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Latest review added: February 17, 2017 (3,947 reviews)
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Welcome to Qwipster's Movie Reviews. Those of you who've ever looked at the IMDB, MRQE, or Rotten Tomatoes will know that there are countless other sites in which you may find film reviews, many featuring critics much more famous and knowledgeable in film than I. Why would you read my page? That is a question which you must answer for yourself. I would mention that I try to speak not as a critic but as a lover of the movies and hope I convey that message in every review, whether positive or not. I write reviews as a hobby, not a profession, and certainly don't get paid. I am not in the pocket of movie companies; I am no blurb-o-matic whose sole purpose is to write quotable lines like "The Slam-Bang Action Powerhouse of the Summer," "You'll Laugh, You'll Cry, You'll Cheer," or "The Feel-Goodiest Movie in All of Creation." Unlike some commercial critics, I am neither going to give my highest rating to a film just to get you to see it, nor will I give it the lowest unless I feel it truly deserves it.. My main objective is to provide thoughtful commentary about movies I have viewed for others who share the passion for films that I do.

--Vince Leo

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2/17 - Gran Torino (2008, Drama-Thriller) Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang
2/17 - The LEGO Batman Movie
(2017, Animation-Comedy) Will Arnett, Michael Cera (voices)
2/13 - John Wick: Chapter 2
(2017, Action-Thriller) Keanu Reeves, Common
2/12 - Fifty Shades Darker (2017, Romance-Drama) Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan
2/9 - War on Everyone
  (2016, Comedy-Action) Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Pena
2/8 - Elle
(2016, Drama-Thriller) Isabelle Huppert, Charles Berling
2/4 - Paterson
(2016, Comedy-Drama) Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani
2/3 - Singin' in the Rain (1952, Musical-Comedy) Gene Kelly, Donald O'Conner (revised review)
1/29 - The Girl with All the Gifts
(2016, Horror-Thriller) Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton
1/28 - 20th Century Women
(2016, Drama-Comedy) Annette Bening, Lucas Jade Zumann


12 Citizens (2014, Drama) He Bing, Han Tongsheng
Arrival (2016, Sci Fi-Drama) Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016, Drama-War) Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund
The Breaks (2016, Comedy-Drama) Afton Williamson, Tristan Wilds
Cameraperson (2016, Documentary) Kirsten Johnson
Cart (2014, Drama) Yum Jung-ah, Moon Jung-hee

Certain Women (2016, Drama) Laura Dern, Michelle Williams
Christine (2016, Drama) Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall
City of Gold (2015, Documentary) Jonathan Gold
A Deadly Adoption
(2015, Thriller-Drama) Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig
The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?
(2015, Documentary) Jon Schnepp, Kevin Smith
De Palma (2015, Documentary) Brian De Palma
Doctor Strange   (2016, Action-Fantasy) Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton
The Do-Over (2016, Comedy-Action) Adam Sandler, David Spade
The Eagle Huntress (2016, Documentary, Adventure) Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Rys Nurgaiv
The Edge of Seventeen (2016, Comedy-Drama) Hailee Steinfeld, Kyra Sedgwick

The Eyes of My Mother (2016, Horror) Kika Magalhaes, Diana Agostini
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler

Fences (2016, Drama) Denzel Washington, Viola Davis
The Founder (2016, Drama) Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman
Hacksaw Ridge (2016, War-Drama) Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer

Hidden Figures (2016, Drama-Comedy) Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer
I, Daniel Blake (2016, Drama) Dave Johns, Hayley Squires

Jackie (2016, Drama) Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard

La La Land (2016, Musical-Romance) Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling
Lion (2016, Drama) Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman
Live by Night (2016, Drama-Thriller) Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana

Manchester by the Sea (2016, Drama) Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges
Miss Sloane (2016, Thriller-Drama) Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong
Moana (2016, Animation-Adventure) Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson
Moonlight (2016, Drama) Trevante Rhodes, Alex Hibbert

Nocturnal Animals (2016 Thriller-Drama) Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal
Patriots Day (2016, Drama-Thriller) Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon
Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016, Comedy-Adventure) Paul Reubens, Joe Manganiello
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016, Sci Fi-Action) Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn
Rules Don't Apply
(2016, Comedy-Drama) Warren Beatty, Lily Collins
Shut In (2016, Thriller) Naomi Watts, Charlie Heaton

Silence (2016, Drama) Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson
Split (2016, Thriller-Horror) James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy
Things to Come
(2016, Drama) Isabelle Huppert, Andre Marcon
The Truth About Lies (2015, Comedy-Romance) Fran Kranz, Odette Annable


The 5th Wave (2016, Sci Fi-Action) Chloe Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016, Thriller-Mystery) Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016, War-Action) John Krasinski, James Badge Dale

The Accountant (2016, Thriller-Action) Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp
Allegiant (2016, Sci Fi-Action) Shailene Woodley, Theo James

American Honey (2016, Drama-Romance) Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf
The Angry Birds Movie (2016, Animation-Comedy) Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader (voices)
Anomalisa (2015, Animation-Drama) David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh (voices)

