The movie doesn’t make a lot of sense and it doesn’t help that the dialogue is poorly written and clumsily delivered.

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2021-07-16
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Cartoon Violence)
Genre: Animated/Adventure
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Cast: LeBron James, Eric Bauza, Jeff Bergman, ...

Feels more like a two-hour commercial for the entire Warner Brothers catalog and a means of stroking LeBron James' ego.

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2021-07-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Morgan Neville
Cast: Anthony Bourdain, Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, ...

The knowledge of how the movie must end hangs like a pall over its first 90 minutes, transforming an otherwise remarkable rags-to-riches tale into something steeped in regret.

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With a paint-by-numbers storyline and lackluster villain, the chief pleasures come from Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, and David Harbour.

Soderbergh constructs a masterful tale of escalating crime, filled with anti-heroes, outright villains, and low-key twists at every turn.

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2021-07-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller/Horror
Director: Everardo Gout
Cast: Ana de la Reguera, Tenoch Huerta, Josh Lucas, Leven Rambin, Cassidy Freeman, Alejandro Edda, Will Patton

Adept at providing the violence fans expect from an exploitation flick and, despite its pretense of offering political commentary, that’s really all this movie is.

Uses reliable science fiction/time travel/alien invasion tropes in ways that could be interesting but ultimately turn out to be regurgitations of stories we’ve seen before.

There’s a depressing predictability to nearly all the action scenes that saps tension and encourages boredom.

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Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2021-06-18
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Enrico Casarosa
Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Emma Berman, Marco Barricelli, Saverino Raimondo, Maya Rudolph, Jim Gaffigan

The message is laudable and Luca’s heart is in the right place but its sledgehammer tactics make parts of the movie feel more like a homily than summer entertainment.