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Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2017-07-28
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: David Leitch
Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Eddie Marsan, ...

Brash, energetic, and exhilarating, any points it loses because of a lack of originality are gained back as a result of Theron’s dedication.

Run Time: 2:02
U.S. Release Date: 2017-07-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Cast: Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, ...

The movie has its pleasures but not enough of them to make it worth the heavy time investment.

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 2017-07-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Gillian Robespierre
Cast: Jenny Slate, Abby Quinn, John Turturro, ...

An ensemble of solid performances with some affecting moments is ultimately undone by a storyline that treads too-common ground for American indie films.

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2017-06-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: Comedy/Romance
Director: Michael Showalter
Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, ...

The film works primarily because of its big heart and ability to engage our emotions while not turning off our brains.

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2017-06-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Sofia Coppola
Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, ...

Despite having been feted at Cannes 2017, Coppola isn’t working at the level where she once toiled.

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2017-06-28
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Edgar Wright
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Flea, CJ Jones, ...

Its combination of good pacing and a willingness to tell a story remind us of what summer movies once were.

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2017-06-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs, Violence)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Lucia Aniello
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell, Zoe Kravatz, ...

Comedy in the vein of "The Hangover" with a little "Weekend at Bernie’s" thrown in for good measure.

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 2017-06-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Brett Haley
Cast: Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Nick Offerman, ...

More about character and performance - specifically, a career-best turn for Sam Elliott as Lee Hayden - than narrative.

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2017-06-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: Trey Edward Shults
Cast: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, ...

Doesn’t compromise and for those who love a grittier, less audience-friendly flavor of horror, it’s a must-see.

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2017-05-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity, Violence, Drugs)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: Seth Gordon
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, ...

This waterlogged product is an example of lazy writing and direction with a vague hope that perhaps the involvement of The Rock will attract viewers.