Like the other Robert Langdon movies, "Inferno" is fast-paced and forgettable, and exists mostly to buttress the careers of Ron Howard, Dan Brown and Tom Hanks.
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Lights Out

A terse and tense horror film that relies on familiar tropes, but does so with verve and some very effective scares.

Tom Cruise plays Jack Reacher in "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

The worst movie Tom Cruise has ever made. Sadder still? He knows it, too.
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Alice Through the Looking Glass

It died a quick death at the box office, but "Alice Through the Looking Glass" is a charming, colorful romp that exceeds the original.

Before he cracks heads, Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) must crunch some numbers in "The Accountant," a 2016 action-drama from Warner Brothers.

The Accountant

"The Accountant" embraces icy reserve early before turning blowtorches of dull sentiment, clunky exposition, unsurprising surprises & illogical twists upon it.

The Legend of Tarzan

A confusing addition to the ape-man oeuvre until you realize its true mold is the 1981 softcore version starring Bo Derek. Except here we're ogling the guy.


The Girl on the Train

This psychosexual thriller desperately wants to be the next "Gone Girl," but the audience will reach the final stop far ahead of the train.

The Birth of a Nation

A film of exquisite beauty exploring the ugliest chapter in the story of America. It is a chorus of rage, sung without malice but also without apology.


X-Men: Apocalypse

A bit overlong and overstuffed with unnecessary distractions, but "X-Men: Apocalypse" ably continues the mutant superhero saga.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Good but not great, “Miss Peregrine’s” reminds you over and over that it’s a Tim Burton film without emulating the magic of his previous movies.

David Oyelowo is Robert Katende and Madina Nalwanga is Phiona Mutesi in Disney's QUEEN OF KATWE, the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess.

Queen of Katwe

A typical sports underdog story with an exotic African backdrop, "Queen of Katwe" feels like a lot of random moves instead of a comprehensive narrative.

Deepwater Horizon

A multimillion-dollar movie about mistakes made to hold onto one-millionth of a profit percentage, but it mostly finds value in the right places.

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The Shallows

“The Shallows” won’t linger in your memory, but it should keep you entertained.

The Magnificent Seven

"The Magnificent Seven" is a well-built summer blockbuster that doesn't supplant the original but certainly doesn't shit in its bed.