronan and structured around a light, witty script, the movie delivers a coming-of-age snapshot.

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-01
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Scott Moore, Jon Lucas
Cast: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, ...

A plot-by-numbers sit-com movie that tries hard (perhaps too hard) to reproduce the elements that made its predecessor successful.

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-27
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Thriller/Comedy
Director: George Clooney
Cast: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, ...

A tonal disaster – an awkward and ineffective attempt to blend dark comedy with social commentary.

Run Time: 2:27
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-27
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: Ruben Ostlund
Cast: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, ...

The interminable setup and unfocused ending bookend an otherwise engaging experience.

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: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Noah Baumbach
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, ...

Functions more as a diversion than a fully satisfying motion picture, although, for something streaming on Netflix, a “diversion” is usually good enough.

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, ...

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: 1:40
U.S. Home Release Date: 2017-10-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Damian Harris
Cast: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Patrick Stewart, ...

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