Movie Reviews

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REVIEW: Joy Ride is a Raunchy Blast Bolstered by a Killer Cast

Joy Ride is raunchy and hilarious, boasting a talented cast and pitch-perfect script to produce one of the best comedies of the year.

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REVIEW: Netflix's Run Rabbit Run Is a Dull Exercise in Exploring Trauma Through Horror

The Australian psychological thriller Run Rabbit Run is all about trauma, but it doesn't offer any rewarding new approach to familiar themes.

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REVIEW: Confidential Informant's All-Star Cast Can't Save This Uneven Crime Thriller

Mel Gibson, Dominic Purcell, and Nick Stahl give their all, but they cannot help Confidential Informant from succumbing to mediocrity.

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REVIEW: Sheroes is a Mediocre Action Comedy That Settles For the Bare Minimum

Sheroes has committed performers and a frenetic style, but the story is derivative and goes nowhere fast. Here's CBR's Review.

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REVIEW: Netflix's Hilarious & Heartbreaking Nimona is Truly Special

Expanding the idiosyncratic ND Stevenson story of the same name into a feature-length story, Netflix's Nimona is a phenomenal achievement.

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REVIEW: Wes Anderson's Asteroid City is Fantastic, But Gets Too Distracted in the Second Half

When Wes Anderson's Asteroid City works, it's a charming wonder, but stumbles over its own ambitions and becomes too distracted for its own good.

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REVIEW: Surrounded Is a Riveting, Personal Western That's More Than Meets the Eye

Letitia Wright and Jamie Bell deliver phenomenal and emotional performances in Anthony Mandler's poignant western, Surrounded.

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REVIEW: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is a Fun (if Flawed) Love Letter to the Franchise

Despite some minor stumbles, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is a loving, sometimes subversive, and overall fun experience. Here's CBR's review.

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REVIEW: Maggie Moore(s) is a Scattered Crime Comedy, Carried By Jon Hamm

There's not much to the murder mystery in Maggie Moore(s), but star Jon Hamm carries the movie with his affable, charming screen presence.

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REVIEW: Extraction 2 is Essentially Call of Duty: The Movie, for Better or Worse

Extraction 2 is a basic action movie that's essentially Call of Duty: The Movie -- and when it embraces that, the Chris Hemsworth flick is pretty fun.

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REVIEW: Hulu's Jagged Mind Creates Uneven Horror From Domestic Abuse

The blunt, obvious storytelling holds Jagged Mind back from being truly scary or affecting, but has some strong, sporadic moments.

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The Blackening Is the Best Horror Movie of the Summer, & Funniest Movie of the Year So Far

The Blackening is the latest horror-comedy to hit theaters, and it's a home run, delivering the best horror movie of the summer.

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REVIEW: You'll Never Find Me is a Tense Thriller You Can't Look Away From

Brilliantly directed and carried by two central performances, You'll Never Find Me is a great, self-contained nail-biter.

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REVIEW: Brooklyn 45 Delivers an Adequate Horror Drama That Could Have Gone Further

Brooklyn 45 has some entertaining elements, but the movie needed to push itself further to achieve greatness. Here's CBR's review.

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REVIEW: The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster Creatively Updates Frankenstein

At its best, The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster uses its horror elements to highlight and expand on the social issues its characters face.

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REVIEW: Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Finally Lets a Transformers Movie be Fun

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts won't reinvent the wheel, but its sci-fi action thrills prove that good live-action Transformers sequels are doable.

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REVIEW: Pixar's Elemental is a Visually Stunning Love Story That Begs for a Bit More Depth

While it stumbles a little in the world-building and broad comedy, Elemental's central love story is stirring and beautifully produced.

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REVIEW: Falcon Lake is a Subtle Dream-Like Supernatural Coming-Of-Age Romance

Falcon Lake is a relatable and understated exploration of young love with a dream-like, supernatural element.

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REVIEW: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Is Exactly Why We Love Superhero Films

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is a must-see film that reminds audiences why we love Miles and already has fans hyped for the third film.

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REVIEW: Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story Showcases the Man Behind Freddy Krueger

Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story explores the classically trained actor who became a horror legend.