Drama Movie Reviews
Captain Phillips is Tom Hanks' moment to shine, and -- surprisingly -- may be his best work. Our Captain Phillips review finds that it is two hours of tense action and emotional explosions of power.
Jayne Mansfield's Car Review: Billy Bob Thornton’s Southern Sizzler
Jayne Mansfield's Car is the latest film from writer-director and star Billy Bob Thornton. Like Sling Blade before it, our Jayne Mansfield's Car review finds it a Southern-fried potboiler.
Fruitvale Station Review: Trayvon Martin Case Echoes Through Another Tragic Death
Fruitvale Station is a true story starring Michael B. Jordan in a role that should earn him an Oscar nod. Our Fruitvale Station review also finds it a hauntingly familiar case to the recent Trayvon Martin verdict.
Much Ado About Nothing Review: Shakespeare Meets Mister Avengers
Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing is Joss Whedon's first film after the triumph of The Avengers. Our Much Ado About Nothing review finds the film a likable adaptation, but missing a little magic.
The East Review: I Spy a Revolution
The East is a riveting piece of work from the movie making team of Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij. Our The East review finds the issues it presents as murky as the oil spills at the center of the eco-revenge thriller.
Frances Ha Review: Noah Baumbach in Black and White
Noah Baumbach has made a career of crafting clever female characters. With Greta Gerwig staring as Frances Ha, our Frances Ha review finds he has done it again.
The Great Gatsby Review: A Boisterous Retelling Without the Humanity
The Great Gatsby is a visually stunning film, though it loses a lot of the character of the novel. Read all about it in our The Great Gatsby review.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist Review: Road to Radicalism
The Reluctant Fundamentalist stars Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber and Kiefer Sutherland. But, our The Reluctant Fundamentalist review can state that the real star is how it portrays the Middle East and America's view of it.
Pain and Gain Review: Michael Bay Brings the Muscle
The Pain and Gain review is one that is difficult to compose. The Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson starring film is the best Michael Bay movie to date, but what does that even say?
42 Review: Jackie Robinson Legend Lives On
Jackie Robinson finally gets his movie due with 42. Our 42 review salutes the film that should be lauded for its ability to achieve the impossible: Capturing lightning in a bottle.
Trance Review: Mind-Blowing Mayhem
Trance is by far one of director Danny Boyle's most challenging efforts. Our Trance review cannot praise Boyle enough and his collaboration with his star, the powerful James McAvoy.
The Place Beyond the Pines Review: Ryan Gosling & Bradley Cooper Clash
The Place Beyond the Pines is one of the most outstanding movies of the year. Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling put on an acting clinic that our The Place Beyond the Pines review states is a "must see."