The Good Dinosaur (2015)
"Delivering tautly designed thrills, handsome production values, and welcome shades of personality, "Spectre" is savvy commercial moviemaking with the right amount of edge to stand out from the crowd. "
The Peanuts Movie (2015)
I Smile Back (2015)
"Sarah Silverman's work is of a towering caliber few actors could even dream of reaching, so emotionally piercing and yet so bereft of vanity and artifice it has the power to haunt the viewer for days. "
Our Brand is Crisis (2015)
Miss You Already (2015)
"Easily could have fallen into maudlin Lifetime clichés, yet dodges such trappings to present a forthright, emotionally authentic depiction of friendship through the years, in all its complex forms. "
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Steve Jobs (2015)
"If the film isn't entirely insightful on the many complex facets of the late Steve Jobs' personality, it remains technically skillful and thematically resonant, vignettes from a time period as recent as it is startlingly obsolete. "
"Stands out from the crowd of modern family features, driven by a desire to match its title character's rebellious essence. It is always better to be ambitious and work only some of the time than to never, or rarely, try at all. "
The Martian (2015)
Cop Car (2015)
"Epitomizes what happens when every last creative and technical element is operating together at the highest level possible. "Sicario" is mesmerizing, a subjectively grim but necessary stunner saturated in apprehension. "
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
"More focused, imaginative & tightly paced than the scattered, less thoughtful original, "Hotel Transylvania 2" is a merrily ghoulish excursion sure to please fans of the series while winning over those who wished the first film had tried a little harder. "
The Intern (2015)
"A poignant, character-based comedy about professional passion, the struggle to retain a healthy work-life balance, and how the unlikeliest of friendships can sometimes become the most meaningful. De Niro and Hathaway are a surprisingly perfect pairing. "
Black Mass (2015)
Sleeping with Other People (2015)
"A middle-of-the-road indie piece, moments of definite inspiration interspersed with visually uninteresting camerawork and a bumpy script so occasionally misguided it makes one angry at how charming it otherwise can be. "
Love & Mercy (2015)
"There is undoubtedly much more to be said about the intriguing, talented Brian Wilson, but "Love & Mercy" does one better than a conventional biography of the man likely ever could: it bears his soul. "
Queen of Earth (2015)
Z For Zachariah (2015)
"At times, it feels as if "Z for Zachariah" is holding back; one wishes the film wasn't quite so restrained and polite. The tricky ambiguity and tough suggestion of where the narrative leads, however, feels right. "
Big Game (2015)
American Ultra (2015)
"A genre-bending stoner comedy that proves most successful as a romantic action-thriller. In between the blistering gunfire and spoon-stabbings to the neck, "American Ultra" isn't without its oddball charms. "
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
The End Of The Tour (2015)
Fantastic Four (2015)
"There are specks of promise hidden amidst the muck of "Fantastic Four," but what disturbingly permeates the surface is director Josh Trank's creative anguish over seeing his movie get viciously stripped of its soul. "
Ricki And The Flash (2015)
""Ricki and The Flash" may not be the most complex or demanding film of 2015, and it may not be the deepest, but, in terms of the unadulterated buzzy joy and comfort it evokes from every frame, there will likely be few that match it. "
Barely Lethal (2015)
""Barely Lethal" may not ever reach the hallowed heights of the films Megan dreams of modeling her own adolescence after, but it is nonetheless a perfectly respectful entry in the teen-comedy subgenre. "
"If "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation" doesn't quite have that same touch that assuredly sets it apart, what it does have is a similar confident skillfulness that keeps the film humming along from one noteworthy action set-piece to the next. "
Paper Towns (2015)
""Southpaw" is grown-up filmmaking with the elegant feel of a 1970s drama, focusing on the psychology and personal struggles of human beings rather than the tidily plotted events that happen to them. "
"Unapologetically ridiculous and most definitely slight, but neither of these traits takes away how fun it is. Younger viewers may not understand most of the references, but they will quickly be caught up in the pure adventure of it all, as well. "
"Taking itself seriously without being too serious, the film proves fun all the same, confirming that it is possible to side with a superhero who is the size of a fingertip without once feeling the need to laugh at him. "
"A frothy family comedy, no more and no less. It may not endure the way the best animated films do, but as an answer to where these cheerful yellow servants of villainy come from, it proves a good deal more winning than most will be expecting. "
Magic Mike XXL (2015)
Terminator Genisys (2015)
Ted 2 (2015)
"Ultimately just an over-the-top, patently silly lark, and on those terms, it is diverting and even a little sweet on occasion. The line between what is smart and funny and what is cheap and unamusing is one the filmmaker hasn't yet quite mastered. "
Inside Out (2015)
"Cleverly buoyant before hitting a number of genuinely poignant notes, "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" is respectful and understanding of teenage behavior and the struggles life can throw no matter one's age. "
Jurassic World (2015)
""Spy" may be stuck with a stale title, but as a frequently uproarious comedy that also takes itself seriously as a globe-trotting espionage actioner, it never loses its wily freshness. Melissa McCarthy is as fierce as she is hilarious. "
"Plays like a vapid spoof of its old self, at once ceaselessly middling, painfully contrived, and so over-the-top that it feels less like a fleet-footed exposé of Hollywood culture and more like a lame extended episode of "The Twilight Zone." "
San Andreas (2015)
"Audiences who choose to seek out "San Andreas" will get exactly what they came for. Undeniably silly but riveting when it means it most, the film delivers the goods. Snooty cinephiles need not apply. "