Doctor Strange (2016)
"It's less intrusive and gimmicky [as The Da Vinci Code], but it's also not as enjoyable -- particularly since so much of the movie is familiar, as they go from museum to museum, dodging bad guys and trying to solve the mystery."
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
"[The franchise struggles] to balance its heroes and villains; even Knepper, a character actor known for playing bad men, fails to make an impression, not unlike Werner Herzog's turn as the main bad guy in the first Jack Reacher."
The Birth of a Nation (2016)
The Accountant (2016)
"Unfortunately for those looking for a different kind of hero, The Accountant's promising premise is subverted by hackneyed genre conventions and third-act silliness that set up the character for more big-screen adventures."
The Girl on the Train (2016)
"Perhaps the biggest twist to The Girl on the Train is that this menagerie of bleak souls doesn't vitiate the film, but redeems it, amid a flurry of surprises that provide, if nothing else, empathy for their cause."
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
"Fuqua isn't interested in the contemporary Western. His Magnificent Seven is a throwback to those decades-old films that informed him as an impressionable and young filmmaker. But to live in history invites comparisons to what was. "
Blair Witch (2016)
Pete's Dragon (2016)
"Pete's Dragon is delightfully low key and delicate... It's a film about characters, story, and emotions that also happens to have a CGI dragon in it -- one that is effectively brought to life through the animation."
Suicide Squad (2016)
Jason Bourne (2016)
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
The BFG (2016)
"It's Oscar winner Rylance's warm-hearted motion-capture performance -- his BFG moves with human-like fluidity and grace -- along with John Williams' familiar and sweet score, that gives The BFG its soul."
Finding Dory (2016)
"Just when it appears Finding Dory is the latest in a long line of sequel casualties, the deliriously fun and witty third act arrives to mount a revival, as everything comes together and the setups finally deliver laugh-out-loud payoffs."
"At its best, Warcraft is a passable and occasionally mildly entertaining fantasy film. Unfortunately, the rest of the time it's a slog of an epic by a director struggling to condense an unwieldy fantasy not of his own making."
"Watching a 7-year-old boy with an overactive imagination play with his four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures would be more enjoyable and more coherent than what Green and company managed with this film."
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
The Nice Guys (2016)
"Despite its plot's mechanical issues, The Nice Guys has all the makings of must-see DVD and Blu-ray, when its long-winded story can be offset by the ability to rewind and rewatch some truly funny moments."
Money Monster (2016)
"Money Monster's timing couldn't be much better. But this Wall Street satire could be and should be, with a promising setup betrayed by absurd twists and a conventional resolution so tidy it wreaks of studio meddling."
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
The Jungle Book (2016)
Midnight Special (2016)
"While the "Merc with a Mouth" is a novel and undeniably funny superhero film, like a relentless case of the runs, Deadpool's torrent of inappropriate/smart-aleck jokes and pop culture references can be exhausting."
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
"Like most of the Coens' work, Hail, Caesar! has multiple levels to nod at and appreciate -- like the cigarette metaphor and the loving recreations of film genres: westerns, musicals, biblical epics."
The Revenant (2015)
The Hateful Eight (2015)
The Big Short (2015)
"With the mounting evidence and increasing concern of the potential hazards of playing football, the National Football League has much to be concerned about. The new film Concussion isn't one of them."
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
"The Good Dinosaur, as it turns out, is merely adequate by the great standards of Pixar's family-friendly library: a stunning piece of artistry let down by a familiar story of a journey against all odds that fails to inspire and connect."
"Spotlight might very well be the best film of the year. It's an intense and well-crafted ensemble drama that has and will receive near-universal accolades and repeated mentions as an Oscar frontrunner."
The Peanuts Movie (2015)
Casino Royale (2006)
"This is a Bond movie, and everything comes back to him and the actor who plays him. The filmmakers took a big gamble on Daniel Craig and on a script that updates everything. This time, the gamble paid off."
Quantum of Solace (2008)
"This Bond for the 21st century is scarred physically and emotionally from his almost super-human efforts for country and Queen, and you believe there are layers to his psyche that will continue to define him in the movies to come."
Bridge of Spies (2015)
He Named Me Malala (2015)
The Martian (2015)
The Intern (2015)