FLIGHT

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 138 minutes

After that spectacular opening, it isn’t just downhill; it’s variously dull, preachy, sappy and predictable…


Posted on November 10, 2012 by

CHASING MAVERICKS

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 115 minutes

How is it possible for filmmakers as gifted as Curtis Hanson (“L.A. Confidential”) and Michael Apted (the “Up” documentary series) to combine forces and produce a movie as inconsequential as this?


Posted on October 31, 2012 by

THE HOUSE I LIVE IN

4 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 108 minutes

Now there’s a quaint idea: helping people rather than simply warehousing them…


Posted on October 24, 2012 by

ARGO

3 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 120 minutes

The picture’s an almost one-of-a-kind mix of political thriller and Hollywood satire…


Posted on October 18, 2012 by

TAKEN 2

1 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 91 minutes

The new movie hasn’t a trace of its predecessor’s psychological shadings and even the thrill of the fight scenes is gone. One gets the impression Megaton edited with a blender, chopping his footage into an incomprehensible blizzard of pistols, fists and ventilated bodies…


Posted on October 10, 2012 by

ARBITRAGE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 107 minutes

Jarecki gets all the details right. The universe of privilege he creates is never less than convincing. Too bad the same can’t be said for his main character’s machinations…


Posted on October 3, 2012 by

END OF WATCH

5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 109 minutes

This is easily the most immersive and brilliantly crafted cop movie since 2001’s “Training Day” (which Ayer also wrote). It may well simply be the best ever made…


Posted on September 25, 2012 by

SLEEPWALK WITH ME

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

I took pleasure in watching every minute of this movie. It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen…


Posted on September 16, 2012 by

LAWLESS

2 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 116 minutes

All the money and moviemaking savvy in the world can’t turn ho-hum source material into riveting cinema so it should come as no surprise that “Lawless” does not rivet…


Posted on September 6, 2012 by

PREMIUM RUSH

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 91 minutes

It’s a race-against-the-clock thriller that boasts an appealing lead, a villain who’s more fun than a barrel of Christopher Walkens, bigger laughs than you might expect and action sequences as breathtaking as they are brashly original…


Posted on August 29, 2012 by

THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN

0.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 105 minutes

The new film from writer-director Peter (“Dan in Real Life”) Hedges is 104 minutes long and doesn’t contain a single believable moment…


Posted on August 22, 2012 by

THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 100 minutes

“The Queen of Versailles” has much to offer-a rare glimpse into the lifestyles of the rich and freaky; a case study in denial as colossal as its subjects’ empty castle…


Posted on August 10, 2012 by

THE WATCH

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 101 minutes

Vaughn and Hill are motormouth poets of the potty; they’re unrivaled when it comes to visionary verbal improv and everything that happens in “The Watch” is simply an excuse to let them let it rip…


Posted on August 2, 2012 by

SAVAGES

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 130 minutes

By continuing to crank out clunkers like this, the filmmaker isn’t doing his reputation or his audience any favors…


Posted on July 10, 2012 by

SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

2 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 101 minutes

Carell and Knightley couldn’t have less chemistry and their characters couldn’t have less in common…


Posted on June 29, 2012 by

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