The Age (Australia)
The Family Fang (2016)
"I was confident Nicholas Stoller's Storks would take the prize for most obnoxious family entertainment of the year, but Trolls -- another garish, computer-animated comedy -- instantly lowers the bar."
Underworld: Blood Wars (2017)
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
The Accountant (2016)
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
The Girl on the Train (2016)
"If the version of the story we imagine for ourselves proves more interesting than the one on screen, that's not necessarily a complaint. Hawkins, at least, deserves credit for devising a game that lets us all play along."
The Ridiculous 6 (2015)
I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
The Last Princess (2016)
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
My Scientology Movie (2017)
Captain Fantastic (2016)
"A more interesting version of the film would allow us to see him as either a flawed but noble hero or a deluded bully on an ego trip. But Ross is too in love with the character not to stack the deck in his favour."
Blood Father (2016)
"As entertainment, Blood Father is superior to many in its genre - and at less than 90 minutes, it's over before there's much time to consider what, if anything, the filmmakers might be trying to say."
Girl Asleep (2016)
Don't Breathe (2016)
"In the absence of a plot, what remains is a series of repetitive scenes where he makes a fool of himself, unimaginatively staged with no real effort to make the supposed documentary format believable."
Free State of Jones (2016)
Right Now, Wrong Then (2016)
Sausage Party (2016)
"This is a film that tackles some big themes: religion, sex, ethnic conflict, the meaning of life and death. It's also a crude burlesque about talking food items who swear a lot more than they really need to."
Suicide Squad (2016)
"Give or take a handful of clumsy topical references, this is a film that could well have been made in the 1970s or '80s. Much of Goldschmidt's career has been in TV, and his old-fashioned technique is shaped by the requirements of the small screen."
Jason Bourne (2016)
Women He's Undressed (2016)
"Gillian Armstrong's lively, cleverly constructed documentary is a celebration of a life and an art. It's also a playful exploration of the creative achievements of an Australian who played an important role in the Golden Age of Hollywood."
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
"It would be optimistic to expect the franchise to venture into new conceptual territory at this point. As in the Abrams films, a vague pacifist message is undercut by the frenetic, bloodlessly violent action obligatory in modern Hollywood blockbusters."
Lights Out (2016)
"Lights Out would be a modest triumph if not for one near-fatal flaw, which it shares with much modern horror: the overblown, schlocky sound design, which blasts us with electronic noise whenever the ghost comes into view."
"While the dialogue doesn't labour the point, this is a film about women brought together by a shared intellectual passion, shrugging off the mostly male authority figures who try to put them in their place."
Septembers Of Shiraz (2016)
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Central Intelligence (2016)
The BFG (2016)
Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
"As in previous Ice Age instalments, the Scrat segments are the highlights, while the main storyline combines pointlessly glossy animation with dialogue from a mediocre sitcom about the woes of middle age."
Me Before You (2016)