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

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Disaster Sequences, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Cast: Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd, Scott Glenn

In different times, it might have been possible to give "Greenland" a lukewarm recommendation for anyone looking for something frenetic and mindless.

Although this stripped-down regurgitation of the story is faithful to Donna Tartt’s novel in the broadest sense of the word, it lacks elegance and depth.

"Gringo" is messy and at times incoherent, filled with pointless subplots and confounding “twists.”

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

At best made-for-TV quality with stars too big to allow it to go directly where it belongs.

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2017-02-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Zhang Yimou
Cast: Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau

It’s baffling that so much talent could produce something this lackluster.

"Gods of Egypt" is often sloppy and fails in many ways but the cheesy momentum is hard to resist.

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, Ryan Lee, Amy Ryan, Jillian Bell

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: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2015-03-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Pierre Morel
Cast: Mark Rylance, Ray Winstone, Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca

I was in the mood for an over-the-hill action hero, I definitely wouldn't pick Sean Penn.