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2014 Movies Review Archive

The films we love (and don't love) as the year unfolds

  • Warner Bros.

    The Judge

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    Rating: R Run time: 2 hours 21 minutes Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Jeremy Strong, Billy Bob Thornton Director: David Dobkin

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  • Cohen Media Group

    My Old Lady

    Read the review Rating: PG-13 Running time: 1 hour, 47 minutes Stars: Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas Director: Israel Horovitz

    2 of 43
  • Warner Bros.

    'This Is Where I Leave You

    Read the review Rating: R Running time: 1 hour, 43 minutes Stars: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda Director: Shawn Levy

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  • Fox Searchlight

    The Drop

    Read the review Rating: R Running time: 1 hour, 46 minutes Stars: James Gandolfini, Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace Director: Michaël R. Roskam

    4 of 43
  • Everett Collection

    'The Last of Robin Hood'

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    Rating:
    R Running Time: 1 hour, 34 minutes Stars: Max Casella, Dakota Fanning, Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon Directors: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland

    5 of 43
  • Sony Pictures Classics

    Love Is Strange

    Read the review Rating: R Running Time: 98 minutes Stars: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei Director: Ira Sachs

    6 of 43
  • The Weinstein Company

    Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

    Read the review Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 42 minutes
    Stars: Jessica Alba, Powers Boothe, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Dennis Haysbert, Ray Liotta, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis Director: Robert Rodriguez

    7 of 43
  • The Weinstein Company

    The Giver

    Read the review Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 1 hour, 34 minutes Stars: Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgård, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift, Brenton Thwaites Director: Phillip Noyce

    8 of 43
  • Dreamworks

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

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    Rating: PG Run Time: 2 hours, 2 minutes Stars: Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Helen Mirren, Om Puri Director: Lasse Hallström

    9 of 43
  • Universal Pictures

    Get on Up

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    Rating: PG-13 Run time: 2 hours 18 minutes Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer Director: Tate Taylor

    10 of 43
  • Clay Enos/Clarius Entertainment

    And So It Goes

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    Rating: PG-13 Run Time: 1 hour, 34 minutes Stars: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Rob Reiner, Frances Sternhagen, Frankie Valli Director: Rob Reiner

    11 of 43
  • Sony Pictures Classics

    Magic in the Moonlight

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    Rating: PG-13 Run Time: 97 minutes Stars: Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver Director: Woody Allen

    12 of 43
  • Sony Pictures Classics

    Land Ho!

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    Rated: R Run Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes Stars: Paul Eenhoorn, Earl Lynn Nelson Directors: Aaron Katz, Martha Stephens

    13 of 43
  • Warner Bros. Pictures

    Tammy

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    Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 36 minutes Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Sarah Baker, Kathy Bates, Gary Cole, Toni Collette, Nat Faxon, Allison Janney, Melissa McCarthy, Sandra Oh, Susan Sarandon Director: Ben Falcone

    14 of 43
  • The Weinstein Company

    Begin Again

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    Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 41 minutes Stars: CeeLo Green, Catherine Keener, Keira Knightley, Adam Levine, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld Director: John Carney

    15 of 43
  • Warner Bros.

    Jersey Boys

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    Rating: R Running Time: 2 hours, 14 minutes Stars: Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza, Christopher Walken, John Lloyd Young Director: Clint Eastwood

    16 of 43
  • Sony Pictures Classics

    Third Person

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    Rating: R Running Time: 2 hours, 17 minutes Stars: Kim Basinger, Maria Bello, Adrien Brody, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Liam Neeson, Moran Atias, Olivia Wilde Director: Paul Haggis

    17 of 43
  • Starz Digital Media

    Trust Me

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    Rating: R Running time: 90 minutes Stars: Clark Gregg, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney, William H. Macy, Amanda Peet, Sam Rockwell, Saxon Sharbino Director: Clark Gregg

    18 of 43
  • ARC Entertainment

    Lullaby

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    Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 57 minutes Stars: Amy Adams, Anne Archer, Jessica Brown Findlay, Garrett Hedlund, Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson, Richard Jenkins Director: Andrew Levitas

    19 of 43
  • Warner Bros. Pictures

    Edge of Tomorrow

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    Rating: PG-13 Run Time: 1 hour, 53 minutes Stars: Emily Blunt, Tom Cruise, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson Director: Doug Liman

    20 of 43
  • Frank Connor/Disney Enterprises, Inc.

