Illustrates what happens when filmmakers take a moderately interesting premise and surround it with witless writing, cringe-inducing acting, stagnant action, humor-deprived comedy, and feckless drama.

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2021-04-09
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Disaster Movie Scenes, Mild Gore)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Pal Oie
Cast: Thorbjorn Harr, Ylva Lyng Fuglerud, Lisa Carlehed, ...

Although it might seem odd to call a disaster film “low-key,” the label applies in this case.

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2021-03-31
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Monster Mayhem)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Adam Wingard
Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Demian Bichir, Kyle Chandler, ...

What works as a sizzle reel totaling three minutes shows its inherent shallowness when expanded to nearly two hours.

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The flaws of "Justice League" were rooted too deeply for even a complete reworking to solve them.

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2021-03-19
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Dominic Cooke
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Angus Wright, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley

A sometimes-riveting old-fashioned spy thriller that is occasionally reminiscent of the fictional works of John Le Carre and Len Deighton.

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Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: 2021-03-05
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Julius Sevcik
Cast: Hanna Alstrom, Carice van Houten, Claes Bang, Alexandra Borbely, Martin Hofmann, Karel Roden, Roland Moller

History buffs, especially those with an affinity for World War II stories and/or an interest in 20th century Czechoslovakia, may enjoy what "The Affair" has to offer

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2021-03-05
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated/Fantasy
Director: Don Hall, Carlos Lopez Estrada
Cast: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Izaac Wang, Gemma Chan, Daniel Dae Kim, Benedict Wong

"Raya" offers a screenplay and story geared primarily toward younger audiences and lacks the magic necessary to command long-term adulation.