"Earns unintentional laughs time and again, but at a certain point it stops being funny and becomes offensive instead, frightening in its constitutional debasement and exploitative sideshow spectacle. It couldn't be any more un-American if it tried."
The Accountant (2016)
The Girl on the Train (2016)
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
"A commercial-minded disaster movie more so than a hard-hitting dive into the politics and repercussions of its centerpiece ordeal, but on those terms it certainly grabs and holds one's attention for the slick duration."
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
The Light Between Oceans (2016)
""The Light Between Oceans" is lushly shot and exquisitely acted. It's also elegiac bordering on stodgy, a soapy, workmanlike drama reminding of a 1990s-era BBC production at best and a network Movie of the Week at worst."
The Phenom (2016)
War Dogs (2016)
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
"Fantastical and innovative, distinctively vivid and reflective, "Kubo and the Two Strings" is destined to deepen and beautify all the more with subsequent viewings. It is an exciting prospect to see what Laika will dream up next."
Sausage Party (2016)
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
Pete's Dragon (2016)
Suicide Squad (2016)
Jason Bourne (2016)
Bad Moms (2016)
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
""Star Trek Beyond" works, first and foremost, as a crowd-pleasing science-fiction adventure, but it is equally notable as a thoughtful rumination on embracing one's larger purpose and coming to terms with the temporariness of life."
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
Swiss Army Man (2016)
"There isn't a single surprising development or unforeseen story turn in "Endgame," and yet, as a study in formulaic Screenwriting 101 filmmaking, it's really rather pleasant and sometimes surprisingly moving."
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
The Wave (Bolgen) (2016)
The BFG (2016)
"As a fairy tale involving an unlikely cross-species friendship, "The BFG" is far from the instant classic "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" is. The film has its pleasures all the same, and a wide-eyed earnestness."
Finding Dory (2016)
Kill Your Friends (2016)
"Saturates itself in nihilistic excess while presenting an uncompromisingly grim portrait of the recording industry. What is has to say, however, eventually grows stale as its narrative repetitively hits the same beats again and again."
"A film with vision, drive, purpose, and a palpable, pulsating heartbeat. Early detractors claiming this radically superior follow-up is absent of magic must have seen a different movie, because it's swimming in enchantment."
The Finest Hours (2016)
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
The Nice Guys (2016)
Dirty Grandpa (2016)
Money Monster (2016)
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
"Has a way of grabbing the viewer from the start and not letting go until the end credits, its visual panache and lucid control of storytelling both in front of and behind the camera consistently impressive."
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
"As long as talented, passionate filmmakers continue to be brought aboard to take these stories and characters in fresh directions, there is no reason to expect this massive franchise will grow stale or lose its vitality anytime soon."
Mother's Day (2016)
"Almost entirely bereft of charm or credibility, "Mother's Day" is so out of touch it might as well take place on a faraway planet where the inhabitants look human and have names, but are otherwise blank robotic slates."
Sing Street (2016)
Norm of the North (2016)
The Jungle Book (2016)
"Employing some of the most photorealistic computer-generated visual effects ever put to film, "The Jungle Book" creates a fantastic world alive with all the wonder and possibility one's imagination is capable."
Hardcore Henry (2016)
The Boss (2016)