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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 17%

The Comedian (2017)

"De Niro gives it his all, but The Comedian is down for the count. It plays like an opportunity missed." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3.5/4 87%

Jackie (2016)

"A potent cinematic provocation. Powered by a transfixing Portman as Jackie, Larrain's film - one of the year's best - is appropriately hard to pin down and impossible to forget." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Dec 1, 2016
2.5/4 57%

Rules Don't Apply (2016)

"Warren Beatty plays Howard Hughes with seductive charm, sneaky intelligence and buggy eccentricity. Sadly, Beatty as writer and director has chosen to make Hughes a supporting role, teasing a much deeper portrait.." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Nov 25, 2016
3/4 63%

Miss Sloane (2016)

"Chastain draws us in, making us see what her lobbyist character keeps inside by the sheer force of her fireball performance. " ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Nov 25, 2016
3/4 80%

Lion (2016)

"Kudos to Kidman, whose unglam, unguarded take on the role is emotionally powerful and true; her scenes with Patel provide just the right blend of grit and grace. Lion is one from the heart. " ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Nov 25, 2016
2/4 61%

Allied (2016)

"What a handsome empty shell of a movie Allied is. Despite the star power of Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, their scenes together fail to ignite even a glimmer of a spark. " ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Nov 25, 2016
3.5/4 97%

Moana (2016)

"Story of Pacific Islander girl on a quest benefits from Dwayne Johnson's comic timing and a Lin-Manuel Miranda soundtrack" ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Nov 25, 2016
4/4 97%

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

"No film this year has moved me more with its humor, heart and humanity. Engrave the name Casey Affleck on the Oscar for Best Actor right now, so extraordinary and engulfing is his performance. " ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3.5/4 73%

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

"Tom Ford hits it out of the park with a stunning film noir that resonates with ghostly, poetic terror. Don't overthink what Ford has so cunningly crafted. Surrender to it. " ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 75%

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

"Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them... is best at capturing a world out of balance and an unease that's as timely as today's tweets. " ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Nov 16, 2016
2.5/4 45%

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

"Ang Lee's technical artistry is indisputable, but his experiment with visual hyperclarity comes off as artificial when we most need it to be natural, organic and whisper-close." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Nov 11, 2016
3.5/4 88%

Elle (2016)

"Verhoeven creates a bonfire of a movie that scrutinizes and satirizes the unholy alliance between sex and violence. You can't take your eyes off the fearless Isabelle Huppert." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Nov 11, 2016
3.5/4 93%

Arrival (2016)

"Amy Adams is a miracle worker-she makes us believe in this mesmerizing mindbender about alien communication, directed with searching mind and heart by Denis Villeneuve." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Nov 11, 2016
3/4 94%

The Eagle Huntress (2016)

"There's a spirit that soars in this nature doc about a 13-year-old who becomes Mongolia's first female eagle hunter in 12 generations. You'll be hooked." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3.5/4 89%

Loving (2016)

"The stabbing simplicity of Negga's acting is breathtaking. Jeff Nichols has given us a quietly devastating film that resonates for the here and now and marches to the cadences of history and the heart." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3.5/4 86%

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

"Hacksaw Ridge is being touted as Gibson's comeback. Is it also an atonement? What's clear is that Gibson has made a film about family, faith, love and forgiveness all put to the test in an arena of violent conflict - a movie you don't want to miss." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3.5/4 91%

Doctor Strange (2016)

"See it in 3-D IMAX, people, and you're in for the hallucinatory headtrip of the year. And having Cumberbatch around really raises the bar on what's possible in comic-book fantasy." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Nov 3, 2016
1.5/4 20%

Inferno (2016)

"Hanks is one of the most likable actors on the planet. But Inferno just lays there onscreen, pancake-flat and with no animating spark to make us give a damn." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/4 38%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"Critics were snotty in 2012 when Cruise first played Reacher, because the 5'7" actor is not the six-five, 250-pound bruiser of Lee Child's novels. Get over it. The admirably defiant star brings his own agility and quick wit to the role. " ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Oct 20, 2016
1/4 19%

American Pastoral (2016)

"The better the book, the worse the movie is a sad-but-true rule of thumb. And first-time director Ewan McGregor's calamitous take on Phillip Roth's Pulitzer-winning 1997 novel is awful enough to cement the rule in stone. " ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Oct 20, 2016
4/4 98%

Moonlight (2016)

"Barry Jenkins' game-changer about growing up black, gay and alienated in the Miami projects is both intimate and epic. It gets inside your head, makes you see the world with new eyes- and then it owns you. " ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/4 95%

Little Sister (2016)

"Zach Clark goes down dark-comic alleys, but he's made a transfixing film about a dysfunctional family that looks touchingly and unnervingly like yours and mine." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Oct 15, 2016
3.5/4 90%

Certain Women (2016)

"The cumulative power of Reichardt's film, beautifully acted by Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart and Lily Gladstone, is undeniable and quietly devastating." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Oct 15, 2016
1/4 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"Affleck plays a math wiz whose position on the autism spectrum allegedly makes him a perfect assassin. That notion is offensive on so many levels, especially in the service of such low-grade crime fiction, that it's painful to watch. " ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Oct 15, 2016
4/4 96%

