Movie Reviews

Movie Review: ‘Only the Brave’

The heartbreaking true story of an elite Arizona firefighting team comes to the big screen in "Only the Brave" (Columbia).
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True-life story shows how stray dog saved life of Hollywood writer-director

For a lot of people, surviving getting struck by lightning might be enough to change their life. Hollywood writer and director Mitch Davis lived through such an ordeal, but in the mind of Davis and his family, that’s not what turned their life around. It was a stray dog named Pluto, who is immortalized in...
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Movie Review: Flatliners

Comparisons to a spell spent sitting in your doctor's waiting room might be equally apt. Or a visit to limbo...
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Movie Review: ‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’

"The Lego Ninjago Movie" (Warner Bros.), is awkward, noisy and tedious, though the boredom is occasionally relieved by the odd flash of wit.
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Movie Review: ‘Home Again’

'Home Again' is a morally mixed film in which kindly characters follow the misguided marital and sexual dictates of contemporary society.
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Movie Review: ‘The Good Catholic’

A self-identified romantic comedy built around a priest's struggle with his vocation is bound to be doubtful fare for viewers of faith. And so it proves with "The Good Catholic" (Broad Green).
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Movie Review: ‘All Saints’

Sincere but less than slick, the low-key, fact-based drama "All Saints" (Sony) celebrates Christian faith and family life. Believers, accordingly, will likely be inclined to overlook its artistic shortcomings.
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Movie Review: ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’

Morality is never allowed to get in the way of style as Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds find creative ways to dispatch a host of extras in the excessively mayhem-ridden action flick "The Hitman's Bodyguard."
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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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