Latest 2.5 star movies

  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Review

    It’s not exactly a bar-raising sequel, but My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 has enough of its predecessor’s charm and sincerity to earn a passing grade.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Brothers Grimsby Review

    The Brothers Grimsby is a middle of the road action/comedy where Sacha Baron Cohen’s R-Rated comedy brand offers diminishing returns.

    (6) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Review

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is an uneven, but otherwise passable wartime comedy/drama anchored by Tina Fey’s performance.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Triple 9 Review

    Triple 9 has elements of greatness, but its talented cast and inspired directorial flourishes are offset by messy storytelling choices.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Zoolander 2 Review

    Zoolander 2 aims to be bigger and crazier than its predecessor, but amounts to a serviceable (though less memorable) comedy sequel.

    (2) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Review

    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is unwieldy horror-comedy – delivering an amusing but gimmicky blend of Regency-era romance and zombie mythology.

    (16) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Finest Hours Review

    The Finest Hours is a respectful dramatization of the real-life events that inspired it, but is too by the numbers to leave a strong impression.

    (3) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Kung Fu Panda 3 Review

    Kung Fu Panda 3 is a well-meaning piece of escapism for kids – one that shows signs of wear in the larger computer-animated kung fu franchise.

    (8) by Ben Kendrick
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Review

    13 Hours has elements of a lean and efficient action/thriller, but is bloated and overblown thanks to Michael Bay’s directorial approach.

    (45) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Daddy’s Home Review

    Daddy’s Home is a formulaic Will Ferrell comedy, but enough jokes hit their mark to make it a passable one.

    (7) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Krampus Review

    Krampus isn’t as clever or scary as Christmas horror/comedies past, but provides enough kitschy fun for those craving a darker holiday yarn.

    (26) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Secret in Their Eyes Review

    Secret in Their Eyes is a well-acted and politically-charged drama/thriller with ambitions that exceed its grasp.

    (6) by Sandy Schaefer
  • 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.

    (126) 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.

    (53) 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.

    (46) 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.

    (9) 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.

    (32) by Kofi Outlaw