Rolling Stone

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Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 Dragged Across Concrete (2018) David Fear It's apt to send crime-film fanatics who prefer their pulp nasty, brutish and incredibly long into fits of glee. For others, the title doubles as an apt description of the experience of watching it. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/5 Hotel Mumbai (2018) Peter Travers In an uneasy blend of fact and fiction, the film creates entertainment out of a horrific 2008 tragedy at at hotel in India. There is solid professionalism in the way director Anthony Maras gets the job done. But to what end? EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
4/5 Us (2019) Peter Travers Nyong'o delivers one of the great performances in horror movie history, as Jordan Peele shows us a world tragically untethered to its own humanity, its empathy, its soul. If that's not a scarefest for its time, I don't know what is. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
2.5/5 The Hummingbird Project (2018) Peter Travers Whatever it takes to keep a techno hellraiser on its feet, this humdrum Hummingbird doesn't have it, despite the efforts of Eisenberg and Skarsgård to breathe some life into it. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
1.5/5 The Aftermath (2019) Peter Travers The aftermath of WW2 is a resonant topic that is totally botched here. What's left is soap opera, leaving suds that even the stellar Knightley, Skarsgård and Clarke can't rinse off their performances. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/5 The Mustang (2019) Peter Travers Filmmaker Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre's story of a troubled convict (an incendiary, indelible Matthias Schoenaerts) bonding with a wild mustang is a striking debut. Each time you think you have this movie pegged, it'll knock you for a loop. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
2.5/5 Yardie (2018) David Fear Headley's book is a hard nugget crackling with urgency. This feels like soft-boiled pulp. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
2.5/5 The Highwaymen (2019) David Fear "They don't make 'em like this anymore" will be used as both a compliment and an insult to this conservative corrective. Both interpretations apply. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
4/5 Gloria Bell (2018) Peter Travers Chilean director Sebastián Lelio scores with his own English-language remake of his 2013 hit and Julianne Moore and John Turturro light up the screen as two fiftysomethings finding themselves on the L.A. dance-club scene. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
2.5/5 Triple Frontier (2019) Peter Travers This Netflix action blowout gets a pass on mindless escapism, but its attempt to sell itself as something deeper is beyond redemption. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
4/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Peter Travers You could ding it for convoluted plotting and a retro style that flattens the usual Marvel fireworks. But a dynamite Brie Larson gives hell to cosmic villains and sexist trolls. And an orange feline named Goose is the best movie cat ever! EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/5 Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) Peter Travers It's lights out for Madea as Tyler Perry ends the drag reign of his most beloved comic creation. This is the 11th and final film in the Madea franchise, and it's a slack, formless, monotonous mess. And yet Madea still gets in her licks. Your call. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
2/5 Mapplethorpe (2018) Peter Travers A conventional biopic of renegade photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (a stranded Matt Smith) is a contradiction in terms, the pallid result feeling like an outline for a movie that no one actually made. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 Climax (2018) David Fear It's Busby Berkeley by way of Hieronymus Bosch. It's a dance party set in an upper-circle tier of hell. It's a great approximation of a very bad trip. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
5/5 Apollo 11 (2019) David Fear This doesn't just feel like a movie. It gives you the sensation that you've been transported right into the middle of history. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
3.5/5 Greta (2018) Peter Travers Jordan squeezes the plot for every ounce of campy, disreputable fun. It could have been so much more. But Huppert pulls out all the funny-scary stops playing cat to Moretz's mouse. You can't take your eyes off these two dynamos. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
4.5/5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Peter Travers Dazzling animation, light-on-its-feet humor and a ton of heart bring the 'Dragon' trilogy to a thrilling end. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
2.5/5 Miss Bala (2019) Bilge Ebiri This Hollywoodized remake is mostly generic and uninspired, but it also proves that Rodriguez has the makings of a true movie star. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/5 Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018) Peter Travers Milorad Krstic's ingenious animated film about a psychologist fighting characters from 13 famous paintings is a transporting cinematic marvel. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
2.5/5 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Peter Travers Screenwriter James Cameron and director Robert Rodriquez's long-in-the-making adaptation of a popular manga feels wobbly, worked-over and way past its sell-by date. It looks ready to rock, but there's no life left in the party. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/5 Isn't It Romantic (2019) Peter Travers Comic tornado Rebel Wilson lifts up this meta-take on romantic comedies and makes it your best bet for a Valentine's date at the movies. Too bad about the sucker punch of a happy ending. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
4.5/5 Pájaros de verano (2018) David Fear Three viewings in, I'm still flabbergasted by the scope and detail of this movie ... and in awe of the way its unique cover version of a crime-doesn't-pay story totally pays off. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
3.5/5 Fighting With My Family (2019) David Fear What's surprising is how well all of this suplex-to-nuts biopic works...[but] see it for Florence Pugh's fireplug turn. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2019
