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The Wild Life Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

Movie Review: ‘The Wild Life’ Needs to be Tamed

Is The Wild Life a fun adventure or totally played out? Read on for the movie review: The Wild Life is a movie that seems to be at odds with itself, struggling to decide between an enduring tale of survival and a standard talking CGI animal movie with slapstick. It’s as if the filmmakers were so worried that the adventures of Robinson …

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Sully Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

Movie Review: ‘Sully’ Lifts Off with Drama Both Subtle and Intense

Where does Sully stand among Clint Eastwood’s other films? Find out by reading this movie review: When Clint Eastwood directed American Sniper, he attempted to dig deep into the psyche of sniper Chris Kyle and let us in on his motivations as a soldier. He doesn’t exactly provide the same treatment in Sully for the story of Chesley Sullenberger, the famed pilot who …

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The Light Between Oceans Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

Movie Review: ‘The Light Between Oceans’ Runs Shallow and Dim

Is The Light Between Oceans worth the emotional trauma? This movie review will give you the details: What should have been a mildly soapy tearjerker turned into a depressingly cruel picture that made me want to bolt right out of my seat. The Light Between Oceans places emotionally damaged people in tough situations where the fate of a child has to be …

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Hands of Stone Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

Movie Review: ‘Hands of Stone’ has Fast Feet and Weak Jabs

Get the scoop on all the punches and misses of Hands of Stone in this movie review: Was it a TKO or a total flop? The story of Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran is one that could be made into a unique boxing picture. He rose from poverty to become a champion of his nation, let fame get the better of him and …

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Don't Breathe Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

Movie Review: ‘Don’t Breathe’ is a Terrifying Gasp-Fest

The movie review for Don’t Breathe is here–Can you survive the terror without making a sound? Horror film Don’t Breathe has all the thrills of a haunted house picture, sans the supernatural elements. There are no ghosts, zombies, vampires or boogeymen that pop out of the shadows to slaughter their victims. The scariest force in the movie is Stephen Lang, best known …

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War Dogs Review MovieSpoon.com

Review: ‘War Dogs’ is a Bizarre Bromance over Bullets

When adapting a true story of gun runners from a Rolling Stone article entitled “Arms and the Dudes,” director Todd Phillips appears to be a solid choice. His direction on the Hangover trilogy seems to fit like a glove for a tale of two shmucky 20-somethings landing a Pentagon arms deal in War Dogs. Phillips may not be able to provide …

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Kubo and the Two Strings Review MovieSpoon.com

Review: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is a Well-Tuned Masterpiece

I have admired the stop-motion works of the Laika animation studio for years, but I had yet to see them break out with a true masterpiece. Sure, Coraline and Paranorman hold a special place in my heart, but they also felt closer to that of Henry Selick’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (especially since Coraline was directed by Selick). I kept …

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Hell or High Water Review MovieSpoon.com

Review: ‘Hell or High Water’ Rides High With Grit & Wit

The southern vibe is strong with the crime picture Hell or High Water. Dreary farmlands of West Texas lie barren with small town folk being foreclosed upon. Two brothers rob small banks with intent to repair their family. Two Texas Rangers follow their trail as they sling love-hate zingers of stereotypes at one another. Every civilian owns a gun, a …

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Sausage Party Review MovieSpoon.com

Review: ‘Sausage Party’ is an Undercooked Spoof

When the trailer for Sausage Party first landed online, it received many laughs for being so shocking and different. Here was a computer-animated movie where the anthropomorphic characters of supermarket items are forced to comprehend their gruesome fates. The food characters experience torture and pain when being eaten, constantly cursing and speaking of sexually congregating with one another. Sure, it’s …

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Suicide Squad Review MovieSpoon.com

Review: ‘Suicide Squad’ is a Violent, Silly, Chaotic Mess

On the surface, David Ayer’s anti-hero picture appears as a much-needed boost of energy and enthusiasm into the DC Cinematic Universe. Far from the gloom and heavy themes of Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman, Suicide Squad aims to be more alternative, bombastic, colorful and fun. But does it achieve such levels of stylish levity? Yes and no. If …

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