Latest 2 star movies

  • The Circle Review

    The Circle Review

    The Circle is bolstered by a fascinating premise and solid performances, but doesn’t bring anything new to the table in regard to its discussions.

    (15) by Chris Agar
  • Free Fire Review

    Free Fire Review

    Free Fire is a stronger concept than film, hamstrung by poor storytelling and execution, despite the best efforts of the cast.

    (4) by Chris Agar
  • Going in Style Review

    Going in Style Review

    Going in Style is a baffling blend of tones that ultimately plays as a harmless piece of fluff devoid of any significant stakes.

    (2) by Chris Agar
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village Review

    Smurfs: The Lost Village Review

    The Lost Village is standard, kid-friendly entertainment, but it succeeds at bringing the colorful Smurfs universe to playfully-animated life.

    by Sandy Schaefer
  • Ghost in the Shell Review

    Ghost in the Shell Review

    Ghost in the Shell struggles to dig below the surface of its thought-provoking concepts and bring real depth to its striking visuals.

    (83) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Life Review

    Life Review

    Despite some promising elements, Life amounts to a middling (and derivative) sci-fi horror/thriller that never fully realizes its potential.

    (19) by Sandy Schaefer
  • CHIPS Review

    CHIPS Review

    CHIPS is a generic buddy cop comedy that will leave both longtime fans and newcomers alienated with a weak story and thin characters.

    (14) by Chris Agar
  • The Belko Experiment Review

    The Belko Experiment Review

    The Belko Experiment makes for a truly fascinating concept, but is dragged down by mundane execution that doesn’t always engage the viewer.

    (9) by Chris Agar
  • A Cure for Wellness Review

    A Cure for Wellness Review

    A Cure for Wellness is a visually-stunning work, but the abundance of style adds up to an overall hollow experience that fails to connect.

    (3) by Chris Agar
  • Fist Fight Review

    Fist Fight Review

    Fist Fight may be as slight as a half-hour sitcom comedy, but enough of its R-Rated jokes hit their target to sustain the movie’s brisk runtime.

    (1) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Great Wall Review

    The Great Wall Review

    Despite some inspired elements, The Great Wall is an odd mashup of Hollywood monster blockbuster and sweeping Chinese fantasy epic.

    (7) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Fifty Shades Darker Review

    Fifty Shades Darker Review

    While Fifty Shades Darker exceeds its predecessor in some ways, in other respects it’s just as ridiculous (if not more so) by comparison.

    (9) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Rings Review

    Rings Review

    Rings is a mediocre horror sequel handicapped by poor writing that will only appeal to die hard fans of the genre and source material.

    (7) by Chris Agar
  • Sadako v Kayako Review

    Sadako v Kayako Review

    Sadako v Kayako (The Ring v The Grudge) won’t win over the uninitiated, but fans of both franchises should have a good time with this crossover.

    (1) by Chris Agar
  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Review

    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Review

    The Final Chapter meets the standard for mindless thrills set by the previous Resident Evil films, ending the series on more of a shrug than a bang.

    (11) by Sandy Schaefer
  • xXx: Return of Xander Cage Review

    xXx: Return of Xander Cage Review

    xXx: Return of Xander Cage serves up all the expected over-the-top action, but it won’t win the series any new fans due to various shortcomings.

    (11) by Chris Agar
  • Monster Trucks Review

    Monster Trucks Review

    Monster Trucks is an OK kids movie that lacks most of the substance of the classic 1980s Amblin productions it tries to emulate.

    (6) by Chris Agar
  • Live by Night Review

    Live by Night Review

    Live by Night is a dense and disorganized movie adaptation in which Ben Affleck covers too much ground for any one story or character to succeed.

    (10) by Ben Kendrick
  • Why Him? Review

    Why Him? Review

    Why Him? falls victim to its genre’s clichés, but Cranston and Franco make for an entertaining odd couple comedic pairing.

    (3) by Chris Agar
  • Passengers Review

    Passengers Review

    Despite decent chemistry between the leads and a fascinating concept, Passengers is a bland, unsatisfying sci-fi story that fails to connect.

    (22) by Chris Agar
  • Assassin’s Creed Review

    Assassin’s Creed Review

    Assassin’s Creed is a step in the right direction for video game movies but slick action and beautiful visuals are undercut by a hollow hero story.

    (19) by Ben Kendrick
  • Office Christmas Party Review

    Office Christmas Party Review

    Office Christmas Party is a decent studio comedy, but its entertaining parts do not add up to a cohesive whole.

    (4) by Chris Agar
  • Bad Santa 2 Review

    Bad Santa 2 Review

    Bad Santa 2 is another late comedy sequel that fails to catch lightning in a bottle again with a poor script and weak characters.

    (3) by Chris Agar
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk Review

    Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk Review

    Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is a well-intentioned misfire that cannot live up to its higher aspirations.

    (2) by Chris Agar
  • Trolls Review

    Trolls Review

    Trolls is solid, visually-stunning entertainment for kids with a positive message, but there isn’t much there for adults.

    (2) by Chris Agar
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