Black Mass (2015)
"Depp keeps Bulger's sizable temper and immense evil professionally in check until it explodes diabolically in scenes of sudden, searing violence -- much of it played out before witnesses, and sometimes in broad daylight. "
Fantastic Four (2015)
Terminator Genisys (2015)
Ted 2 (2015)
Inside Out (2015)
"The movie's high-concept construction could easily have come across like little more than a cleverly animated psychology text, but it is grounded in the fundamental emotional appeal of its storytelling. "
Jurassic World (2015)
"Where Mr. Spielberg picked the perfect shot every time, Mr. Trevorrow's camera is in constant, anxious motion, as if hunting for the right place to put the camera but never finding it. Even the digital dino effects somehow look worse here. "
San Andreas (2015)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Hot Pursuit (2015)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
"Ultimately, Age of Ultron is still a pretty good blockbuster and a pretty good superhero movie. But its biggest problem is that, thanks to its predecessor, we know what a truly great one looks like -- and this isn't it. "
Ex Machina (2015)
Kill Me Three Times (2015)
Furious 7 (2015)
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015)
Run All Night (2015)
The Artist (2011)
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
"In some ways, Mockingjay Part 1 is the most interesting entry in the series; certainly it's the most expansive. But it's also the weakest -- a movie about rebellion and politics that displays little real interest in either. "
The Judge (2014)
"It's Mr. Duvall, though, who owns the movie. As Hank, Mr. Downey gets the better lines, but Mr. Duvall, now 83, bears the brunt of the movie's emotional weight, and he carries it with marvelous dignity. "
Gone Girl (2014)
The November Man (2014)
"A better title for The November Man would have been The August Movie because that's what this is: the sort of blander-than-bland cinematic misfire that Hollywood often drops into the end-of-summer doldrums. "
The Giver (2014)
The Expendables 3 (2014)
"Mr. Banderas, Mr. Grammer and Mr. Snipes acquit themselves well in what are essentially comic support roles. Mr. Stallone is stolid, and occasionally seems lost in the crowd, but fulfills his purpose of anchoring the show. "
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is both a great sequel and a great movie -- a film that expands brilliantly on its already strong source material, and makes a case for itself as the best movie of the summer. "
22 Jump Street (2014)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
"[Singer] has an intuitive feel for the fundamentals of the comic-book movie and its flawed fantasy characters. Under his direction, these pulpy, larger-than-life creations become both tragic and relatable. "
"It's louder, bigger, and more exquisitely crafted than its cheap-thrills predecessors, but at least in the old days, you knew that, underneath the rubber costume, there was a real human being inside. "
Million Dollar Arm (2014)