NEWS ABOUT: movie review

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Sex Tape Isn't Sexy—or Funny

(Newser) - Critics were neither titillated nor amused by Sex Tape, the new romantic comedy starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel as a married couple that tries to spice up their lives by recording a marathon 3-hour bedroom session, and wind up accidentally sending it to everyone they know. As of this... More »

You've Never Seen a Movie Like Boyhood

Incredible film was shot over 12 years, and critics are thrilled with the results

(Newser) - Critics aren't just calling Boyhood the movie of the year—they're calling it one of the greatest movies of all time. Director Richard Linklater actually shot the coming-of-age story over 12 years, allowing audiences to watch actor Ellar Coltrane literally come of age onscreen. The results are apparently... More »

Transformers 4 Is Just Plain Awful

Critics advise you stay away from this noisy summer flick

(Newser) - Womp womp. According to critics, the Transformers franchise should have been kept to a trilogy. The fourth installment of this robot-smashing series, Transformers: Age of Extinction, is getting the nod from just 20% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes . The upside? It has a 74% approval rating from audiences. Here's... More »

Jersey Boys Falls Flat

Film doesn't live up to the Broadway musical: critics

(Newser) - What do you get when you mix Clint Eastwood and a Tony Award-winning musical? That would be Jersey Boys, the film version of the Broadway show starring John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli and Christopher Walken as a mobster. So will you be singing along or dozing in your seat?... More »

22 Jump Street Stays Fresh

Critics are still laughing at Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill

(Newser) - Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are back as partners-in-crime-fighting in 22 Jump Street, but rather than go undercover as high-schoolers to infiltrate a drug ring, this time around they're going undercover as college students. How does the sequel stand up to the first installment? Read on.
  • "That Stoner
... More »

The Fault In Our Stars Will Make You Cry

And critics, for the most part, love it for it

(Newser) - The much-anticipated film adaptation of John Green's The Fault In Our Stars opens today, starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as teen lovers dealing with cancer. Critics are in love, too—as of this writing it has an 81% on Rotten Tomatoes —with most praising its wit and... More »

Jolie Is Maleficent's Saving Grace

Revisionist take on Sleeping Beauty divides critics

(Newser) - Maleficent, Disney's new revisionist take on Sleeping Beauty, opens this weekend, and critics seem to agree on one thing: Angelina Jolie is stunning in the title role. But they're divided on how good the movie around her actually is—it's currently scoring 47% on Rotten Tomatoes . Here'... More »

Critics Totally Wowed by Latest X-Men

It may be tough to follow, but who cares?: reviews

(Newser) - The superheroes are back again in X-Men: Days of Future Past and boy, do they impress as they time-travel back to the 1970s. Critics are throwing the film a 93% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes as of this writing, and audiences are even more generous. So what's there to... More »

Godzilla: as Good as Jaws?

Mostly good reviews for this beast of a revival

(Newser) - The Godzilla franchise enters its seventh decade and there's plenty of building-smashing to go around. But does the beast also have a sensitive side? Director Gareth Edwards shows there's more to the monster in this latest Godzilla flick, starring Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen. How does he do?... More »

Neighbors Is Shockingly ... Mature?

Critics approve of surprisingly sweet raunchfest

(Newser) - It may look like a raunchy, juvenile, toga party of a movie, but Neighbors is actually surprisingly sweet and honest, critics seem to agree. Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, and Zac Efron star in the story of a pair of new parents battling it out with their neighborhood's new frat... More »

Latest Spider-Man Too Long, Tangled

Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone boost Marc Webb's film

(Newser) - The latest Spider-Man movie, yet another story of balancing love and crime-fighting, is no revolution in superhero filmmaking. Still, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have their moments, say critics:
  • "The fifth Spidey movie in 12 years is overlong, underwhelming, unnecessary, and sure to be a hot ticket," writes
... More »

Transcendence Aims High, Falls Flat

Wally Pfister film stars Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall

(Newser) - Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp and Rebecca Hall, tells the story of a dying scientist whose wife uploads his brain onto a computer. Wally Pfister's directorial debut (he's been Christopher Nolan's longtime cinematographer) raises worthwhile questions about technology, identity, and good and evil, critics say—but they're... More »

Kristen Wiig Can't Save Too-Nice Hateship Loveship

Critics mostly sour on movie, despite Wiig's mostly successful dramatic turn

(Newser) - Kristen Wiig: Serious dramatic actor? The funny lady takes a stab at it in Hateship Loveship, an adaptation of an Alice Munro short story that gets a limited release today. For the most part, critics think Wiig does a good job, but they aren't especially fond of the movie... More »

Captain America Is Year's 1st ... Summer Blockbuster

Critics generally agree it's a crowd-pleaser

(Newser) - Chris Evans is back as Captain America in an action-packed flick that seems better suited for a summer opening—and may in fact be better than its 2011 version. With a star-studded line-up, including Scarlett Johansson and Robert Redford, critics generally agree The Winter Soldier pleases. Here's what they'... More »

Noah Is Insane, in a Good Way

Critics say Aronofsky's biblical epic is ambitious if uneven

(Newser) - Admit it: You weren't expecting the reviews for Noah to be good. But the biblical epic, directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, is actually getting a lot of praise—even if most of it acknowledges that the movie is nuts. Here's what people... More »

Divergent Is Safe, Derivative

Latest YA dystopian epic not bad, but it's no 'Hunger Games,' critics say

(Newser) - A dystopian sci-fi movie with a courageous young heroine based on a popular YA novel hits theaters this weekend—and no, it's not that other movie. No, this is Divergent, the story of a girl in a strictly segmented society who doesn't fit into any of those segments.... More »

Muppets Sequel Can't Top Reboot

Critics are pleased overall, but can't help comparing to the 2011 installment

(Newser) - The Muppets are back following their spectacular 2011 revival . This time, they're headed to Europe (with comedic big-hitters Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, and Ty Burrell alongside), where all doesn't quite go as planned. Does Muppets Most Wanted live up to the reboot? The critics weigh in:
  • "Refreshingly
... More »

Veronica Mars Caters to Fans

Non-fans, not so much

(Newser) - Fans of TV's Veronica Mars have been impatiently waiting to see their favorite private eye on the big screen—after all, they did pay to make it happen —and critics seem to agree on what matters: The diehards will like the full-length feature. Here's what they're... More »

Mr. Peabody & Sherman Stays True to Original

Movie generally pleases, is charming with funny bits: reviews

(Newser) - Critics and audiences alike seem pleased with Mr. Peabody & Sherman, a remake of Jay Ward's classic cartoon—made famous on the Rocky & Bullwinkle Show—about a smart talking dog, his adopted human son, and their travels through history via their WABAC (think way-back) machine. What reviewers are... More »

Non-Stop Is Boring, Implausible

Critics divided on Liam Neeson's mid-air mystery

(Newser) - Liam Neeson's improbable late-career resurgence as an action star continues this weekend with Non-Stop, a thriller in which Neeson plays an air marshal attempting to find a killer mid-flight. Critics are lukewarm on it; many enjoyed Neeson's performance, but many also complained about the plot, and the ending... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS
Other Sites We Like:   The Street   |   MSN Living   |   PopSugar Tech   |   RealClear   |   24/7 Wall St.   |   Biography   |   Barstool Sports   |   OK!