Triple 9 has elements of greatness, but its talented cast and inspired directorial flourishes are offset by messy storytelling choices.
Zoolander 2 aims to be bigger and crazier than its predecessor, but amounts to a serviceable (though less memorable) comedy sequel.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is unwieldy horror-comedy - delivering an amusing but gimmicky blend of Regency-era romance and zombie mythology.
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.
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.
13 Hours has elements of a lean and efficient action/thriller, but is bloated and overblown thanks to Michael Bay's directorial approach.
Daddy's Home is a formulaic Will Ferrell comedy, but enough jokes hit their mark to make it a passable one.
Krampus isn't as clever or scary as Christmas horror/comedies past, but provides enough kitschy fun for those craving a darker holiday yarn.
Secret in Their Eyes is a well-acted and politically-charged drama/thriller with ambitions that exceed its grasp.
Unfortunately, Spectre is to Skyfall what Quantum of Solace was to Casino Royale; that is to say: less inspired in just about every way.
Burnt fails as a character study, but thrives when bringing the fast-moving world of professional chefs to cinematic life.
Our Brand is Crisis stumbles in turning the 2002 Bolivian presidential election into a cohesive dramedy but the film is packed with memorable humor.
Bridge of Spies is a bit of dull historical theater, propped up by the talents of Spielberg, Tom Hanks and the Coen Bros.
Crimson Peak is a classic case of style over substance resulting in a hollow movie experience that never fully reaches its potential.
The Intern is an insubstantial Nancy Meyers comedy kept afloat by Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway's screen chemistry.
Hotel Transylvania 2 offers cute but brainless escapism for young moviegoers - as well as parents looking to distract their children for a few hours.
The Visit is a fun and kitschy horror parable - though the trademark Shyamalan twist will be a big disappoint for many viewers.
The Boy is a very slow burn, one that successfully works to the narrative at hand, but isn't particularly enjoyable to watch.
American Ultra is not quite the sum of its eclectic parts, but is strangely entertaining, nonetheless.