    Maleficent

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    Run Time: 1 hour 39 minutes
    Rated: PG Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley
    Director: Robert Stromberg

    21 of 43
  • Roadside Attractions

    Words and Pictures

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    Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 1 hour, 51 minutes Stars: Juliette Binoche, Clive Owen Director: Fred Schepisi

    22 of 43
  • Pictorial Press Ltd./Alamy

    The Love Punch

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    Rating: PG-13 Run Time: 1 hour, 34 minutes Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson Director: Joel Hopkins

    23 of 43
  • IFC Films

    Cold in July

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    Run Time: 1 hour, 49 minutes Rated: R Stars: Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson, Sam Shepard Director: Jim Mickle

    24 of 43
  • Walt Disney Pictures

    Million Dollar Arm

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    Rating: PG Running Time: 2 hours, 4 minutes Stars: Jon Hamm, Bill Paxton, Alan Arkin, Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal, Lake Bell Director: Craig Gillespie

    25 of 43
  • Open Road Films

    Chef

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    Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 55 minutes Stars: Emjay Anthony, Bobby Cannavale, Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, Dustin Hoffman, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Oliver Platt, Amy Sedaris, Sofia Vergara Director: Jon Favreau

    26 of 43
  • Courtesy Fox Searchlight

    Belle

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    Rating: PG Running Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes Stars: Sarah Gadon, Matthew Goode, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sam Reid, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson Director: Amma Asante

    27 of 43
  • Entertainment One Films

    Decoding Annie Parker

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    Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 31 minutes Stars: Bob Gunton, Helen Hunt, Rashida Jones, Samantha Morton, Aaron Paul, Bradley Whitford Director: Steven Bernstein

    28 of 43
  • Everett Collection

    Fading Gigolo

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    Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Stars: John Turturro, Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Vanessa Paradis, Liev Schreiber Director: John Turturro

    29 of 43
  • Everett Collection

    Small Time

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    Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 44 minutes Stars: Xander Berkeley, Devon Bostick, Christopher Meloni, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Norris Director: Joel Surnow

    30 of 43
  • Everett Collection

    For No Good Reason

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    Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 29 minutes Stars: Johnny Depp, Ralph Steadman Director: Charlie Paul

    31 of 43
  • Sony Pictures

    Heaven Is for Real

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    Rating: PG Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes Stars: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Thomas Haden Church, Margo Martindale Director: Randall Wallace

    32 of 43
  • Summit Entertainment

    Draft Day

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    Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 1 hour, 49 minutes Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Chadwick Boseman, Ellen Burstyn, Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Frank Langella, Denis Leary Director: Ivan Reitman

    33 of 43
  • Paramount Pictures

    Noah

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    Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 2 hours, 18 minutes Director: Darren Aronofsky Stars: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Nick Nolte

    34 of 43
  • The Weinstein Company

    Railway Man

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    Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 56 minutes Director: Jonathan Teplitzky Stars: Colin Firth, Jeremy Irvine, Nicole Kidman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Stellan Skarsgård

    35 of 43
  • Walt Disney Studios

    Captain America

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    Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 2 hours, 16 minutes Stars: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford Directors: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo

    36 of 43
  • Lionsgate

    Cesar Chavez

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    Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 1 hour, 41 minutes Stars: Michael Cudlitz, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, John Malkovich, Michael Peña Director: Diego Luna

    37 of 43
  • Music Box Films

    Le Week-End

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    Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 33 minutes Stars: Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum Director: Roger Michell

    38 of 43
  • Getty

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

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    Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 39 minutes Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Ralph Fiennes, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton Director: Wes Anderson

    39 of 43
  • Everett

    The Wind Rises

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    Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 2 hours, 6 minutes Stars: (voices): Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Mandy Patinkin, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci Director: Hayao Miyazaki

    40 of 43
  • Universal/Everett Collection

    Non-Stop

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    Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes Stars: Michelle Dockery, Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Lupita Nyong'o Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

    41 of 43
  • Sony Pictures

    About Last Night

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    Rating:   Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes Stars: Joy Bryant, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Christopher McDonald, Paula Patton Director: Steve Pink

    42 of 43
  • Paramount Pictures

    Labor Day

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    Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 1 hour, 51 minutes Director: Jason Reitman Stars: Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Kate Winslet

    43 of 43

Reviews from AARP film critics Bill Newcott and Meg Grant are listed here from the most recent to oldest for 2014.

Refer back to this list often, especially when you're thinking about renting a DVD or watching movies on TV or your computer. 

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