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Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 17, 2019

‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' Is a Melted, Wannabe ‘Frozen'
Angelina Jolie and her cheekbones return to the inert franchise to glare at Michelle Pfeiffer

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 16, 2019

‘Jojo Rabbit' Review: A Hit-or-Miss Hitler Comedy With a Heart
Love it or hate it, Taika Waititi's singularly silly take on the WWII coming-of-age movie is damn near impossible to shake

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 15, 2019

‘The Lighthouse' Review: Willem Dafoe Gaslights Robert Pattinson
Two primal performances carry Rob Eggers' second film to glory

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 09, 2019

‘Mister America' Review: Fan Service 1, Satire 0
Unless you're a die-hard Tim Heidecker fan, this feature-length mockumentary about a fake political campaign is one pointless slog

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 09, 2019

‘Gemini Man' Review: The Will Smith Clone Film Is a High-Tech Downgrade for Ang Lee
Smith fights a rubber-faced young clone of himself in this nonsensical assassin thriller

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 08, 2019

‘The King' Review: Timothée Chalamet, Bard Out of His Skull
The young star tries his best to drag this amalgamation of Shakespeare's Prince Henry plays once more unto the breach

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 08, 2019

‘Parasite' Review: Bong Joon Ho Delivers His Masterpiece
The South Korean filmmaker outdoes himself with this cutting, caustic tale of class warfare between the haves and the have-nots

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 04, 2019

‘Lucy in the Sky' Review: The Portman Who Fell to Earth
Not even the Oscar-winning 'Jackie' star can get this story of a jealous, possibly unstable astronaut to achieve lift-off

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 03, 2019

Eddie Murphy's Back — Front-and-Center and Full Force — in ‘Dolemite Is My Name'
He pays tribute to real-life club comic Rudy Ray Moore, a pioneer in the rude-crude-untamed humor that paved the way for him and others

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 01, 2019

‘Pain and Glory' Review: Pedro Almodovar Delivers His ‘8 1/2'
The Spanish filmmaker's tale of a memory, regret and an aging director making peace with his past isn't just his most personal film — it's also one of his greatest

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 30, 2019

‘Joker' Review: Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Is Indeed Wild
The actor puts a horrifically human face on an iconic comic-book villain in the year's most controversial movie

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 27, 2019

‘Loro' Review: Political Debauchery, Italian Style
An over-the-top, gloriously vulgar look at former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi does justice to its spectacle-loving subject

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 26, 2019

‘The Laundromat' Review: Power, Corruption and A-List Celebrities
Steven Soderbergh's all-star look at the machinations behind the Panama Papers scandal is all over the map — and mad as hell

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 25, 2019

‘Abominable' Review: How to Train Your Yeti
A tale of a young woman and her new best friend — a Not-So-Abominable Snowman trying to get home — feels a little like the same old animated song-and-dance

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 24, 2019

‘Judy' Review: Renée Zellweger Goes Over the Rainbow
This drama on Judy Garland's final comeback falls into some standard biopic traps — but Renée Zellweger still gives the performance of the year

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 19, 2019

‘Where's My Roy Cohn?' Review: Portrait of a Legal Pitbull
Documentary on the legendary lawyer—and Trump mentor—digs in to the controversial figure's life, times and toxic legacy

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 19, 2019

‘Rambo: Last Blood': A Reagan-Era Hero, Re-Engineered for the MAGA Age
Sylvester Stallone's perpetual warrior returns in a revenge story that couldn't be more toxic and Trumpian

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 18, 2019

‘Downton Abbey' Review: Return of the Stiff Upper Lips
The vintage Brits of the popular PBS show are back, in a feature film that doubles as diehard-fan service

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 17, 2019

‘Corporate Animals' Review: From Team-Building to Team-Eating
Satire about business culture, field trips gone bad and cannibalism doesn't quite hit the mark—but damned if Demi Moore doesn't give it some bite

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 17, 2019

‘Ad Astra' Review: Brad Pitt, Lost in Space
The star and writer-director James Gray concoct a cerebral sci-fi film about fathers and sons that's absolutely enthralling

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 16, 2019

‘Monos' Review: Rebels Without a Cause, or a Chaperone
Alejandro Landes' study of child soldiers deep in the jungles of Colombia is part survivalist thriller, part perpetual-war film, and completely cinematic

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 12, 2019

Review: ‘The Goldfinch' Is a Stolen Opportunity
The only achievement in transferring Donna Tartt's 'The Goldfinch' from page to screen is that it's a botch job for the ages.

