Crime

Five Star (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: Five Star (2014)

Set in present-day New York, Five Star blends documentary and dramatic fiction as it tells the stories of Primo (James “Primo” Grant, a non-professional actor and former member of the Bloods street gang), a man fighting the tug-of-war battle between the needs of his family and duty to his gang, and John (John Diaz), a…

Mr. Holmes (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: Mr. Holmes (2015)

We’re fascinated by superheroes. Our fascination mainly stems from the fact that no matter how much we get to know them, we never get to know them enough; they keep surprising us over and over again. At the brink of every new challenge, of every new puzzle or danger, we still hold the belief that…

Spy (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: Spy (2015)

After such critical bombs and/or not very good comedies as “The Hangover Part III,” “Tammy” and “Identity Theft,” there’s finally a Melissa McCarthy vehicle we can smile and laugh at — intentionally. Unfortunately, her latest turn in the new Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids,” “The Heat”) directed film, Spy, as an unprepared, mousy analyst/secret agent, loses those…

Furious 7 (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: Furious 7 (2015)

It’s more than a little strange to get suddenly swept up in the events of a series for the first time while watching the seventh installment, but that’s what happened with Furious 7, a gloriously bonkers and awesomely ambitious entry in a franchise that previously always seemed to come up a bit short. It’s clear…

The Gunman (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: The Gunman (2015)

Pierre Morel certainly knows a thing or two about molding celebrated thespians into B-movie action heroes, having previously kicked off Liam Neeson’s twilight transformation into a growly ass-kicker with the first “Taken” flick, but not everyone can make the transition so smoothly. Sean Penn seems an even unlikelier B-pic headliner than Neeson once was, considering…

Focus (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: Focus (2015)

When distilled down to its basest elements, con drama Focus is a light and airy attempt to hearken back to the days of movie star vehicles that require nothing more than mega movie star wattage and a smooth smile to keep their exploits afloat. Even when viewed at surface level, there’s nothing more to the…

Run All Night (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: Run All Night (2015)

Jaume Collet-Serra’s new action thriller Run All Night stars Liam Neeson as a once notorious hit man named Jimmy Conlon. Jimmy’s nickname was “The Gravedigger,” so you know just what kind of person we’re dealing with here. However, these days Jimmy is just a shadow of his former self, relying heavily on his long standing…

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