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First Reviews: Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in 'Get On Up'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 28, 2014 1:31 PM
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Tate Taylor's portrait of the Godfather of Soul has the funk, but it's also got an awards-worthy performance by Chadwick Boseman.

Turns Out They Shouldn't Have Kept the Rock's 'Hercules' Away From Critics After All

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 25, 2014 1:03 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Paramount played Hot Potato with Dwayne Johnson's tongue-in-cheek Greek epic, but critics warm to it anyway.

Sleeper of the Week: 'Alive Inside: A Story of Music'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 25, 2014 12:22 PM
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This week's sleeper: a film about the memory-restoring power of music.

Review Round-Up: 'A Most Wanted Man' As a Showcase for the Late Philip Seymour Hoffman

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 24, 2014 2:24 PM
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One of the great actor's final roles hits theaters July 25.

Notes on the Best Indie Movies of 2014 So Far

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 23, 2014 4:58 PM
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  • 2 Comments
A few trends in this year's best movies.

Criticwire Classic of the Week: Billy Wilder's 'The Apartment'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 23, 2014 1:34 PM
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Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and how to be a mensch.

Is Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy' the Summer's Smartest Dumb Movie, or Its Dumbest Smart One?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 23, 2014 12:51 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Luc Besson's fleet thriller isn't book-smart, but it's not as dumb as it looks.

First Reviews: The Rock's 'Hercules'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 23, 2014 10:05 AM
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"Good, idiotic matinee entertainment" or "decidedly non-legendary"?

Underdog of the Week: 'Siddharth'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 18, 2014 3:02 PM
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Shining some light on Richie Mehta's film about a father's search for his kidnapped son.

First Reviews: Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight,' With Colin Firth and Emma Stone

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 18, 2014 11:08 AM
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First Reviews: Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight,' With Colin Firth and Emma Stone