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 11, 2019

Jennifer Lopez Is a Divine Queenpin in ‘Hustlers'
In director Lorene Scafaria's 'Hustlers,' Lopez's talent blossoms into something that takes your breath away

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 06, 2019

‘Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice' Pays Tribute to Pioneering '70s Songbird
Documentary on the powerful, versatile vocalist may be a little impersonal — but as a reminder of Ronstadt's talent, it hits all the right notes

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 03, 2019

‘It: Chapter 2' Is Pennywise But Pace Foolish
The sequel to 2017's horror hit once again pits the Losers Club, now adults, against Stephen King's psycho-killer clown — but a nearly three-hour run time dulls the terrifying effects

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 28, 2019

‘Official Secrets' Review: An Iraq War Whistleblower's Tale, Thrills Redacted
The true story of British intelligence officer Katharine Gunn is especially resonant today — but this dramatization lacks urgency

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 22, 2019

‘Ready or Not' Review: Here Kills the Bride
In a film that's 'Bridesmaids' meets 'The Purge,' a new wife plays a deadly game of hide and seek.

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 21, 2019

‘Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles' Review — An Untraditional Documentary on a Beloved Musical
Max Lewkowicz's documentary exposes the behind-the-scenes drama and on-stage magic of 'Fiddler on the Roof'

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 21, 2019

‘Brittany Runs a Marathon' Review: Star Jillian Bell Goes the Extra Mile
The comic actress is hilarious and heartfelt as an aimless slacker on a mission to turn her life around

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 20, 2019

‘American Factory' Review: How an East-West Labor Experiment Went South
Documentary on Chinese auto-glass company opening a plant in Ohio captures a cross-cultural slow-motion car wreck

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 16, 2019

‘Cold Case Hammarskjöld' Review: Conspiracy Thriller Doc Is a True WTF
A Danish documentarian investigates a decades-old plane crash — and stumbles on to a potential sucker-punch of a revelation that may be too bad to be true

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 15, 2019

‘Aquarela' Review: The Shape of Water, Indeed
Eco-documentary on H20 in the age of climate change — from crumbling icebergs to chaotic hurricanes — is both gorgeous and terrifying

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 14, 2019

‘Where'd You Go, Bernadette': Blanchett-Led Bestseller Gets Lost in Translation
Director Richard Linklater and his Oscar-winning star can't quite save adaptation of Maria Semple's novel about a women searching for herself

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 13, 2019

‘Good Boys' Review: R-Rated Innocence
The spiritual prequel of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's 'Superbad' feels like it was made for and by 12-year-olds

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 13, 2019

‘Blinded by the Light': Bruce's Music Is a Gift for a British-Pakistani Teen
Cynics won't thrill to this feel-good movie based on a true story, but the uplift is there for those who need a rebuke to racism

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 09, 2019

‘The Peanut Butter Falcon' Review: A River (and Wrestlers) Run Through It
Offbeat road movie follows two misfit dreamers rafting their way to a wrestling school — and reminds you why Shia LaBeouf became a star

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 09, 2019

‘Brian Banks' Is A Criminal Justice Film That Never Breaks Free of Its Premise
True story of a football player falsely accused of sexual assault, told in the #MeToo era, is a nonessential telling of a vital story

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 09, 2019

‘One Child Nation': Policy, Propaganda and Portrait of a National Trauma
Documentary on China's single-child policy starts as a personal statement — and ends as a devastating indictment of a country's complicity

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 08, 2019

‘Light of My Life' Review: What to Expect When You're Dystopic-Parenting
Casey Affleck steps behind the camera for this stark character study about a father and daughter navigating a post-plague world

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 08, 2019

‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' Review: Macabre 101 for Kids
Adaptation of popular 1980s kids-lit anthologies is a little hodgepodge — but it's also training-wheels horror done right

