The Light Between Oceans (2016)
"A scene isn't a scene unless it leaves the audience completely numb, with "Oceans" unable to emerge from the dark, effectively destroying whatever richly mournful qualities were found in the source material. "
Blood Father (2016)
Little Men (2016)
Mia Madre (2016)
Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016)
The Sea of Trees (2016)
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
"Paycheck performances and cartoon heroics tend to dominate in "Mechanic: Resurrection," making it a less satisfying effort than its passable predecessor, with outrageousness missing genuine thrills. "
Hands of Stone (2016)
Don't Breathe (2016)
Southside With You (2016)
Miss Sharon Jones! (2016)
Level Up (2016)
War Dogs (2016)
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
"Largely engrossing and impeccably acted, watching stars Ellen Page, Allison Janney, and Tammy Blanchard create living, breathing people who aren't easy to watch, yet it's hard to ignore their fascinating surges of pain. "
"Builds a perspective on internet usage, power, and possibility that educates and horrifies, playing into the director's filmmaking interests as he once again sets out to dissect and celebrate the wonders of the world. "
My King (Mon roi) (2016)
Killer Party (2016)
"The picture doesn't work, often caught in static situations instead of kinetic fun, laboring through relationship woes as the occasional burst of violence breaks through, acting as smelling salts for the rest of the feature. "
Sausage Party (2016)
"An audacious idea in need of a more adventurous script, taking this madness to the next level of brain-bleeding humor and commentary, securing itself as both an inspired farce and a Samurai-sharp inspection of sheeple culture. "
Pete's Dragon (2016)
"It's a wonderful film, an unexpectedly triumphant reworking of the earlier picture, assembled by a talented and patient production team committed to launching a new "Pete's Dragon" that's all heart. "
Hell or High Water (2016)
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
Edge of Winter (2016)
Amateur Night (2016)
Nine Lives (2016)
Suicide Squad (2016)
"Positioned as a hell-raising alternative to normal comic book fare, "Suicide Squad" doesn't maintain the illusion, consuming genre sameness as Ayer takes a punk rock concept and turns it into a bland, mainstream extravaganza. "
Don't Think Twice (2016)
Five Nights in Maine (2016)
"Just watching these two spar in "Maine" would be enough to satisfy, but Curran has prepared something special, transforming a simple tale of reconnection into a labyrinth of surging, confusing emotions. "
I Am JFK Jr. (2016)
"Murray achieves a sense of John F. Kennedy Jr. as a human being, and a fallible one at that, going from birth to his untimely death in a 1999 airplane crash, grasping the magnitude and oddity of an eventful, charmed, and tragic life. "
Sun Choke (2016)
Bad Moms (2016)
Jason Bourne (2016)
""Nerve" loses its titular gumption right when it gets going, growing more obsessed with Disney Channel-style social circle hysterics than the greater evil of a life lived in service of a faceless audience. "
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Phantom Boy (2016)
Into The Forest (2016)
""Into the Forest" is particularly irksome at times, but the core viewing experience is sustained by Rozema, who handles mounting anxiety and the long apocalyptic waiting game competently, maintaining a feel for the end of the world. "
The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
"While Burnett doesn't provide a full cinematic meal with "The Fundamentals of Caring," he juggles tone surprisingly well, managing to keep the feature afloat where other helmers would fail within the first act. "
Can We Take a Joke? (2016)