Burger has surrounded Woodley with a sharp cast, including her "Spectacular Now" co-star Miles Teller, but everyone appears hemmed in by the recycled, humorless material.
Posted Mar 16, 2014
The story this time feels small and miscalculated ... and minus the mooring presence of Jason Segel and Amy Adams, there isn't an engaging enough connection between the Muppets and the human actors.
Posted Mar 12, 2014
A technically polished but narratively bloated and muddled adaptation of the bestselling videogame racing series of the same name.
Posted Mar 11, 2014
"Veronica Mars" doesn't so much expand the show's universe as recycle it, but without the lively mysteries and poignant undercurrents that were its hallmarks.
Posted Mar 9, 2014
This despairing, terrific documentary presents a world where distrust thrives and fresh starts are in short supply.
Posted Mar 5, 2014
Rise of an Empire peddles a very particular, fetishized form of masculine hero worship, but all in service of little more than a state-of-the-art showcase for unremitting violence.
Posted Mar 3, 2014
A dark twisted trip through one Hong Kong cop's explosive meltdown.
Posted Feb 28, 2014
Initially, Non-Stop promises to be a fun, slick paranoid thriller, but eventually it becomes clear that there's not enough ingenuity to go along with all the ludicrousness.
Posted Feb 26, 2014
This thriller badly overestimates its ability to wring compelling drama from threadbare genre elements and an unsatisfying third act twist.
Posted Feb 21, 2014
"3 Days" feels interminable, both too generic in its execution and too pleased with its irreverent attitude.
Posted Feb 20, 2014
Despite the hype and an expected bonanza at the box office, the film is actually a disappointment. Quite simply, it is edited to death.
Posted Feb 12, 2014
A dialogue-free bug saga carried along by brilliant sound effects, an epic score and delightful animation in the service of an incredibly basic yet endlessly inventive story.
Posted Feb 4, 2014
A smoothly blended concoction of spry sensory pleasures and considerable heart ... a terrific family-friendly adventure with sincere verve and pop.
Posted Feb 3, 2014
Blash marshals considerable atmospheric forces, but his film collapses under the weight of oblique logic and plotting, lacking in either effective emotional payoff or the more skilled observational touch of a rumination on loss.
Posted Jan 31, 2014
"The Monuments Men" boasts a fine cast, which only makes the movie feel all the more like a lost opportunity as it curiously, stubbornly refuses to come to life.
Posted Jan 29, 2014
Frankly quite silly, "I, Frankenstein" parades its grim atmosphere as a badge of coolness, apparently unaware how little fun there is in this dull corpse of a film.
Posted Jan 25, 2014
That rare sequel that expands the scope of its predecessor to produce something grander, richer and far more rewarding, The Raid 2 elevates the franchise from a very enjoyable close-quarters action extravaganza into a full-blown crime epic.
Posted Jan 22, 2014
Stranger By The Lake is by turns a commentary on risk-taking, sex, death and the gay community wrapped up in an art-house thriller with comic notes.
Posted Jan 21, 2014