13th (2016)

"Note to the Academy: The Oscar for this year's Best Documentary belongs to 13th, Ava DuVernay's incendiary, indelible and indispensable document about the myth of racial equality in America." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3/4 44%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"The movie gives away the game faster than the novel, but Emily Blunt digs so deep into the role of a blackout drunk and maybe murderer that she raises 'Girl' to the level of spellbinder." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3.5/4 72%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"Other films have taken on the blight of slavery, but Nate Parker throws the knockout punch as people are killed "for no reason but being black," a statement that gives Parker's landmark film the heat of a history that's still being written." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Oct 5, 2016
1.5/4 31%

Masterminds (2016)

"The movie has been on ice awaiting release for over a year, owing to the bankruptcy of its studio. But some of the jokes were moldy long before that happened. Masterminds owes us our two hours back. " ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 30, 2016
2.5/4 63%

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

" The film feels overstuffed, with Tim Burton repeating tricks from his greatest hits (think Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands). But stick with it just for those times when Burton flies high on his own peculiar genius. " ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/4 84%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"The film depicts the worst oil spill in American history and director Peter Berg recreates the cataclysm of that day with unbearable tension and healing compassion." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 30, 2016
2/4 53%

The Dressmaker (2016)

"Kate Winslet can do anything ... except save this movie from quirky overkill. " ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/4 92%

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"Directed by the great Mira Nair, the film hits you like a shot in the heart. Nyong'o and Oyelowo are both extraordinary, giving newcomer Nalwanga a chance to shine as Phiona grows into her own woman." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/4 77%

Goat (2016)

"A fact-based fratboy movie it might be helpful to think of as Animal House minus the laughs. " ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/4 63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"If the sight of Denzel Washington, guns blazing and saddled up for his first western, doesn't get your pulse racing, read elsewhere." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 22, 2016
1/4 36%

Blair Witch (2016)

"Belated "official" sequel to 1999 hit updates technology but repeats the original's shocks - only much louder and lamer" ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/4 95%

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

"Ron Howard's documentary rightly keeps coming back to the music and the band's delight in making it. Good move. It truly is a joy forever." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/4 77%

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"It sounds godawful in title and concept - but which in execution is a fizzy delight. Warning: The sight of middle-agers bonking may cause teen tremors." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2/4 63%

Snowden (2016)

"Joseph Gordon-Levitt is fiercely committed as Snowden, but director Oliver Stone sticks to the surface and buries the provocation. " ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/4 81%

Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)

"Do the widely-praised writings of LeRoy become less praiseworthy when you know they were crafted under false pretenses? It's a question worth chewing on even if the film asking it stacks the deck." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3.5/4 85%

Sully (2016)

"Like Sully, Hanks makes the impossible seem effortless. Listen up, Oscar. Hanks and director Eastwood deserve the three words Sully prizes most: Job well done." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 8, 2016
2.5/4 33%

Max Rose (2016)

"Max Rose might not be up to Lewis, but he gives it everything he's got in a quietly devastating performance. You can't take your eyes off him. " ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 2, 2016
2.5/4 70%

White Girl (2016)

"Is there anything less shocking than a movie that thinks it's shocking? See White Girl if only for the all-stops-out performance of Morgan Saylor as a college student on the yellow brick road to cocaine and near-constant sexual debasement." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 2, 2016
2/4 59%

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

"Fassbenderand Vikander, who fell in love during the making of the film, fully commit to their roles and hold us in their grip. The movie, sad to say, can't keep its head above water." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 2, 2016
3/4 43%

The Hollars (2016)

"Krasinski directs with humor and compassion. And Margo Martindale proves again that she is one of the best actors on the planet. " ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/4 87%

Don't Breathe (2016)

"This is some weird, twisted s--t. Don't groan when I say Don't Breathe is a home-invasion thriller. Director Fede Alvarez is as good as it gets when it comes to playing with things that go bump in the night." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3.4/4 92%

Southside With You (2016)

"Here's the date movie of the year, about a first 1989 date between Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter). Both actors are terrific, suggesting the powerhouses they're playing without undue mimickry. " ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/4 45%

Hands of Stone (2016)

"True story of Panamanian boxing champ's rise and fall punches short but gives Robert De Niro a knockout role" ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Aug 25, 2016

Everybody's All-American (1988)

"By the end of this turgid mess, these talented, trapped actors look ready to run for their lives -- at last a sentiment the audience can share." People Magazine
Posted Aug 23, 2016
3/4 63%

A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016)

"Every frame of A Tale of Love and Darkness reflects Natalie Portman's passionate striving and her grieving heart." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Aug 20, 2016
1/4 25%

Ben-Hur (2016)

"The last of the summer's movie epics is a digitalized eyesore hobbled in every department by staggering incompetence." ‐Rolling Stone
Posted Aug 20, 2016
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