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"Origin" offers plenty to ponder and argue; the result is powerful and compelling.

Many of the flaws are more than compensated for by the flashes of brilliance and the strength of the central character’s presentation.

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Home Release Date: 2023-05-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Jason Statham, Aubrey Plaza, Cary Elwes, Hugh Grant, Josh Hartnett, Bugzy Malone, Eddie Marsan, Peter Ferdinando

The lukewarm spy thriller offers a convoluted, meandering storyline almost entirely devoid of tension and suspense.

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2022-03-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Graham Moore
Cast: Mark Rylance, Zoey Deutch, Dylan O’Brien, Johnny Flynn, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Simon Russell Beale, Alan Mehdizadeh

The twists and turns keep the viewer engaged, the puzzle pieces fit together on a second viewing, and Rylance never ceases to mesmerize.

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: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2021-05-12
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity, Mature Themes)
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Director: Alexandre Aja
Cast: Melanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric

The bad aftertaste from the contrived conclusion diminishes the experience but doesn’t undo the prior 90 minutes of mystery and tension.

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Regina King
Cast: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr.

Although inconsistently paced, there’s enough compelling material here to make for a challenging and thought-provoking fly-on-the-wall’s perspective.

Blends the intelligence of a well-written dramatic sci-fi/fantasy tale with the action/adventure of a big budget motion picture.

A better-than-average war movie, merging technical craftsmanship, narrative coherence, and competent acting.

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 1991-10-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Norman Jewison
Cast: Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller, Piper Laurie, Dean Jones

There are enough good things to warrant a look for those who may have dismissed the film in 1991 or who never saw it.