Movie Reviews

Movie Review: ‘The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature’

Much of the action in the animated children's comedy "The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature" (Open Road) unfolds at a frenzied pace. Yet, for all the sound and fury, this is in the end a bland film, unlikely to please any but the least discerning viewers.
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Movie Review: ‘Dunkirk’

Writer-director Christopher Nolan's compelling historical drama "Dunkirk" (Warner Bros.) demonstrates fine films about wars can be made.
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Movie Review: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’

Monkey business turns deadly serious in "War for the Planet of the Apes" (Fox), the climactic installment of the rebooted film franchise.
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Movie Review: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

This vibrant comic-book adaptation follows the double life of seemingly ordinary high school student Peter Parker (Tom Holland) as he struggles to keep his extra-curricular crime-fighting activities from his easily worried guardian, Aunt May (Marisa Tomei).
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Movie Review: ‘Despicable Me 3’

Director Pierre Coffin's animated comedy "Despicable Me 3" -- the second direct follow-up to the 2010 original -- turns out to be something of a disappointment, falling short when compared to its predecessors.
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Movie Review: ’47 Meters Down’

Way back in 1975, Steven Spielberg taught the world just how scary sharks can be with his classic "Jaws." Apparently the two main characters in the thriller "47 Meters Down" failed to get the message.
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Movie Review: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’

Grown-ups who yearn to connect with their inner 11-year-old boy are given a two-and-a-half-hour window of opportunity to do so in "Transformers: The Last Knight" (Paramount). 
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Movie review: ‘Cars 3’

In this installment of the family-friendly animated franchise, some of the anthropomorphic automobiles featured in the earlier films are joined by a fleet of new characters sure to please young viewers.
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Movie Review: ‘Wonder Woman’

The movie's fundamental values are sound, if not always clearly expressed.
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Movie Review: ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul’

Together with a noticeable lack of creative drive, writer—director David Bowers' reliance on scatological humor blights his adaptation of the eponymous novel by Jeff Kinney, the fourth installment of a screen franchise that began in 2010.
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Movie Review: ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’

Rearranging some of the traditional elements of the Arthur legend -- which may or may not be rooted in actual history -- director and co-writer Guy Ritchie comes up with a sort of "Prince and the Pauper" version of events.
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Movie Review: ‘The Dinner’

A trenchant morality tale about the nature of evil and mankind's savage underpinnings, turns out to be as infuriatingly dense and labyrinthine as Dutch author Herman Koch's 2009 novel.
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