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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.

An unfortunate example of what happens when the financial gains of a stand-alone film cause everyone involved to envision a franchise-in-the-making.

Run Time: 2:23
U.S. Release Date: 2021-06-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Musical
Director: Jon M. Chu
Cast: Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Jimmy Smits, Leslie Grace, Corey Hawkins, Olga Merediz, Gregory Diaz IV

The high-energy musical numbers represent the motivation to stick with the movie when the narrative momentum flags.

Sketchy character development and poor world-building keep the film and its protagonists at arm’s length.

The magic previously enjoyed by "The Conjuring" movies has failed to materialize for this journey into the supernatural.

As generic, made-for-quick-consumption animated productions go, there’s nothing especially bad about "Spirit Untamed." Unfortunately, there’s nothing especially good, either.

If one puts aside the film’s antecedents, what’s left is an unremarkable family film that lacks a compelling reason to exist.

Snyder takes some chances, doesn’t skimp on the gore, and offers a shock or two.

An example of something that can work well on the written page but loses a lot when condensed and brought to the screen.

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 2021-05-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Cast: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols

The "plot" is just an excuse to present long, lovingly-filmed instances of sadism and torture.