Rapidly becomes tiresome.
Posted Jan 19, 2012
Contraband makes for a fun flick at first, until a nasty -- and tonally inconsistent -- misogynistic streak kills the joy.
Posted Jan 12, 2012
It's not especially deep or profound -- just (very) good old-fashioned fun.
Posted Dec 22, 2011
This Tintin is a fun, zippy adventure well under two hours, and Serkis' Haddock is a marvel.
Posted Dec 20, 2011
Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara are fine in the leads, but when it comes to the actual plot, one does get the feeling that it didn't need to be told again. Newcomers to the story may disagree.
Posted Dec 19, 2011
Back when Cruise just seemed like a generic, smiling, handsome guy, Ethan was dull. Now that he comes off in public appearances as slightly crazed and reckless, we project that onto the character too; and it's for the better.
Posted Dec 16, 2011
If you want a Victorian-era Lethal Weapon, this Game plays well and its leads are charming.
Posted Dec 15, 2011
Like Green's other comedies, The Sitter frequently feels like it should be hilarious, but never quite is.
Posted Dec 8, 2011
Can we take back the Oscar for The Departed and give it to Hugo instead?
Posted Nov 22, 2011
Condon pulls it off about as well as anybody could.
Posted Nov 17, 2011
This ensemble comedy headed up by Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy is an entertaining yarn with at least one solidly suspenseful sequence you'll remember.
Posted Nov 4, 2011
It's a sort of unofficial prequel to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, more likely to appeal to college students drunkenly completing their writing assignments than lusty ladies with a navy jones.
Posted Oct 27, 2011
It's all for nothing, nothing much for all.
Posted Oct 21, 2011
Like the creature of the title, it offers us a juiced-up but inadequate copy.
Posted Oct 13, 2011
So misbegotten and awkward that one has to assume there was some serious after-the-fact tampering by a committee of lunatics.
Posted Sep 30, 2011
The entertaining banter between Pitt and Jonah Hill isn't quite enough to make such an insular world compelling.
Posted Sep 23, 2011
It's fascinating how the simple act of eliminating a lead character's back story can make a movie 100 percent better, at least in this case.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
It's great that a Hollywood movie finally takes mixed martial arts seriously as a sport, but unfortunate that it had to be this one.
Posted Sep 8, 2011
Suffice it to say that the suspense works, and the obligatory sequel hook genuinely intrigues us with its possibilities rather than merely threatening a retread.
Posted Sep 2, 2011