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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. 1 of 43
  • 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 2 of 43
  • '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. 3 of 43
  • 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 4 of 43
  • '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 5 of 43
  • 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 6 of 43
  • 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 7 of 43
  • 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 8 of 43
  • 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 9 of 43
  • 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 10 of 43
  • 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 11 of 43
  • 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 12 of 43
  • 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 13 of 43
  • 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 14 of 43
  • 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 15 of 43
  • 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. 16 of 43
  • 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 17 of 43
  • 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 18 of 43
  • 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 19 of 43
  • 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 20 of 43
  • 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. 21 of 43
  • 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 22 of 43
  • 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 23 of 43
  • 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 24 of 43
  • 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 25 of 43
  • 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 26 of 43
  • 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 27 of 43
  • 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 28 of 43
  • 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 29 of 43
  • 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 30 of 43
  • 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 31 of 43
  • 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 32 of 43
  • 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 33 of 43
  • 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 34 of 43
  • 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 35 of 43
  • 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 36 of 43
  • 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 37 of 43
  • 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 38 of 43
  • 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 39 of 43
  • 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 40 of 43
  • 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 41 of 43
  • 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 42 of 43
  • 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 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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