Sacramento News & Review
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
The Infiltrator (2016)
Captain Fantastic (2016)
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
"The result feels just as long as the original (though, in fact, it's 25 minutes shorter), and the visual effects are surprisingly cheesy in spots, but the movie delivers the goods as a decent, undemanding summer popcorn epic. "
Our Kind of Traitor (2016)
The BFG (2016)
The Neon Demon (2016)
The Shallows (2016)
"It's a one-woman show for Lively just as Gravity was for Sandra Bullock, well-written by Anthony Jaswinski and showcased by Jaume Collet-Serra's tense direction and the expert editing of Joel Negron. "
Free State of Jones (2016)
"It's a true story, with political and racial ramifications well into the 20th century, and McConaughey and Mbatha-Raw are ideally cast. So much for the plus-side of this disjointed, lifeless movie. "
Swiss Army Man (2016)
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Central Intelligence (2016)
"The script by Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen and director Rawson Marshall Thurber is a good one, with good laughs, a clever plot and some perceptive touches about teenage insecurities that never quite go away. "
Maggie's Plan (2016)
"For the rest of us, it's just another lousy video-game movie with pathetic delusions of Game of Thrones -- all the thunder, flying arrows and flashing broadswords but none of the political intrigue or subtlety of character. "
Now You See Me 2 (2016)
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Finding Dory (2016)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
"In his gloriously imperfect Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino distills every war movie he's ever seen into one potent, funny, morally indefensible, nine-tenths brilliant "impossible mission" flick. "
The Lobster (2016)
Me Before You (2016)
The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Dark Horse (2016)
"The interviewees are the main attraction... but a surprisingly vivid presence is Dream Alliance himself, who comes off as a scrappy animal with a gamely competitive spirit and a lot of horse sense (no pun intended). "
A Bigger Splash (2016)
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016)
The Nice Guys (2016)
Love & Friendship (2016)
The Meddler (2016)
Money Monster (2016)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
"Anthony and Joe Russo make a cheerful show of it, giving their gee-whiz comic book audience all they could wish for -- and more. But that's the problem -- it's still just 90 minutes worth of story stretched out to two-and-a-half hours. "
Elvis & Nixon (2016)
A Hologram for the King (2016)
Ratchet & Clank (2016)
"How did this junk ever escape from the Cartoon Network?"
Mother's Day (2016)
"Smug, cloying, shameless, false and sickly-sweet."
Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016)
"Their anything-for-a-laugh method benefits from good comic instincts, and the gags come so fast that the duds are swamped by the frequent laugh-out-loud moments."
Sing Street (2016)
"Great fun, with a terrific euro-grunge soundtrack."
Green Room (2016)
The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
"Like its predecessor, it's too dark and doomy to be any fun, and this time any link to the Brothers Grimm is tenuous indeed-it amounts to dropping the name of Snow White every half-hour or so."
Union Bound (2016)
"This low-budget historical drama (reportedly based on the diary of a real Civil War veteran) swings back and forth between being earnestly amateurish and comically inept."
The Jungle Book (2016)