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Kingsman: The Golden Circle

This entry is an alternately goofy and vicious spy movie, and that's it.


The LEGO Ninjago Movie

This one feels like it's telling a story in order to sell toys, instead of letting the toys serve as the spirit for a story.


Friend Request

One could say that it doesn't disappoint, although one would also have to lower the bar of expectations to say that in a way that possesses any significance. [RogerEbert.com]


Stronger

The film could have been done with plenty of sentimentality, but director David Gordon Green would rather work in a low-key way.
[Capsule review]


Brad's Status

It's about looking envy and pettiness in the face, laughing at those qualities, and then shuddering out of uncomfortable recognition.


Battle of the Sexes

The movie is so intent on pointing out the sexism of the day … that it more or less brushes off a key part of Billie's life as something to be addressed later.


The Unknown Girl

The Unknown Girl is too indecisive about its goals to be either an involving mystery or a study of morality.


Trophy

Schwarz also has made a sympathetic look at those who want to help our world and a damning study of human arrogance...


Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards

The main takeaway of Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards is that Manolo Blahnik makes really great shoes.


Shot

Shot is caught between two worlds: telling a straightforward story ... and fashioning a message movie...


Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison

[I]t's never quite certain what we're supposed to take from all of this.


American Assassin

The plan—to construct a team of agents who are in desperate need of some serious psychological evaluation—is tough to swallow.

 

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