2014 Movies Review Archive

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

  • 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 — Warner Bros.

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  • 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 — Cohen Media Group

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  • '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 — Warner Bros.

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  • The Drop

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

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  • '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 — Everett Collection

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  • Love Is Strange

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

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  • 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 — The Weinstein Company

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  • 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 — The Weinstein Company

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  • 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 — Dreamworks

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  • 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 — Universal Pictures

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  • 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 — Clay Enos/Clarius Entertainment

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  • 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 — Sony Pictures Classics

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  • 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 — Sony Pictures Classics

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  • 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 — Warner Bros. Pictures

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  • 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 — The Weinstein Company

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  • 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 — Warner Bros.

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  • 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 — Sony Pictures Classics

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  • 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 — Starz Digital Media

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  • 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 — ARC Entertainment

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  • 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 — Warner Bros. Pictures

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  • Maleficent

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    Run Time: 1 hour 39 minutes
    Rated: PG Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley
    Director: Robert Stromberg — Frank Connor/Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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  • Words and Pictures

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

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  • The Love Punch

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    Rating: PG-13 Run Time: 1 hour, 34 minutes Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson Director: Joel Hopkins — Pictorial Press Ltd./Alamy

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  • 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 — IFC Films

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  • 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 — Walt Disney Pictures

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  • 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 — Open Road Films

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  • 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 — Courtesy Fox Searchlight

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  • 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 — Entertainment One Films

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  • 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 — Everett Collection

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  • 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 — Everett Collection

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  • For No Good Reason

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

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  • 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 — Sony Pictures

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  • 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 — Summit Entertainment

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  • 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 — Paramount Pictures

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  • 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 — The Weinstein Company

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  • 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 — Walt Disney Studios

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  • 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 — Lionsgate

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  • 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 — Music Box Films

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  • 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 — Getty

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  • 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 — Everett

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  • 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 — Universal/Everett Collection

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  • 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 — Sony Pictures

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  • 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 — Paramount Pictures

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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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