Who would have thought that the director behind the cloying "The Help" could turn the story of the Godfather of Soul into something this cliché-defying?
Despite some nice moments, what starts out as a retread of director Lasse Hallstrom's "Chocolat" goes completely a la carte in an extraneous third act
Hoffman gives a memorable performance in this masterful John le Carré adaptation as a German master of intelligence coping with a post-9/11 world
More full-tilt-boogie Euro-schlock grindhouse existentialism from Luc Besson, featuring a droning, brain-powered superhero that Morgan Freeman tries his darnedest to explain
Solidly entertaining adventure film features another great Andy Serkis motion-capture performance, but it lacks the big ideas of the 1968 and 2011 versions
The cast (including Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette) ages in real time in this stirring look at a family's perseverance through the day-to-day business of...
"Hoop Dreams" director Steve James takes us on a rollercoaster ride of the legendary film critic's personal and professional highs and lows
The talented star of "Bridesmaids" has played characters in five-minute Groundlings sketches that felt more thought-out and well-written
You won't learn much about the politically influential Koch brothers that you haven't already heard from Rachel Maddow, but this dispassionate advocacy doc connects the...
Writer-director John Carney's follow-up to "Once" is shamelessly manipulative and disingenuous, but it's so sweet and lovely that it gets stuck in your head anyway
The battling, metallic heroes have never looked better, but Michael Bay's choppy, dissonant storytelling methods remain as audience-punishing as ever
This look at the designer's life skims the surface - an admittedly chic, beautiful surface
This charming 1996 comedy of romantic misunderstandings from the late New Wave master remains witty and observant two decades later
With so much time spent plugging Sin City, the sequel barely has time for its dozen or so major characters
"Wet Hot American Summer" director David Wain sends up rom-com clichés in a movie that's so post-modern that it winds up post-funny
While the nostalgic film doesn't drag, it also never answers the question, "Why spend 134 minutes on the Frankie Valli episode of 'Behind the Music'?"
This indie drama, featuring Paul and Juliette Lewis, is well-acted and beautifully shot, but it feels like the 401st version of "The 400 Blows" to...
The only agenda of this scruffy and urbane comedy, about a young comic contemplating abortion, is to be true and funny
Everyone who's ever felt like an outsider -- or picked up an instrument without knowing how to play it -- should check out this entertaining...
The villain of "Sleeping Beauty" gets to be the hero in smart (but visually hideous) story that injects post-"Frozen" female empowerment into an old chestnut
Seth MacFarlane's non sequitur gags about the awfulness of life on the frontier get the laughs, but they're overcrowded by sophomoric sex and scatology jokes...
It's a familiar sci-fi mashup, but director Doug Liman knows how to find the fun and the thrills in this tale of an alien-fighting soldier...
A contrived set-up and wild shifts in tone undercut interesting performances from two great actors
Make sure you're caught up on all things X if you want to keep track of what Wolverine's doing in the past and how it...
The monster movie's biggest star delivers when he's on screen, but his appearances are way too few and far between
The late Philip Seymour Hoffman leads a fine cast that drowns in the fetishized squalor of this steeltown bummer
Gia Coppola (Francis' granddaughter) makes her debut as writer-director
The actress is game, and some moments land, but this farce is frequently forced and overly frenetic
This thoroughly predictable baseball drama wears you down like an adorable dog demanding to be scratched
The British actor's tour de force performance anchors this daring, riveting drama that takes place entirely inside a vehicle driving down the highway at night