''Caesar is home''. In the end of Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Caesar declared that he was home in the woods. In this film he's fighting to keep it.
''Now, a little over a year after [Roger Ebert's ]death from cancer, that man, in all of his complexity, comes alive again in Steve James' bittersweet tribute to the most famous critic in America.''
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The film sucks you into its strange, brave new world so completely, it leaves you with the all-too-rare sensation that you've just witnessed something you've never seen before...and need to see again.
''Paul Haggis's latest collection of interlocking vignettes is an overly complicated hash of heavy-handed metaphors and melodramatically one-note characters who are all trying to say something profound about trust, forgiveness, and love namely, that they're important. ''
''The biggest problem is that the film, written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, never makes a convincing case for why Valli the man or the singer matters beyond the music.''
''If you loved 21 Jump Street, you're in luck: The sequel, 22 Jump Street, is the exact same movie. Since the first film was such a fast and fizzy buddy-cop bromance, that's not the worst news in the world. But it is a bit of a disappointment. Reprising their Mutt-and-Jeff routine, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum play undercover narcs Schmidt and Jenko, who are assigned to go back to school and pose as students to sniff out a drug ring.''
''In the opening voice-over of the funny, sweet, three-hankie tearjerker The Fault in Our Stars, Shailene Woodley's terminally ill 16-year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster tells the audience what kind of movie they're about to see. Or rather, what kind they're not about to see.''
''Despite its terribly unimaginative title, Edge of Tomorrow is a surprisingly imaginative summer action movie. I have to admit, I had my doubts going in. After all, it's been only a little over a year since Tom Cruise's last razzle-dazzle sci-fi spectacle, Oblivion.''
''Seth MacFarlane's raunchy, rat-a-tat parody is proof beneath the bratty immaturity lays the head and heart of an outrageous quick-draw satirist''
''It's been 14 years since Bryan Singer kicked off the X-Men movie franchise. In the interim, through seven films, we've been treated to sequels, prequels, sidequels, and requels. Whether you're a rabid comic-book collector or a casual fan of mutant mayhem, that's a lot to wrap your skull around.''
''Fathers and sons, crime and punishment, and sin and salvation are the Old Testament themes of director Jim Mickle's juicy slice of East Texas pulp fiction.''