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 08, 2019

‘The Kitchen' Review: Melissa McCarthy's Mob Drama Is Undercooked
Oh, what a movie The Kitchen could have been. It seems impossible to screw up a […]

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 07, 2019

‘After the Wedding' Review: Mystery, Melodrama and Michelle Williams
The actor is so good in this remake of Danish tearjerker that she almost makes this mediocrity worthwhile

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 07, 2019

‘The Art of Racing In the Rain' Review: A New Dog Gets Up to Some Old Tricks
The latest entry to the canon of talking-animal movies is a tearjerker whose furry, four-legged hero imparts essential life lessons

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 31, 2019

‘Hobbs & Shaw': ‘Fast & Furious' Spinoff Brings Surreal Silliness
Dwayne Johnson's Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham's Deckard Shaw remain an irresistible duo — but is that enough?

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 31, 2019

‘Them That Follow' Examines the Poison of Fanatacism and Poverty in Appalachia
Pentecostal beliefs are on display in writer-directors Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage's portrait of faith and extremism

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 30, 2019

‘Luce' Review: Race, Privilege and Every Parent's Nightmare
This provocation about an ideal student — and a disturbing essay that raises some serious red flags — packs one hell of a wallop

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 30, 2019

‘The Nightingale' Review: Aussie Revenge Tale Pulls No Punches
Jennifer Kent's follow-up to 'The Babadook' turns a historical vengeance-quest into a stake through toxic masculinity's heart

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 26, 2019

‘Honeyland' Review: To Bee or Not to Bee
An award-winning documentary on a Macedonian beekeeper is an experiential wonder, a cutting critique on capitalism and a genuine must-see

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 25, 2019

‘The Mountain' Review: Mental Health Will Drive You Mad
Rick Alverson's oddball tale of a traveling lobotomist and his ward in 1950s USA is an unsettling trip through the 20th century American psyche

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 24, 2019

‘Skin' Review: How Do You Recover From Hate?
Based on the true story of a reformed white supremacist, this drama about a neo-Nazi overcoming his toxic upbringing pulls no punches

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 22, 2019

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Review: Tarantino's Violent Tinseltown Valentine
Set in 1969 Los Angeles, the filmmaker's all-star fantasia links the movie biz and Manson-era violence with explosive results

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 22, 2019

‘The Great Hack' Review: From Data-Rights Fights to Democracy R.I.P.
Documentary on how Cambridge Analytica harvested private data to help undermine democracy is a sobering reminder to stay vigilant

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 18, 2019

‘David Crosby: Remember My Name' Review: Laurel Canyon's Lion in Winter
The rock & roll icon gets the beautiful, brutally honest documentary he deserves

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 17, 2019

‘The Lion King' Remake: The Circle of Life Returns With a Risk-Free Repeat
If only Beyoncé could lead these lions in formation!

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 12, 2019

Jesse Eisenberg Steps Into the Dojo in ‘The Art of Self-Defense'
Alessandro Nivola is the sensei teaching these karate kids in writer-director Riley Stearns' comedy

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 12, 2019

‘Crawl' Review: See You Later, Alligators
The summer's requisite man-versus-nature survivalist horror flick pits a young woman and her father against some hungry, toothsome creatures

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 11, 2019

Dude, Where's My Uber? Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista Buddy Comedy Goes Nowhere Fast
'Stuber' is running on fumes

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 11, 2019

‘The Farewell' Review: Parting (and Lying) Is Such Sweet Sorrow
A family says goodbye on the sly to a loved one in writer-director Lulu Wang's bold, brilliant beautiful drama

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 10, 2019

‘Sword of Trust' Review: Have Blade, Will Ramble
Shaggy comedy about four misfits, a Civil War relic and conspiracy theorists is part meandering character study, part missed opportunity

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 03, 2019

‘Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love' Review: A Ladies' Man and His Muse
Nick Broomfield's doc on Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ilhen — the subject of 'So Long, Marianne' — puts the artist-muse relationship under the microscope

