• The Boy

    by Ben Kendrick

Latest 2.5 star movies

  • American Ultra

    American Ultra is not quite the sum of its eclectic parts, but is strangely entertaining, nonetheless.

    (17) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Ricki and the Flash

    Ricki and the Flash is a half-baked comedy/drama, but the cast (including Meryl Streep’s aging rocker) makes it a charming one.

    (7) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Vacation

    The new Vacation means well but tries too hard, and is ultimately just another pale imitation reboot.

    (32) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Southpaw

    Southpaw is a paint by numbers boxing drama kept afloat by good direction and a ferocious Jake Gyllenhaal performance.

    (11) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Minions

    Minions delivers just enough of what people love about the eponymous Despicable Me characters to please their fanbase – but not much else.

    (14) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Terminator Genisys

    Terminator Genisys is a good entry point for new viewers, with worthwhile setup for future installments, but falls short in evolving core elements of the series.

    (81) by Ben Kendrick
  • Entourage

    ‘Entourage: The Movie’ arrives in theaters offering too little, way too late, for anyone but the die-hard fans to enjoy it.

    (16) by Kofi Outlaw
  • San Andreas

    It may be big, loud, and pretty dumb, but San Andreas is a fun (albeit fleeting) piece of summer blockbuster escapism.

    (26) by Ben Kendrick
  • Tomorrowland

    ‘Tomorrowland’ is a fun adventure with big ideas and a lot of heart, but somehow winds up lacking in both.

    (40) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Unfriended

    ‘Unfriended’ is a spooky ghost story parable that will (only) be fun for those who grew up in the era of the online social jungle.

    (47) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Batman vs. Robin

    ‘Batman vs. Robin’ presents fans with some weighted options: improved action and thrills at the expense of even worse vocals.

    (60) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Home

    Home is a colorful and entertaining CGI adventure, but weighed down by an uneven and shallow story, falls short of animated greatness.

    (8) by Ben Kendrick
  • Jupiter Ascending

    ‘Jupiter Ascending’ is a baffling mix of material that is both impressively innovative, and utterly ridiculous.

    (121) by Kofi Outlaw
  • The Interview

    For all the controversy, in the end, the funniest thing about The Interview may be people’s “Is that what the fuss was about?” response to the finished product.

    (127) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Annie

    Annie (2014) lands in an uninventive middle ground – it isn’t necessary (or an improvement) but it isn’t a total disaster either.

    (29) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Pyramid

    ‘The Pyramid’ overcomes thin writing and an inconsistent found-footage format to deliver a horror movie experience that actually fulfills its promises.

    (24) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Laggies

    Buoyed by Keira Knightley’s empathetic performance, Laggies is a decent coming of adult age dramedy that (like its protagonist) is a bit too directionless.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Before I Go to Sleep

    Before I Go to Sleep does little to redefine the psychological thriller genre but still offers an intriguing central mystery that should keep viewers guessing.

    (6) by Ben Kendrick
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    Alexander is far less memorable than its source material, but it ultimately proves to be an affable (and refreshingly brisk) piece of family-friendly entertainment.

    (9) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Judge

    The Judge is a very familiar tale of a man that finds humility in a return to his hometown – albeit one with a few genuinely powerful moments of drama.

    (29) by Ben Kendrick