Latest 2.5 star movies

  • Spectre Review

    Unfortunately, Spectre is to Skyfall what Quantum of Solace was to Casino Royale; that is to say: less inspired in just about every way.

    (117) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Burnt Review

    Burnt fails as a character study, but thrives when bringing the fast-moving world of professional chefs to cinematic life.

    (9) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Our Brand is Crisis Review

    Our Brand is Crisis stumbles in turning the 2002 Bolivian presidential election into a cohesive dramedy but the film is packed with memorable humor.

    (1) by Ben Kendrick
  • Bridge of Spies Review

    Bridge of Spies is a bit of dull historical theater, propped up by the talents of Spielberg, Tom Hanks and the Coen Bros.

    (51) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Crimson Peak Review

    Crimson Peak is a classic case of style over substance resulting in a hollow movie experience that never fully reaches its potential.

    (44) by Kofi Outlaw
  • The Intern Review

    The Intern is an insubstantial Nancy Meyers comedy kept afloat by Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway’s screen chemistry.

    (8) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Hotel Transylvania 2 Review

    Hotel Transylvania 2 offers cute but brainless escapism for young moviegoers – as well as parents looking to distract their children for a few hours.

    (7) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Visit Review

    The Visit is a fun and kitschy horror parable – though the trademark Shyamalan twist will be a big disappoint for many viewers.

    (31) by Kofi Outlaw
  • The Boy Review

    The Boy is a very slow burn, one that successfully works to the narrative at hand, but isn’t particularly enjoyable to watch.

    (1) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘American Ultra’ Review

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

    (17) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Ricki and the Flash’ Review

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

    (8) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Vacation’ Review

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

    (32) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Southpaw’ Review

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

    (11) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Minions’ Review

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

    (15) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Terminator Genisys’ Review

    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’ Review

    ‘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’ Review

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

    (27) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Tomorrowland’ Review

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

    (41) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Unfriended’ Review

    ‘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.

    (48) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Batman vs. Robin’ Review

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

    (60) by Kofi Outlaw