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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.

My Old Lady

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Rating: PG-13

Running time: 1 hour, 47 minutes

Stars: Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas

Director: Israel Horovitz

Cohen Media Group

'This Is Where I Leave You

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Rating: R

Running time: 1 hour, 43 minutes

Stars: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda

Director: Shawn Levy

Warner Bros.

The Drop

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Rating: R

Running time: 1 hour, 46 minutes

Stars: James Gandolfini, Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace

Director: Michaël R. Roskam

Fox Searchlight

'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

Love Is Strange

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Rating: R

Running Time: 98 minutes

Stars: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei

Director: Ira Sachs

Sony Pictures Classics

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

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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

The Giver

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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