I Saw the Light (2016)
Take Me To The River (2016)
"And what of the title's promised skirmish? That face-off between two comics legends becomes but one in a series of big things bashing into other big things, which is what Snyder and writers Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer mistake for storytelling."
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)
The Clan (El Clan) (2016)
"Shares a production team with Wild Tales, and like that previous film, it possesses a pitch-black sense of humor and a willingness to stare with wide-open eyes into the abyss of humanity's worst behavior."
The Bronze (2016)
Midnight Special (2016)
Too Late (2016)
"Has its share of ill-conceived moments and amateurish filmmaking, but as a swing-for-the-fences effort with a smattering of genre charm, it fully earns its inevitable destiny as a midnight movie curio."
Miracles from Heaven (2016)
The Young Messiah (2016)
"Perhaps realizing that enticing nonbelievers into another movie about the life of Christ may necessitate the wild-style of a director like Darren Aronofsky, the filmmakers decided to play it safe rather than risk conservative Evangelical rejection. "
The Perfect Match (2016)
Hello, My Name is Doris (2016)
"Sometimes we're clearly meant to laugh at Doris' clumsy efforts at flirtation and socialization, and at others, the director wants us to relate, or maybe even cry, but he can't have everything, which ultimately leaves us with nothing."
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
"Even if this tale might have been better served as a 40-minute short than as a full-length movie, first-time feature director Dan Trachtenberg has cast a trio of actors at the top of their game, and they elevate the material. "
The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
City Of Gold (2016)
London Has Fallen (2016)
"Agent Banning is the latest in a long line of heroes whose every bullet kills someone while the bad guys constantly spray him with hundreds of bullets from machine guns, none of which seem to hit the target."
Knight of Cups (2016)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
Gods Of Egypt (2016)
"Might have merited a so-bad-it's-good schadenfreude fanbase had it maintained the unintentional laughs of the first ten minutes. Instead, it skids into dullness, thus negating the camp classic that it so often verges on becoming."
The Other Side of the Door (2016)
The Witch (2016)
Triple 9 (2016)
A War (Krigen) (2016)
"While most Hollywood movies are so afraid of moral ambiguity that you'd think the old-school Production Code was in effect, here's a story that eschews easy answers and forces audiences to examine their own consciences while the characters do likewise. "
"With its upfront themes of prejudice and diversity, and its release at a time in which society's biases are under the microscope, Zootopia may be one of the more fortuitously scheduled family entertainments in recent memory."
How To Be Single (2016)
"Only intermittently funny, cobbling together more storylines and characters that it can bother to keep track of. At the same time, however, it's a movie that at least occasionally bothers to zag instead of zig."
Zoolander 2 (2016)
Eisenstein In Guanajuato (2016)
"This unusually feeling-driven Greenaway movie still isn't for everybody, but that feels right, too. He's been able to make his art the way he's wanted to for decades - like EIG, that's a fitting tribute to a troubled, glorious iconoclast."
The Choice (2016)
"We the people deserve every nutty coincidence, beautiful disaster, luxurious grief montage, and supernatural final-act reveal. Garbage-entertainment is still entertainment. Why, then, does The Choice almost entirely opt out of its own game?"
"It's a film that's amused with itself, but thanks to a screwball screenplay by Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick and a charmingly snarky lead turn by Ryan Reynolds, that amusement is both thoroughly earned and completely contagious. "
4th Man Out (2016)
"The essential problem here is that the story and characters of Austen's novel feel totally separate from the crass and pandering zombie plot overlay, so much so that some of it just doesn't make much sense."
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
Grease: Live! (2016)
Jane Got a Gun (2016)
"This scandal-plagued project overcame the odds to deliver an earnestly felt actioner. ... Thankfully, [it] isn't another historically revisionist, grim-dark bleak-a-thon like, say, "The Revenant" and "The Hateful Eight." "
Fifty Shades of Black (2016)
"Wayans continues his pattern of creating movie simulacra - calling them "parodies" or even "spoofs" puts far too fine a point on it - whereby we're supposed to laugh because we recognize the thing that is being reenacted."
Eddie The Eagle (2016)
"Designed for audiences who will throw their weight behind the film's schmaltz and sentimentality. Anyone unwilling to commit to the movie's shamelessness will feel like they've hit the ground headfirst. "
Love & Friendship (2016)
Certain Women (2016)
Captain Fantastic (2016)
"Just when you think the film is smugly poising Ben's rebel-outsider mentality against the close-mindedness of his late wife's parents, "Captain Fantastic" acknowledges that some of Ben's parenting techniques might actually be endangering his own children."
The Boy (2016)
""The Boy" didn't screen for critics, but it's actually a pretty sturdy genre effort. Nearly free of gore... [the film] is careful and clever about revealing what Brahms really is, for he's certainly got a mind and will of his own."
Dirty Grandpa (2016)
""Dirty Grandpa" gets ugly-drunk on its title character's preening smugness: Grandpa Dick is presented as The World's Most Interesting Man, a cigar-chomping hybrid of Sinatra and Statham, but simply comes across as TWMIM's scumbag brother."
The 5th Wave (2016)
The Finest Hours (2016)
"We're told that a certain action is impossible, until it isn't, or that a certain thing would never happen, and then it does, so even with all those lives on the line, the movie can't effectively build up stakes or consequences."
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
"Between the witty screenplay, delightful visuals that jump back and forth between 3-D and 2-D animation, and a consistently game voice cast, this third serving never feels like a dull retread or a lazy cash grab."
Norm of the North (2016)