Latest 2 star movies

  • Criminal Review

    Criminal Review

    Despite a fun performance from Kevin Costner, Criminal is a half-baked action/thriller that fails to properly explore its sci-fi premise.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Hardcore Henry Review

    Hardcore Henry Review

    Hardcore Henry is only partly successful at using the first person POV format to create a unique cinematic experience.

    (15) by Sandy Schaefer
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Review

    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 Divergent Series: Allegiant Review

    The Divergent Series: Allegiant Review

    Allegiant is a subpar installment in The Divergent Series that fails to justify the decision to split the final Divergent novel into two movies.

    (24) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Brothers Grimsby Review

    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 Review

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

    (5) by Sandy Schaefer
  • London Has Fallen Review

    London Has Fallen Review

    London Has Fallen is an uninspired sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, but has some of its predecessor’s cheesy action movie throwback charm.

    (14) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Triple 9 Review

    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 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 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 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 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
  • Ride Along 2 Review

    Ride Along 2 Review

    Ride Along 2 is an uninspired retread of its predecessor, but manages to reach the (low) bar set for this action/comedy franchise.

    (8) by Sandy Schaefer
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Review

    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
  • The Forest Review

    The Forest Review

    The Forest struggles to transform its spooky premise and haunting setting into memorable or unique on-screen movie scares.

    (14) by Ben Kendrick
  • Daddy’s Home Review

    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 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
  • Victor Frankenstein Review

    Victor Frankenstein Review

    Victor Frankenstein is an entertainingly kooky, but otherwise messy and slapdash re-imagining of the Frankenstein mythos.

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

    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

    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 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
  • Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Review

    Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Review

    Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is completely uneven but guilty fun – a horror film sendup that will cull as many haters as cult followers.

    (6) by Ben Kendrick
  • Our Brand is Crisis Review

    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
  • Jem and the Holograms Review

    Jem and the Holograms Review

    What good intentions Jem and the Holograms has are weighed down by its cheap aesthetic and thinly-drawn storyline.

    (14) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Last Witch Hunter Review

    The Last Witch Hunter Review

    Dazzling visuals and fun supernatural brawls can’t save The Last Witch Hunter from a cliché plot and uneven Vin Diesel performance.

    (31) by Ben Kendrick