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Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Drama/Romance
Director: James Foley
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, ...

Although there are numerous problems with "Fifty Shades Freed," the fundamental one is also the most obvious: the lack of a compelling 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: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2017-09-01
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Justin Chadwick
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Jack O’Connell, ...

Lifeless, contrived, and sleep-inducing, it’s an example of how badly wrong a film can go.

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2017-04-28
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: James Ponsoldt
Cast: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, ...

Has difficulty wedding its collage of ideas with a compelling narrative.

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2017-02-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Romance
Director: James Foley
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, ...

This is a bad film - at times it’s nigh unwatchable - but that doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things.

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2016-10-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Tate Taylor
Cast: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, ...

"The Girl on the Train" doesn’t derail but it’s not the smoothest of rides.

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2016-05-27
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: James Bobin
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, ...

The movie is frequently incomprehensible and, on those occasions when it makes sense, the viewer may wish it didn’t.

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2015-10-16
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Horror/Comedy
Director: Rob Letterman
Cast: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, ...

The film, which captures the feel if not the full charm of the written stories, comes across as an autopilot low-scare monster movie targeted at 7 and 8-year olds.

Run Time: 2:21
U.S. Release Date: 2015-05-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Joss Whedon
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Hemsworth, ...

"Age of Ultron" disappoints not because it's irredeemably bad but because it fails to achieve the level of its predecessor in nearly every facet.

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2015-02-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity)
Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan

Who would have imagined that a movie about sex ...