Despite the charm of Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, Baywatch is an overlong buddy cop (or, lifeguard) comedy with more notable action than humor.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is an adequate series sequel, but fails to leave any lasting impression on the audience.
Alien: Covenant plays it safe by mashing together the best elements of previous Alien films, delivering a solid sci-fi horror/thriller in the process.
Everything, Everything offers some creative flourishes on a fairly typical teen romance that succeeds thanks to its young stars.
Legend of the Sword's brazen reimagining of Arthurian mythos, coupled with Ritchie's style, makes for a bombastic yet entertaining King Arthur epic.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 doubles-down on everything that audiences loved about its predecessor, to still-entertaining but diminished returns.
The Circle is bolstered by a fascinating premise and solid performances, but doesn't bring anything new to the table in regard to its discussions.
Free Fire is a stronger concept than film, hamstrung by poor storytelling and execution, despite the best efforts of the cast.
The Lost City of Z is a handsome and ambitious historical epic, if also one that's more intellectually engaging than emotionally compelling.
The Fate of the Furious is a solid addition to the franchise, but falls short of the bar set by recent Fast & Furious installments.
Going in Style is a baffling blend of tones that ultimately plays as a harmless piece of fluff devoid of any significant stakes.
The Lost Village is standard, kid-friendly entertainment, but it succeeds at bringing the colorful Smurfs universe to playfully-animated life.
The Boss Baby is generic animated fare, but it's bolstered by a unique visual flair and important lessons for children in the audience.
Ghost in the Shell struggles to dig below the surface of its thought-provoking concepts and bring real depth to its striking visuals.
Despite some promising elements, Life amounts to a middling (and derivative) sci-fi horror/thriller that never fully realizes its potential.
CHIPS is a generic buddy cop comedy that will leave both longtime fans and newcomers alienated with a weak story and thin characters.
Power Rangers has mixed success with its efforts to modernize the franchise, but offers enough playful storytelling and spectacle to offset its flaws.
The Belko Experiment makes for a truly fascinating concept, but is dragged down by mundane execution that doesn't always engage the viewer.
Beauty and the Beast does right by its predecessor, delivering a musical experience that both dazzles the eyes and plucks the heartstrings.
Kong: Skull Island is a shared universe launchpad that fulfills its promise of big, goofy, monster mayhem - setting up even bigger things to come.