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First Reviews: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' Told to Search Some Other Place

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 14, 2014 12:44 PM
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  • 1 Comment
The new Simon Pegg film made UK critics very unhappy.

First Reviews: 'Let's Be Cops' – Nah, But Thanks Anyway

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 13, 2014 4:21 PM
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  • 0 Comments
Seems like critics aren't too eager to be cops. Maybe they're all delinquents.

Sleeper of the Week: "What If"

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 12, 2014 4:38 PM
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  • 0 Comments
The romcom that has some critics believing in romcoms again.

First Reviews of 'The Giver': An Anti-Conformist Allegory Succumbs to Sameness

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 12, 2014 11:17 AM
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Jeff Bridges' long-gestating adaption of Lois Lowry's dystopian young adult novel succumbs to the very mindset it warns against.

'The Expendables 3': Here We Go Again...Again

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 11, 2014 2:40 PM
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  • 2 Comments
The appeal of sticking every '80s action icon in the same movie has officially worn out.

Sleeper of the Week: 'The Dog'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 8, 2014 3:57 PM
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"The Dog"
See the story that inspired Sidney Lumet's "Dog Day Afternoon."

Criticwire Classic of the Week: Jean-Luc Godard's 'Breathless'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 7, 2014 11:37 AM
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In praise of a Godard who was as playful as he was revolutionary.

First Reviews of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles': At Least It's Not as Bad as 'Transformers'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 4, 2014 1:35 PM
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Turtles in a half-shell half-baked, at best.

Sleeper of the Week: 'The Strange Little Cat'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 4, 2014 1:01 PM
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This week's underdog gives the term "student film" a good name.

Criticwire Classic of the Week: Ingmar Bergman's 'Wild Strawberries'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 1, 2014 4:00 PM
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Ingmar Bergman could be as warm as he was solemn.