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The Saratov Approach (2013)

"A riveting tale that affirms the faith of the already converted without insulting the intelligence of the skeptic who primarily wants a high-caliber movie." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Oct 25, 2013
A 96%

Gravity (2013)

"Revolutionary in style and scope and one of the most audience-immersive films ever made." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Oct 25, 2013
B+ 89%

Rush (2013)

"Even if you don't know your Formula One from Baby Formula, director Ron Howard has fashioned a powerful drama that will thrill even novices to the sport." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Oct 25, 2013
B+ 81%

Prisoners (2013)

"Deserves credit for artfully presenting its nightmarish moral dilemmas with little pretense or grandstanding." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Sep 27, 2013
B 39%

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

"Amps up the scares without breaking any new ground while offering more layers and less gore than most films in this genre." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Sep 27, 2013
A- 91%

Blue Jasmine (2013)

"It's difficult to imagine anyone wresting the Academy Award from Blanchett's compellingly pathetic performance." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Sep 27, 2013
C+ 93%

The Spectacular Now (2013)

"There's an element so relevant to the credibility of the story that the script avoids completely and it's shocking this fundamental defect isn't provoking more contempt." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Sep 13, 2013
B+ 30%

Austenland (2013)

"Not everyone will appreciate the goofy tone on display, but for faithful fans it is likely the Holy Grail of period piece rom-coms. " Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Sep 6, 2013
C 27%

Jobs (2013)

"Never really digs deep enough into the brilliant and often enigmatic title character. Begs for a documentary treatment." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Sep 6, 2013
C 6%

Paranoia (2013)

"Would have been fine as a simple, slickly-produced TV movie, but with Ford and Oldman in the cast it can't be considered anything but a big-screen letdown." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Sep 6, 2013
B 69%

The Wolverine (2013)

"Ultimately, this is Jackman's film, and he plays the reluctant but fearsome hero perfectly." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Sep 6, 2013
C+ 67%

Elysium (2013)

"The occasionally interesting script is bludgeoned by its heavy-handed political pandering." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Sep 6, 2013
B+ 85%

The Way Way Back (2013)

"More charm and original laughs than most recent coming-of-age films...overcomes its contrived formula (dysfunctional adults, kids as victims) aided greatly by Rockwell. " Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Sep 6, 2013
B+ 43%

Red 2 (2013)

"Who knows if teenagers will appreciate this type of actioner? No matter. They get plenty of films designed for them. You go, gramps! " Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Sep 6, 2013
C+ No Score Yet

Ephraim's Rescue (2013)

"Issues with the script and a methodical pace yield what feels like a missed opportunity. Earnestness in filmmaking does not necessarily equal excellence in filmmaking. " Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Aug 9, 2013
C+ 71%

Pacific Rim (2013)

"Monster action with minor smarts...the fatigue factor sets in early, especially without much humor and only corny asides available to balance the onslaught." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jul 19, 2013
C+ 31%

The Lone Ranger (2013)

"Particularly repulsive to many Lone Ranger fans may be the way the script, in the film's overly long second half, appears to denigrate American history." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jul 19, 2013
C+ 50%

White House Down (2013)

"Offers considerable fun chemistry, but the film piles on preposterous effects ad nauseum. " Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jul 12, 2013
A- 73%

Despicable Me 2 (2013)

"Ranks as one of the best animated sequels of all time." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jul 12, 2013
B+ 67%

World War Z (2013)

"Well-crafted, action-packed, and most impressively, not overly gory horror thrill ride... makes a credible case that even in the ubiquitous zombie milieu, less can be more." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 28, 2013
B+ 55%

Man of Steel (2013)

"With a gray and gritty palette and interesting structure, offers its share of thrills but may be too somber overall to appease the typical summer blockbuster fan." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 28, 2013
B- 49%

Now You See Me (2013)

"If you see only a handful of movies a year you'll probably love it. If you see one every weekend, you're going to demand smarter illusions than this film can muster." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 28, 2013
C+ 11%

After Earth (2013)

"Uneven father-son post apocalyptic space adventure still a minor comeback for the director." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 28, 2013
B- 64%