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 02, 2019

‘Midsommar' Review: Pagan Horror Gets a New Classic
Filmmaker Ari Aster's follow-up to 'Hereditary' turns a break-up story into a funny, frightening 'Wicker Man' 2.0

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 01, 2019

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home' Review: The Webslinger Swings Again
Tom Holland saves this decent enough Spidey movie set in a post-'Endgame' MCU

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jun 27, 2019

‘Maiden' Review: An All-Female Crew's Sail of the Century
Documentary on the 1989 yacht crew who beat the odds to win a major race and knocked the sexist world of sailing on its ass

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jun 26, 2019

‘Yesterday' Review: In a Beatles-Less World, Love Really Is All You Need
Danny Boyle's romcom imagines a history without the Fab Four — and an aspiring songwriter who decides to fill in the gap

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jun 25, 2019

‘Annabelle Comes Home' Review: Hello, Evil-Hellspawn Dolly!
The third time's the charm for 'Conjuring' spin-off series, which delivers a simple but efficient scare machine

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jun 21, 2019

‘Anna' Review: A Girl, Some Guns and a Recycled Plot
Luc Besson returns with another tale of a beautiful, deadly young woman caught in a bind — and one very problematic movie

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jun 21, 2019

‘Child's Play': Even Aubrey Plaza Can't Save This Botched Reboot
Mark Hamill is the new villainous voice of Chucky, the next-gen killer doll who's handy with a knife

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jun 20, 2019

‘Toy Story 4': Your Favorite Animated Toy Franchise Does It Again
The fourth chapter in the Disney/Pixar series is still flying high on visual pow, pinwheeling fun and soulful feeling

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jun 19, 2019

‘The Quiet One' Review: Bill Wyman Doc Goes Wide, Not Deep
Portrait of legendary bassist recounts how ex-Rolling Stone gathered no moss — and gets selective with his legacy

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jun 19, 2019

‘Wild Rose' Review: Ballad of a Honky-Tonk Woman
Story of an Scottish single mother who dreams of country-music glory is fueled by one knockout performance

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jun 13, 2019

New ‘Shaft' Reboot Attempts to Question What It Means to Be a Man
Director Tim Story's update of the blaxploitation classic remains shamelessly regressive

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jun 13, 2019

‘Men in Black International': Looks Great, Less Filling
Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson are an incredible duo in a flat franchise

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jun 11, 2019

‘The Dead Don't Die,' Jim Jarmusch's Zombie Movie, Is an Apocalyptic Afterthought
Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny and Adam Driver play cops trying to protect their small town from the walking dead, but it's not enough to save the film from floundering

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jun 11, 2019

‘Rolling Thunder Revue' Review: Scorsese's Dylan Doc Is Simply Brilliant
The filmmaker looks back on Bob's legendary 1975 tour and turns a gamechanging moment into a hall of mirrors

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jun 07, 2019

‘I Am Mother' Review: Dystopic Sci-Fi With a Maternal Twist
Thriller about a young woman, her robot mom and a mysterious stranger ponders human nature vs. cyber-nurturing

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jun 06, 2019

‘Pavarotti' Review: Doc on Famed Tenor Hits Most of the Right Notes
Portrait of one of the most famous opera singers ever is delightful, if far from definitive

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jun 06, 2019

‘Last Black Man in San Francisco' Review: Race, Gentrification and an Instant Classic
Two Bay Area filmmakers deliver a funny, poignant, rage-filled valentine to the city they love

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jun 05, 2019

‘Leto' Review: Russian Rockers Rage Against the '80s Machine
A look back at Leningrad's underground garage-rock scene is one gorgeous, grungy, achingly sad memory piece

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jun 05, 2019

‘The Secret Life of Pets 2': Same Ol' Dogs, No New Tricks
The animated animals take to the farm in this sequel about what our furry friends get up to behind our backs

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jun 05, 2019

‘Dark Phoenix,' Latest in X-Men Series, Should be the Last
Sophie Turner shows enormous potential as Jean Grey, but director Simon Kinberg fails the sci-fi franchise

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jun 04, 2019

‘Framing John DeLorean' Review: Muscle Cars, Meta-Docs and Alec Baldwin
It's part nonfiction portrait of the late, great, disgraced auto-industry titan and part meta-biopic — guess which half works?

