movie review

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss Moves On in 'Spectacular' Way

She plays a woman unraveling in Queen of Earth

(Newser) - Ever wonder what a psychological breakdown looks like up close? See for yourself in Queen of Earth from Alex Ross Perry. It follows two friends, one of whom has recently lost her father to suicide and her lover to another woman. Here's what critics are saying:
  • Queen of Earth
... More »

Grandma Could Get Lily Tomlin Her First Oscar

The 75-year-old should get her face on the $20, quips AO Scott

(Newser) - Just because Grandma is the title character doesn't mean you're in for a sappy lovefest. Lily Tomlin plays Elle, an elderly feminist who gets hit with a bomb at 9am: Sage, her teenage granddaughter, is pregnant and needs her help. Here's what critics are saying about Grandma:... More »

U.N.C.L.E. Is Old-Fashioned —in a Good Way

Critics generally agree it's a good flick, at least for August

(Newser) - Two spies from opposite sides of the Iron Curtain join forces to keep a bomb out of the hands of a mutual enemy in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. , inspired by the 1960s TV show. What do critics think of Guy Ritchie's first flick since 2011?... More »

This Psychological Thrill Ride Is a 'Gift'

Critics applaud Joel Edgerton's directorial debut, as well as his acting

(Newser) - A married couple played by Jason Bateman (Simon) and Rebecca Hall (Robin) move from Chicago to LA where they re-encounter a high school acquaintance who lavishes them with housewarming presents and tries to work his way into their lives in The Gift. It's a twisted thriller from first-time director... More »

Gyllenhaal Is Great, Southpaw Not So Much

Gyllenhaal 'transcends' this predictable redemption story: critics

(Newser) - Jake Gyllenhaal plays a light heavyweight boxing champion who takes hard knocks in the ring and in life in this riches-to-rags-to-riches story, initially meant to star rapper Eminem. After gaining 15 pounds of pure muscle, Gyllenhaal has apparently also nabbed some new fans. Here's what critics are saying:
  • There'
... More »

This Is the 'Funniest Film of the Year'

Amy Schumer shines in surprisingly-conventional Trainwreck

(Newser) - Amy Schumer's first feature film probably won't be her last. Critics seem to be big fans of Trainwreck, an R-rated flick about "Amy," a woman turned off by monogamy, though perhaps not for long. Alongside SNL alum Bill Hader and LeBron James, Schumer, who also wrote... More »

Sorry, Ryan Reynolds: Self/less Is 'Point/less'

Actor's 'bland' performance tops off a generally bad movie: critics

(Newser) - Ryan Reynolds can't catch a break. Not only was he hit by a car this year , but he can't seem to find his rhythm on screen. In Self/less, he plays the younger form of a wealthy powerbroker who swaps his cancer-riddled body for a newer model and a... More »

Magic Mike XXL Doesn't Need a Plot: It's Hot

This more intimate sequel is all about the women: critics

(Newser) - Mike is single again and ready to reunite with his stripper pals for one last hurrah at a stripper convention in Magic Mike XXL. We all know the ladies loved the original flick, but does this one maintain the fire? Here's what critics are saying:
  • Its "plot can
... More »

Critics in Love-Hate War Over Ted 2

Some say it's hilarious, others couldn't stand it

(Newser) - A court declares a 2-foot-tall talking teddy bear is, um, not human. So starts Seth MacFarlane's Ted 2, in which Ted and his faithful buddy John recruit a pot-smoking lawyer to plead his case while cracking jokes about black penises. What do critics have to say?
  • Will everyone love
... More »

'Astonishing' Inside Out Is the 'Reason Pixar Exists'

Latest 'gem' brings studio out of a rut: critics

(Newser) - Emotions Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust must strike a balance in the mind of 11-year-old Riley as she adjusts to a new city and school in Disney and Pixar's Inside Out. With a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes , the flick seems destined to become a classic. Here's... More »