Epic (2013)

"Beautifully animated forest fantasy for undemanding families." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 3, 2013
B+ 54%

The Company You Keep (2013)

"Redford skillfully directs a cast so talented and comprehensive it threatens to overpower the briskly unassuming, but sharply written script." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 3, 2013
B+ 86%

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

"Thrilling if not exactly groundbreaking fun...yet something is missing this time around." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 3, 2013
C+ 48%

The Great Gatsby (2013)

"An ambitious, beautiful but shallow alternative to typical summer fare." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 3, 2013
B 79%

Iron Man 3 (2013)

"Features an interesting, angst-ridden psychological sub-text rarely found in blockbuster films." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 3, 2013
F 7%

The Big Wedding (2013)

"Sinks to new levels of horrid." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 3, 2013
B 53%

Oblivion (2013)

"A derivative sci-fi drama that blends some nifty plot twists with its mysteriously serene futuristic adventure." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 3, 2013
A- 77%

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)

"Fanciful wit to spare, and Adams is sheer delight." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 3, 2013
B+ 36%

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

"Normally, this type of comedy would be a fun, forgettable ride. But these days, it feels like a welcomed wonder." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Apr 25, 2013
B+ 79%

42 (2013)

"A terrific cast helps lift it above the crowd pleasingly routine fare typical of the genre, producing a solid triple of a baseball movie." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Apr 25, 2013
A 93%

Jurassic Park (1993)

"A classic gets even better." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Apr 25, 2013
C+ 52%

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

"Apparently spent most of its 'giant' $195 million budget on lavish, impressive special effects and nary a tinker's nickel on the ho-hum script." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Apr 25, 2013
B 38%

Admission (2013)

"It isn't a world beater, but this gentle and heartwarming understated comedy had better not be Rudd and Fey's last as co-stars." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Apr 25, 2013
C+ 48%

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

"Gruesome, cliché-ridden terrorist attack on the White House actioner has a lot of energy to go along with its relentless and well-choreographed carnage. " Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Apr 25, 2013
B- 29%

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

"Dumb, hyperkinetic fun." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Apr 25, 2013
B- 8%

The Host (2013)

"You might despise the 'Twilight' series and still find something to appreciate here...at least it's original." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Apr 25, 2013
C- 12%

Safe Haven (2013)

"A bland love story that features a twist that feels more like a dupe." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Apr 25, 2013
C+ 14%

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

"There was something in the pre - CGI days that made McClane's character more vulnerable...and fun." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Apr 25, 2013
B 19%

Identity Thief (2013)

"Sure, the two leads deserve better material, but there are enough laughs here to make up for a lot of creative mistakes-casting isn't one of them." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Apr 25, 2013
A- 81%

The Impossible (2012)

"Inexcusable is a better word to describe the fact this amazing film was not given a Best Picture Oscar nomination." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Apr 23, 2013
C+ 59%

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

"True...the odds were stacked against Raimi in his film that has some moments but hardly seems momentous." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Apr 23, 2013
B 56%

Snitch (2013)

"Less of a mindless, violent action film (which we've had enough of, at least for a few months) and more of a suspense thriller-- and not a bad one at that." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Apr 23, 2013
B 80%

Warm Bodies (2013)

"Don't think too hard, just enjoy a zombie movie with a twist to go with its 'Walking Dead' charm." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Apr 23, 2013
A- 92%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"Unsettling and unforgettable...challenges the justifications of war's ugly atrocities, without resorting to jingoistic platitudes." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Apr 23, 2013
B- 51%

Promised Land (2013)

"The pro-environment message here is more effective because of the film's subtlety, a casting twist featuring the likeable Matt Damon, and a script that doesn't insult its audience. " Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Apr 23, 2013
B 41%

Parker (2013)

"Hackford brings a sense of style and sure-handedness to the proceedings that is uncommon for films of this genre." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Apr 23, 2013
B+ 92%

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

"A deft treatment of its delicate subject material and some remarkable performances that give the film both touching, raw, authentic emotion and a certain kinetic humor." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Apr 23, 2013
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