Movies with screenplay written by Simon Kinberg

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355, The

The spy movie category isn’t so sparsely populated that the arrival of a mediocre entry like The 355 is going to excite anyone. Notable exclusively for having a quintet of female leads, the movie resides somewhere above Ocean’s 8 and below...

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-02-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Simon Kinberg
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penelope Cruz, ...
Dark Phoenix

For longtime fans of the X-Men comic books, “The Dark Phoenix Saga” has been the Holy Grail. As crafted by Chris Claremont and John Byrne (with an assist from Dave Cockrum), the epic narrative, which was a major element of The Uncanny X-Me...

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2019-06-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Simon Kinberg
Cast: James McAvoy, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, ...
Fantastic Four

The negative buzz surrounding the troubled production of Fantastic Four might lead savvy viewers to approach the movie with apprehension. Perhaps surprisingly, it's no better or worse that the other superhero movies of 2015.  That says more ...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2015-08-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Josh Trank
Cast: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, ...
Jumper

One of the cardinal rules when making a motion picture about a superhero, especially one no one has heard of, is not to make the integrity of the story depend on the existence of a sequel. Unfortunately, that's a rule that director Doug Liman brea...

Run Time: 1:28
U.S. Release Date: 2008-02-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION
Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Hayden Christensen, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson, ...
Mr. and Mrs. Smith

The problem with Mr. and Mrs. Smith is that it's really two movies in one. The first is a sly comedy/thriller worthy of Hitchcock, and the other is a big, noisy summer action flick. The marriage of these two, like that of the title characters, is...

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 2005-06-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Vince Vaughn, ...
Sherlock Holmes

Schlock Holmes is too brutal. Call it instead The Adventure of the Da Vinci Code Knock-off or The Adventure of the Missing Ending. Either would be equally appropriate. This original story, which borrows heavily from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "can...

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2009-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, ...
This Means War

Sometimes it's hard to recognize the importance of seemingly inconsequential element like "tone" when it comes to a romantic comedy. This Means War is a case study in what happens when the filmmakers mess this up. The movie is being marketed as an ...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2012-02-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY/ACTION
Director: McG
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, ...
X-Men: Apocalypse

If there’s an obstacle to the potential box office success of X-Men: Apocalypse, it’s the growing sense of superhero movie fatigue. Counting Deadpool, this is the fourth superhero movie to reach screens in the last three-plus months. With...

Run Time: 2:14
U.S. Release Date: 2016-05-27
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Bryan Singer
Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, ...
X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past doesn't feel like a superhero movie, at least not in a traditional sense. There are action scenes but many are suffused with a sense of futility. Battles turn into massacres with the "good guys" on the wrong side of the c...

Run Time: 2:11
U.S. Release Date: 2014-05-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Content)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ACTION
Director: Bryan Singer
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Ellen Page, Nicholas Hoult, ...
X-Men: The Last Stand

For X-Men viewers, this is probably as straightforward as it gets: if you liked the first two, you're likely to appreciate the third. X-Men: The Last Stand isn't as taut or satisfying as X-Men 2, but it's better constructed and better paced than t...

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: 2006-05-26
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Brett Ratner
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Ellen Page, Ben Foster, ...