April and the Extraordinary World (2015, Animation-Sci Fi) Marion Cotillard, Jean Rochefort (voices)
The Automatic Hate (2015, Drama) Joseph Cross, Adelaide Clemens
Bad Moms (2016, Comedy) Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn
Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016, Comedy-Drama) Ice Cube, Common
Batman: Bad Blood (2016, Animation-Action) Stuart Allen, Jasson O'Mara (voices)

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016, Animation-Action) Adam West, Burt Ward (voices)
Batman: The Killing Joke (2016, Animation-Action) Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill (voices)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016, Action-Sci Fi) Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill
Ben-Hur (2016, Adventure-Action) Jack Huson, Toby Kebbell
The BFG (2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill
A Bigger Splash (2015, Drama) Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes

The Birth of a Nation (2016, Drama,) Nate Parker, Armie Hammer
Blair Witch (2016, Horror) James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez
Blood Father (2016, Action-Thriller) Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty

Born to Be Blue
(2015, Drama) Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo
The Boss
(2016, Comedy) Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell
The Boy (2016, Horror-Thriller) Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans
The Boy and the Beast (2015, Animation-Fantasy) Shota Sometani, Koji Yakusho (voices)
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016, Comedy-Romance) Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth
The Bronze (2015, Comedy) Melissa Rauch, Haley Lu Richardson
The Brothers Grimsby (2016, Comedy-Action) Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong

Cafe Society (2016, Comedy-Romance) Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart
Captain America: Civil War (2016, Action-Sci Fi) Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr.
Captain Fantastic (2016, Comedy-Drama) Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay

Casual Encounters (2016, Comedy-Romance) Taran Killam, Brooklyn Decker
Central Intelligence (2016, Comedy-Action) Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson
Chi-Raq (2015, Drama-Comedy) Teyonah Parris, Nick Cannon

Complete Unknown (2016, Drama-Mystery) Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon
The Conjuring 2 (2016, Horror) Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga
Criminal (2016, Action-Thriller) Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman

Deadpool (2016, Action-Comedy) Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein
Deepwater Horizon (2016, Action-Adventure) Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell

Dheepan (2015, Drama) Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan
Dirty Grandpa (2016, Comedy) Robert De Niro, Zac Efron
Don't Breathe (2016, Thriller-Horror) Jane Levy, Stephen Lang
Don't Think Twice (2016, Comedy-Drama) Keegan Michael-Key, Gillian Jacobs

Dough (2015, Comedy-Drama) Jonathan Pryce, Jerome Holder
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016, Documentary) Frank Zappa
Eddie the Eagle (2016, Comedy-Drama) Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman
Elvis & Nixon (2016, Comedy-Drama) Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey

Equity
(2016, Drama-Thriller) Anna Gunn, James Purefoy
Eye in the Sky
(2015, Thriller-Drama) Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman
Finding Dory (2016, Animation-Adventure) Ellen Degeneres, Albert Brooks (voices)
The Finest Hours (2016, Drama-Adventure) Chris Pine, Casey Affleck
The Fits (2015, Drama) Royalty Hightower, Da'Sean Minor
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016, Comedy-Drama) Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant

Ghostbusters (2016, Comedy-Horror) Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy

The Girl on the Train (2016, Thriller-Mystery) Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett
Gleason (2016, Documentary) Steve Gleason, Michel Varisco-Gleason
Gods of Egypt (2016, Fantasy-Action) Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler
Green Room (2015, Thriller-Horror) Anton Yelchin, Patrick Stewart
Hail, Caesar! (2016, Comedy) Josh Brolin, George Clooney
The Handmaiden (2016, Romance-Thriller) Kim Tae-ri, Min-hee Kim
Hardcore Henry (2015, Action-Sci Fi) Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky

Hello My Name is Doris (2015, Comedy-Romance) Sally Field, Max Greenfield

Hell or High Water (2016, Drama-Thriller) Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine
High-Rise
(2015, Drama-Comedy) Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons
The Hollars (2016, Comedy-Drama) John Krasinski, Margo Martindale
A Hologram for the King (2016, Comedy-Drama) Tom Hanks, Alexander Black
How to Be Single (2016, Comedy-Romance) Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016, Comedy-Adventure) Sam Neill, Julian Dennison
The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016, Animation-Adventure) Ray Romano, Simon Pegg (voices)
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016, Sci Fi-Action) Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman
Indignation (2016, Drama) Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon
Inferno (2016, Thriller-Mystery) Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones
The Infiltrator (2016, Thriller-Drama) Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016, Action-Thriller) Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders
Jason Bourne (2016, Action-Thriller) Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones

The Jungle Book (2016, Adventure-Fantasy) Neel Sethi, Bill Murray (voice)
Keanu (2016, Comedy-Action) Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016, Animation-Fantasy) Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron (voices)
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016, Animation-Action) Jack Black, Bryan Cranston (voices)

