The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Morris from America (2016)
Hands of Stone (2016)
"Hands of Stone is a rousing, well-filmed and solid (if at times overly generous to Duran) biopic with a bounty of charismatic performances, two of the sexier scenes of the year, some welcome laughs and a few above average fight sequences."
Don't Breathe (2016)
A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016)
"While A Tale of Love and Darkness is often difficult to watch -- because of all the sadness it presents -- it is also a beautiful film in that it makes us think about existing in a world where we do not completely fit in."
Southside With You (2016)
"Of course this is a stylized -- and yes, on occasion, idealized -- version of the launching point of a lifelong romance between two young Chicago residents who would go on to make history. That's pretty much the point."
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
"Ben-Hur struggles to find an identity and never really gets there. The well-intentioned efforts to achieve moving, faith-based awakenings are undercut by the casually violent, PG-13 action sequences."
War Dogs (2016)
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
"The great gift of this film, of course, is that Streep again completely embodies the character she is playing...but imbues Florence with such empathy, charm, dedication and warmth that we're cheering for her throughout this entire movie."
Sausage Party (2016)
Hell or High Water (2016)
Five Nights in Maine (2016)
The Little Prince (2016)
Suicide Squad (2016)
Don't Think Twice (2016)
Jason Bourne (2016)
"Jason Bourne is the best action thriller of the year so far, with a half-dozen terrific chase sequences and fight scenes. At one point the action swings to Vegas, and while some of what transpires is almost cartoonishly over-the-top, it's great fun."
Bad Moms (2016)
Café Society (2016)
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Lights Out (2016)
Life, Animated (2016)
Captain Fantastic (2016)
"Despite a brave and edgy performance by Viggo Mortensen and some shining moments of sharp comedy and true emotion, writer-director Matt Ross' hippie fantasy Captain Fantastic suffers from terminal self-satisfaction."
The Infiltrator (2016)
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
"Not a polished work of filmmaking. Some of the nighttime scenes are so poorly lit it's difficult to tell what's happening. The editing is ragged and adds to the confusion. More than a few of the supporting performances are embarrassingly amateurish."
"This is not great moviemaking by any stretch of the imagination, but the spot-on comic timing of [Kendrick and Plaza] captured my funny bone and kept it happily working overtime from start to finish."
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
"There's too much dark, even mean-spirited cynicism. And the ending isn't nearly as heartwarming as it could have been because the writers and co-directors opted not to go with a certain (and seemingly pretty obvious) dramatic choice."
Swiss Army Man (2016)
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
The BFG (2016)
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
The Neon Demon (2016)
The Shallows (2016)
Free State of Jones (2016)
De Palma (2016)
"De Palma is a deceptively simple documentary film: Director Brian De Palma sits in front of a fireplace for nearly two hours and talks about his life and career. If you love movies, it's time well spent."
Ma ma (2016)
Central Intelligence (2016)
""Central Intelligence" is one of those slick, gunplay-riddled, stupidly plotted, aggressively loud buddy movies - so formulaic and dumb, even if you see it you'll probably forget you've seen it by the end of the year."
The American Side (2016)