It's No Park, but Jurassic World Still Charms

The dinosaurs are a sight to be seen, Chris Pratt isn't bad either

(Newser) - The latest, long-awaited installment in the Jurassic Park saga is here. This time, characters played by Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard watch as the genetically-modified dinosaur Indominus rex is unleashed on the park; destruction, of course, is inevitable. Here's what critics are saying:
  • "You can't experience
... More »

Spy Might Be McCarthy's Best Yet

Melissa McCarthy brings 'infectious' laughs

(Newser) - Melissa McCarthy stars as a desk-bound CIA agent who heads into the field to seek out revenge for a lost comrade in Spy. As the flick comes from writer-director Paul Feig of Bridesmaids , you won't be surprised to find a female-centric cast. But do they bring the laughs?
  • "
... More »

Aloha Stinks of 'Flop Sweat'

All-star cast can't save a messy script: critics

(Newser) - An all-star cast of Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, and Bill Murray comes together in Aloha, a love-triangle romantic comedy set in, you guessed it, Hawaii. But that all-star cast wasn't enough to win over most critics:
  • "Aloha is a marshmallow of a film: soft on the
... More »

Tomorrowland Is a Beautiful, Flawed Adventure

Critics split on sci-fi flick with impressive visuals

(Newser) - Hope is pitted against doom in Disney's Tomorrowland, a sci-fi flick about a girl who finds a magic pin that takes her to a kind of utopian world at risk alongside a ravaged Earth. From animation marvel Brad Bird, it stars George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, and some impressive young... More »

Mad Max Is Epic, 'Boldly Feminist' Joyride

We may have a new action classic on our hands: critics

(Newser) - Well, this is an, um, interesting change of pace: Men's rights activists are up in arms over Mad Max: Fury Road, claiming the flick is feminist propaganda. One well-known blog is calling for a boycott, according to the Hollywood Reporter , but critics' reviews aren't likely to keep audiences... More »

Hot Pursuit 'Not in Any Way Worth Watching'

Critics slam this buddy comedy as unfunny, lazy, offensive

(Newser) - Any shot Hot Pursuit had at becoming this summer's hottest comedy has flown out the window thanks to what can only be described as some of the worst reviews we've seen in a while. The flick starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara has managed just a 7% approval... More »

Avengers 2 Is 'Jaunty Good Fun'

Characters, comedy make this flick an 'amusing' sequel

(Newser) - The superheroes are back for round two in Avengers: Age of Ultron, following 2012's well-reviewed original . If you're expecting just another action flick, you may be in for a surprise. Here's what critics are saying:
  • "As he did in the first Avengers, writer-director Joss Whedon avoids
... More »

Cobain Documentary 'Brilliant,' 'Uncomfortable'

Director Brett Morgen probes the man behind the myth

(Newser) - It's pretty much unanimous: Critics are in love with Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the documentary produced by Cobain's daughter , which hits theaters today before premiering on HBO next month. With interviews from his parents, Courtney Love, and more, it offers an intimate look at the star who... More »

Mall Cop 2 'Painfully Unfunny'

It indicates a Dark Age of US comedy: critic

(Newser) - Kevin James' rent-a-cop moves from a suburban shopping mall to a Las Vegas casino in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, the sequel to the 2009 flick that topped the box office . Sadly, critics are wishing James never hopped back on the Segway. Here's what they're saying:
  • The first
... More »

Kristen Stewart Truly Wows in Clouds of Sils Maria

Critics agree: She deserved that French Cesar

(Newser) - An established actress rehearses for a role as an older woman, opposite a young starlet, with help from her assistant in Clouds of Sils Maria, starring Juliette Binoche, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Kristen Stewart, respectively. Stewart has already made history with her performance, but what do critics have to say?... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

AROUND THE WEB


Other Sites We Like:   The Street   |   HitFix   |   PopSugar Tech   |   RealClear   |   24/7 Wall St.   |   The Frisky   |   Owler