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jun 04, 2019

Emma Thompson Plays a Fearsome Lady Boss in ‘Late Night'
Mindy Kaling and Thompson make great sport of the late-night comic wasteland

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
May 30, 2019

Ali Wong and Randall Park Are a Romantic Dream Team in ‘Always Be My Maybe'
Rom-com from director Nahnatchka Khan is a success due to the chemistry between its stars

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
May 29, 2019

‘Domino' Review: Cops, Terrorists and De Palma by Numbers
The latest from the director of 'Blow Out' definitely feels burnt out — but at least the director's delirious signature is all over it

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
May 29, 2019

Octavia Spencer Is a Twisted Treat in ‘Ma'
Director Tate Taylor takes on the revenge-horror genre but can't save the flick from predictable pitfalls

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
May 29, 2019

‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters' Review: Destroy All Mediocre Franchise Cash-Ins
The sequel to the jolly green giant lizard's 2014 reboot brings out Mothra, Rodan, Ghidorah — and forgets to bring the kaiju fun

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
May 28, 2019

‘Rocketman' Review: Elton Gets the Victory-Lap Biopic Treatment
Call it Elton John's 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' with more sex, more drugs and a killer performance from Taron Egerton

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
May 24, 2019

‘The Perfection' Review: A Symphony of Revenge, Bowed and Plucked With Rage
This Netflix-streaming thriller is pulpy, bloody, batshit crazy — and taps into something deeper than your average revenge flick

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
May 23, 2019

‘Brightburn' Review: What If Baby Superman Broke Bad?
A great premise gets seriously squandered in this ridiculous superhero/horror movie mash-up

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
May 22, 2019

Halston Defined an Era, But New Doc Doesn't Give the Fashion Icon His Due
Hollywood elite — Liza Minnelli, Elizabeth Taylor, Bianca Jagger — on parade in Frederic Tcheng's documentary about the designer's legacy. And Tavi Gevinson?

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
May 22, 2019

‘Aladdin': Will Smith Is the Live-Action Movie's Best Special Effect
Guy Ritchie's family-friendly, CG-enhanced live-action version of Disney's animated hit surprises in all the right ways

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
May 21, 2019

‘Booksmart' Review: The Revenge-of-the-Femi-Nerds Comedy We Deserve
Olivia Wilde's directorial debut reinvents — and reinvigorates — the raunch-com with this hilarious, heartfelt story of two brainiacs cutting loose

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
May 16, 2019

‘The Souvenir' Review: A Filmmaker Looks Back and Makes a Masterpiece
Joanna Hogg's autobiographical recreation of a relationship gives a young actor a breakout role and redefines the notion of "personal" filmmaking

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
May 15, 2019

‘The Sun Is Also a Star' Review: Young-Adult Romance Burns Bright…For a Bit
Adaptation of Nicola Yoon's topical teen love story benefits from some offbeat touches and two appealing leads

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
May 15, 2019

‘John Wick: Chapter 3' Review: He's Back, Bloodier and More Brutal Than Ever
Keanu Reeves' master assassin returns for another round of gun fu, insane stunts and magnificent mayhem

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
May 10, 2019

‘Charlie Says' Review: The Manson Family Women, Reclaimed
The story of the murder spree that ended the Sixties gets told from a female perspective — and that makes all the difference

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
May 10, 2019

‘Tolkien' Review: …And One Biopic to Bore Them All
Dull tale on 'Lord of the Rings' author's life doesn't do justice to his backstory or his breathtaking imagination

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
May 09, 2019

‘Pasolini' Review: Portrait of an Artist as Boundary-Pushing Provocateur
Abel Ferrara's biopic is part tribute, part true-crime recreation — and a fitting look back from one subversive director to another

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
May 09, 2019

Kenneth Branagh Embodies the Bard in Mesmerizing ‘All Is True'
Judi Dench co-stars as Shakespeare's wife in this fictional retelling of the legendary playwright

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
May 09, 2019

‘The Hustle' Review: Audiences, Prepare to Feel Conned
Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson are dueling grifters in this femcentric remake of 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'

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