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) David Fear Talbot, Fails and their collaborators have given the programmers, and us, an undeniable gem. It plays like a gauntlet that's been thrown down. But it feels like a gift. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/5 High Flying Bird (2019) David Fear The power, the movie says, belongs to the players - and to paradigm-skewing artists looking to stir shit up. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
2/5 What Men Want (2019) Peter Travers Taraji P. Henson comes out swinging in this female-centric update of the 2000 Mel Gibson rom-com 'What Women Want,' but the cliché-ridden film can't go the distance EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/5 Cold Pursuit (2019) Peter Travers Call it 'Taken' on Ice, but whatever you dub Liam Neeson's snowbound, revenge thriller it is still primo movie escapism, as long as you can get past Neeson's recent remarks about his own revenge fantasy against a black rapist. It's your call. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
3.5/5 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Peter Travers Is Lego 2 as good as the original? Not really. Few things take the bloom off a creative concept like a sequel. But the movie has a knack for throwing pop-culture references at the screen with a wild abandon that's hard to resist. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
Pretty Woman (1990) Peter Travers The Roberts smile - full-lipped, a mile wide and gleaming - is the closest the movies have yet come to capturing sunshine. Such dazzle should not be taken lightly. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2019
3/5 Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Peter Travers Velvet Buzzsaw is never less than a feast for the eyes even when it reduces the plot to B-level butchery. What's missing is the potent provocation that Gilroy seemed to be developing at the start. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
4.5/5 They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) Peter Travers In this profound documentary event, Peter Jackson creates digital miracles-in 3D yet-to revitalize archival footage of World War I until faded history comes to vivid, vital life. You won't believe your eyes. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
3.5/5 Arctic (2018) Peter Travers Mads Mikkelsen's virtuoso performance as a downed pilot trying to survive in the harshest of environments is the warm heart of this ice-cold killer of a movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
10/100 Serenity (2019) Peter Travers What an infuriating mess the makers of Serenity have unloaded on an unsuspecting public. It's still only January, but this batshit bonkers trip through the subconscious has already earned a place among the year's worst movies. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
4/5 Never Look Away (2018) Peter Travers The German Oscar nominee for best foreign-language film is a triumphant return form to filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, a treatise on love and war and the limitless reach of art that, even when it trips up, is never less than exhilarating. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
2/5 The Upside (2018) David Fear For the most part, [Hart] is more subdued than usual and aiming to hit deeper notes - call it Hart-felt. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
3/5 Glass (2019) David Fear What we have here, essentially, is not the final grand statement to an overarching narrative but merely a Glass that's half empty, half full (of itself). EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
4/5 Stan & Ollie (2018) Peter Travers Baird seems to have an instinctive grasp that the best course of action would be to trust his performers. Well played, sir. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Bad Lieutenant (1992) Peter Travers It's a powerhouse performance in a film of jabbing intensity and wit. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019
Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour (2018) Rob Sheffield Reputation is a tribute to her epic ambition, with a dazzling battalion of dancers, pyro explosions, video screens and giant inflatable snakes, including a 63-foot cobra named Karyn. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
The Object of My Affection (1998) Peter Travers Aniston, a friend in need of a solid movie script... finally gets one courtesy of Tony-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2018
.5/5 Holmes & Watson (2018) David Fear It's so painfully unfunny we're not sure it can legally be called a comedy. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
4/5 Shirkers (2018) David Fear What Tan has given us is an incredible, sui generis tribute to the international lingua franca of D.I.Y. cinempowerment. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
3.5/5 On the Basis of Sex (2018) Peter Travers Call it "The Notorious RBG: The Early Years" as a terrific Felicity Jones finds the fire and fury in the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she takes on her lifelong battle against gender discrimination. EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2018
3.5/5 Destroyer (2018) Peter Travers Nicole Kidman, playing a burned-out LAPD cop, proves she's as actress who knows how to stay the course, no matter how twisty, tangled or down and dirty it gets. She's dynamite. EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2018
1/5 The House That Jack Built (2018) David Fear There are two sadists here. One of them happens to be onscreen. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2018
2.5/5 Mortal Engines (2018) David Fear They want to give you a steampunk-on-steroids Metropocalypse Now! And they're willing to use the spare parts of dozens of other movies to make it happen. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2018
3/5 Bumblebee (2018) David Fear Imagine if John Hughes made a Transformers movie. Or: Think E.T., but with auto parts. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2018
2.5/5 Second Act (2018) Peter Travers When the contrivances get too much in this 'Working Girl' for millennials, just watch take-charge, live-wire Jenny from the block deliver miles of smiles. Sometimes star power is its own reward. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
2/5 Welcome to Marwen (2018) Peter Travers This true story from director Zemeckis, about a hate-crime victim trying to heal himself through puppet art, isn't hack work; there are ideas buried beneath its high-gloss surface and relentless uplift. But good luck trying to dig them out. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) David Fear She's a legend, sure. But now she's not Henry's daughter, or Roger/Tom/Ted's wife, or Bree Daniels. She's just Jane, the doc suggests, plain old Jane. It only took decades to get there. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018