The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (2015, Mystery-Thriller) Freye Mavor, Benjamin Biolay
The Lady in the Van (2015, Comedy-Drama) Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings

The Legend of Tarzan (2016, Adventure-Action) Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie
Lights Out (2016, Horror) Teresa Palmer, Maria Bello
Little Men (2016, Drama) Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016, Documentary) Werner Herzog (narrator)
The Lobster (2015, Comedy-Sci Fi) Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz
London Has Fallen (2016, Action-Thriller) Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart
Louder Than Bombs (2015, Drama) Gabriel Byrne, Isabel Huppert
Love & Friendship (2016, Romance-Comedy) Kate Beckinsale, Xavier Samuel

Loving (2016, Drama) Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga
Maggie's Plan (2016, Comedy-Romance) Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke

The Magnificent Seven (2016, Western-Action) Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt
A Man Called Ove (2015, Comedy-Drama) Rolf Lassgard, Bahar Pars
The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015, Drama) Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons
Marguerite (2015, Comedy-Drama) Catherine Frot, Andre Marcon
The Measure of a Man (2015, Drama) Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck
Me Before You (2016, Romance-Drama) Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016, Action-Thriller) Jason Statham, Jecssica Alba
The Meddler (2015, Comedy-Drama) Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne
Midnight Special
(2016, Thriller-Sci Fi) Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016, Comedy) Zac Efron, Adam DeVine
Miles Ahead (2015, Drama) Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor
Miracles from Heaven (2016, Drama) Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Asa Butterfield, Eva Green
Money Monster (2016, Drama-Thriller) George Clooney, Julia Roberts
Morgan (2016, Sci Fi-Thriller) Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy
Morris from America (2016, Drama-Comedy) Markees Christmas, Craig Robinson
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016, Comedy-Romance) Nia Vardalos, Michael Constantine
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016, Comedy) Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne
The Neon Demon (2016, Drama-Horror) Elle Fanning, Jena Malone
Nerve (2016, Thriller-Romance) Emma Roberts, Dave Franco
The Nice Guys (2016, Comedy-Thriller) Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe

Now You See Me 2 (2016, Thriller-Comedy) Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson
Other People (2016, Drama-Comedy) Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon
Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016, Horror) Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015, Horror) Chris J. Murray, Dan Gill
Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016, Drama) Kevin de Paula, Seu Jorge

Pete's Dragon (2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016, Comedy-Musical) Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016, Horror-Action) Lily James, Sam Riley
The Purge: Election Year (2016, Thriller-Action) Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell
Queen of Katwe (2016, Drama) Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo
Race (2016, Drama) Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis
Rams (2015, Drama-Comedy) Sigurour Sigurjonsson, Theodor Juliusson
Remember (2015, Thriller-Drama) Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau
The Revenant (2015, Adventure-Western) Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy
Ricki and the Flash (2015, Drama-Comedy) Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline

Ride Along 2 (2016, Comedy-Action) Ice Cube, Kevin Hart
Risen (2016, Adventure-Mystery) Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton

Sausage Party (2016, Animation-Comedy) Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig (voices)
Secret in Their Eyes (2015, Thriller-Mystery) Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts

The Secret Life of Pets (2016, Animation-Comedy) Louis CK, Eric Stonestreet (voices)
The Shallows (2016, Thriller-Horror) Blake Lively, Brett Cullen
Sing Street (2016, Drama-Musical) Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton
Sisters (2015, Comedy) Tina Fey, Amy Poehler

Snowden (2016, Drama-Thriller) Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley
Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015, Drama) John Reddy, Jashaun St. John
Son of Saul (2015, Drama-War) Geza Rohrig, Levente Molnar

Southside with You (2016, Romance-Drama) Tika Sumpter, Parket Sawyers
Spotlight (2015, Drama) Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo

Star Trek Beyond (2016, Sci Fi-Adventure) Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, Sci Fi-Fantasy) John Boyega, Daisy Ridley
Steve Jobs (2015, Drama) Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet

Suicide Squad (2016, Action-Comedy) Will Smith, Margot Robbie
Sully (2016, Drama) Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016, Action-Sci Fi) Megan Fox, Stephen Amell
Tower (2016, Documentary-Drama) Violett Beane, Louis Arnette
Triple 9 (2016, Thriller-Action) Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie

Under the Shadow (2016, Drama-Horror) Narges Rashidi, Avin Manchadi
Victor Frankenstein (2015, Horror-Sci Fi) Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy
The Visit (2015, Horror-Comedy) Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould

Warcraft (2016, Fantasy-Action) Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton
War Dogs (2016, Drama-Comedy) Miles Teller, Jonah Hill
Weiner (2016, Documentary) Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedine
Where to Invade Next (2015, Documentary) Michael Moore
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016, Comedy-War) Tina Fey, Margot Robbie
The Witch (2015, Horror) Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson
X-Men Apocalypse (2016, Action-Sci Fi) James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender
The Young Messiah (2016, Drama) Adam Greaves-Neal, Sean Bean

Zero Days (2016, Documentary) