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Although cartoonish qualities sometimes belie its confidence, “The Walk” stands solidly on its own as a thoughtful, crowd-pleasing complement to “Man on Wire.”
“The Green Inferno” is both a furious, full-stop cannibal horror show and a way for director Eli Roth to ferociously gnaw at meat on the bones he has to pick.
A technically magnificent, frighteningly immersive and solidly acted drama about the irresistible force of commerce meeting Mother Nature's immovable object.
Jesse Eisenberg makes a credibly, and unexpectedly, badass action hero. But "American Ultra" tops out at modest velocity straight down the middle of the road.
The movie doesn't feel phony, but it beats an unexpected retreat to safety — a solace far beyond the gaze of the greatness “Compton” gives you at the outset.
Co-star/writer/director Joel Edgerton delivers a confidently patient, psychologically potent and wonderfully acted parable about victimization and vindication.
After this, you sense even if Tom Cruise leans more heavily on others for 20 more years of "Mission" movies, he'll will them into equally unhurried excellence.
For a film forged by favors and trial-by-fire filmmaking, it earns its place in the panoply of ’90s psychological thrillers that throw you for a loop…or six.