Friday, June 26, 2015

New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of June 26, 2015

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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of June 26, 2015

Here are reviews of this week's newest movies from RogerEbert.com. For these and more, including blog posts on everything from sci-fi and low-brow comedy to forgotten masterpieces of cinema, please visit our site and join the conversation.

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Ted 2

Review by Glenn Kenny

Acridness combined with ineffective humor is a bad mix, and whatever goodwill the movie scored based on sentimental value or the few effective jokes in the front end is entirely spent by the end credits.

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What Happened, Miss Simone?

Review by Brian Tallerico

What Happened, Miss Simone? falls just short of greatness but captures enough of the remarkable story and talent of its subject that it warrants a look

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Glass Chin

Review by Odie Henderson

The true measure of a good tale is in the telling, and writer-director Noah Buschel spins his yarn in an unexpected, ultimately satisfying fashion.

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Max

Review by Susan Wloszczyna

Max is a case of the tail wagging the movie. Thank goodness it does, however, since the tale itself leaves a bit to be desired.

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Escobar: Paradise Lost

Review by Brian Tallerico

Instead of a biopic of Pablo Escobar starring Benicio Del Toro, we get a fictionalized tale of a Canadian transplant who stumbles into Escobar's circle of influence when he marries Escobar's beloved niece starring Josh Hutcherson.

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Big Game

Review by Peter Sobczynski

Big Game is one of those films that tries to embrace two different potential audiences and winds up missing both marks—it is a little too silly for adults and a little too nasty for kids.

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The Little Death

Review by Christy Lemire

There is simultaneously too much and not enough going on in writer/director/co-star Josh Lawson's feature debut.

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A Borrowed Identity

Review by Godfrey Cheshire

A sharply mounted drama about a young Arab who finds reasons to "pass" as Jewish.

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Fresh Dressed

Review by Odie Henderson

Watching Fresh Dressed, I occasionally felt myself swept up in the nostalgia of my childhood and adolescent brushes with style.

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Batkid Begins

Review by Nick Allen

Batkid Begins has the effect of a vitamin pill more than a feature film's full meal; it's concentrated with the good stuff that makes life better, but offers nothing to chew on.

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A Murder in the Park

Review by Godfrey Cheshire

A film that makes a powerful case that some cherished liberal beliefs aren't always congruent with the truth; in fact, sometimes they are the exact opposite.

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Gabriel

Review by Matt Zoller Seitz

This study of a mentally ill teenager is a character study in the 1970s New Wave sense, just hanging with its troubled hero and watching him behave.

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3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

Review by Matt Zoller Seitz

An intimate, often wrenching look at a Jacksonville, Florida shooting, done in a refreshingly retro documentary style.

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