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Kansas City Star

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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2.5/4
Lucy (2014)
2
2/4
3
3/4
4
3/4
5
2/4
Tammy (2014)
6
1/4
The Rover (2014)
7
2.5/4
8
3.5/4
9
2.5/4
10
3.5/4
Chef (2014)
11
2/4
Blended (2014)
12
3/4
13
3/4
Godzilla (2014)
14
2.5/4
15
2.5/4
Neighbors (2014)
16
17
1.5/4
18
2/4
19
3/4
20
2.5/4
21
2/4
Rio 2 (2014)
More characters, more montages, more singing, more dancing, more preaching - it's certainly more exhausting.
Posted Apr 10, 2014
22
3/4
Draft Day (2014)
an entertaining mosaic that has more in common with "The Social Network" than "Any Given Sunday."
Posted Apr 10, 2014
23
2.5/4
Oculus (2014)
What it has going for it is a slow, steady build-up of tension, leading to a final act that makes up in pure intensity what it lacks in originality.
Posted Apr 10, 2014
24
2/4
How you feel about it will depend on how much creative debasement you can stand to watch.
Posted Apr 3, 2014
25
3.5/4
26
2.5/4
Sabotage (2014)
This is not wink-wink "Commando"-type violence; this is an immersive, documentary-style barrage of exploding heads, torture, guttings and graphic crime scenes - like a drug cartel home movie.
Posted Mar 27, 2014
27
1.5/4
Noah (2014)
28
2.5/4
Admittedly, "Muppets Most Wanted" doesn't deliver the emotional impact or nostalgic tug of the beloved 2011 reboot. The delights reside in the dippy details, from the absurdist flourishes to the self-referential asides.
Posted Mar 20, 2014
29
2.5/4
Divergent (2014)
A satisfying dystopian adventure but not much else.
Posted Mar 20, 2014
30
2/4
For a film about racing, it takes a looooong time to locate the finish line.
Posted Mar 13, 2014
31
1.5/4
"Empire" proves that no decapitation can be too slow and no disemboweling too implied.
Posted Mar 6, 2014
32
2.5/4
Peabody may be the embodiment of intellect, but it's his sweet soul that comes across strongest in the film.
Posted Mar 6, 2014
33
3/4
Jayhawkers (2014)
Willmott offers a creative and intriguing look at Lawrence in the 1950s.
Posted Mar 6, 2014
34
2.5/4
Non-Stop (2014)
Neeson proves crucial at turning the wildly implausible "Non-Stop" into a slick, gripping crowd-pleaser.
Posted Feb 28, 2014
35
2.5/4
With his vivid, gorgeous visuals - the film was nominated for an animation Oscar - and his penchant for dark fantasy, Miyazaki takes a straightforward tale and gives it an unexpected sideways kick.
Posted Feb 27, 2014
36
2.5/4
"About Last Night" is dirty, sexy and, for the most part, a lot of fun.
Posted Feb 13, 2014
37
2/4
Its high production values are in constant competition with its cheeseball special effects.
Posted Feb 13, 2014
38
1.5/4
39
3.5/4
40
2/4
Labor Day (2014)
The erratic drama is best enjoyed for its camp value. There are some unintentionally funny moments in the "nobody puts Baby in a corner" league.
Posted Jan 30, 2014
41
42
2/4
"Gimme Shelter" strives to be a gritty drama about an abused teen struggling to find a better life. But it comes across more as a calculated vehicle for a former teen idol to find better roles.
Posted Jan 23, 2014
43
44
2/4
The Nut Job (2014)
The tonal clangs that thwart "The Nut Job" are exemplified during the screwy end credits. Out of nowhere, an avatar of international pop star Psy emerges and starts dancing alongside the cast to his so-two-years-ago hit "Gangnam Style."
Posted Jan 16, 2014
45
2/4
Ride Along (2014)
You may not remember much about "Ride Along" in a few days. But you won't forget the confident, boisterous Hart. He won't let you.
Posted Jan 16, 2014
46
2/4
There's hardly a frame in this sour drama where you won't catch Streep "acting." Rolling her eyes. Gesturing wildly. Cackling. She might as well be carrying a shotgun the whole movie to fire after every sentence.
Posted Jan 9, 2014
47
3/4
"Lone Survivor" illustrates for a new generation the difficulty our young women and men face in fighting an enemy that wears no uniform, marches under no flag and calls no country home.
Posted Jan 9, 2014
48
4/4
Her (2013)
49
3.5/4
There's a certain hollowness to Scorsese's rags-to-riches-to-plea-bargaining tales. A hangover quality. It's less noticeable in "Wolf" because of the sheer force of DiCaprio's portrayal.
Posted Dec 24, 2013
50
2.5/4
Grudge Match (2013)
"Grudge Match" could have been a cash-grab disaster. Instead, it's sort of respectable.
Posted Dec 24, 2013