Latest 3.5 star movies

Latest 3.5 star movies

  • Furious 7

    Furious 7 is another solid Fast and the Furious installment – one that (flaws aside) provides a nice farewell to star Paul Walker.

    (89) by Sandy Schaefer
  • It Follows

    The film might not be as deep as it aspires to be, but It Follows is one retro horror movie that’s quite creepy and has style to spare.

    (57) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Get Hard

    The combined power of Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell is enough to make ‘Get Hard’s raunchy and juvenile look at prison life a whole lot of depraved fun.

    (27) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Chappie

    Chappie succeeds in Blomkamp’s principle goal: exploring a heightened version of childhood development told through the lens of gritty science-fiction and gangster stereotypes.

    (81) by Ben Kendrick
  • Project Almanac

    Even though Project Almanac does not reinvent the found footage format, the movie still manages to tell a gripping (and stylish) time travel story.

    (29) by Ben Kendrick
  • Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

    ‘Justice League: Throne of Atlantis’ is solid DC superhero entertainment and a great introduction to the Aquaman character.

    (52) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Big Eyes

    Tim Burton buttons down his kooky expressiveness with Big Eyes, but the resulting film is one of his better (and more self-reflective) in recent memory.

    (12) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Into the Woods

    ‘Into the Woods’ struggles in fine tuning prior iterations for the big screen, and finding its own identity as a film, but it’s still an overall enchanting and entertaining musical experience for all ages.

    (93) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    It’s a solid entry in the series, and lays an intriguing foundation for Part 2, but on its own Mockingjay – Part 1 is rarely as entertaining or rewarding as its predecessors.

    (67) by Ben Kendrick
  • Whiplash

    Whiplash is a tense (but somewhat hollow) psycho-thriller that features a ferocious performance to remember from J.K. Simmons.

    (36) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Foxcatcher

    ‘Foxcatcher’ is an interesting character study that struggles to convey insightful conclusions about its subjects.

    (15) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Interstellar

    Interstellar is an imaginative movie, but a heavy-handed mix of personal sacrifice and theoretical physics doesn’t leave much room for subtle storytelling.

    (190) by Ben Kendrick
  • St. Vincent

    St. Vincent is ultimately derivative of other (and better) indie filmmakers’ work, but thanks to Bill Murray’s performance, it’s still a pleasant and funny viewing experience.

    (2) by Sandy Schaefer
  • John Wick

    ‘John Wick’ excels, unapologetically, at what it seeks to be: a fun, pulpy, violent B-movie action romp, built upon a cool mythology within a compelling Noir world.

    (32) by Kofi Outlaw
  • The Boxtrolls

    While The Boxtrolls doesn’t represent the studio’s best work, it’s nonetheless another visually-inventive, witty, and energetic fairy tale adventure to add to Laika’s mantlepiece

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Drop

    The Drop is ultimately a solid mood piece, with strong performances that help elevate it above its derivative story elements.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Still, for audience members that enjoyed prior films in the series (even while acknowledging their faults), Transformers: Age of Extinction is the biggest Robots In Disguise movie yet.

    (249) by Ben Kendrick
  • Edge of Tomorrow

    As it stands, the uniqueness of the time reset premise and sci-fi action distinguish the film from so many others in the genre, and it is at least worth a matinée viewing on the big screen.

    (101) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Chef

    At the end of the day, though, Chef is successful in fulfilling its ambitions – offering a pleasant cinematic road trip, which also works as a palate cleanser for Favreau the filmmaker.

    (13) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Belle

    Belle might be a little too polite, for those who prefer their period dramas to be more souped up; at the same time, though, it has an intelligence that should make it more appealing.

    (10) by Sandy Schaefer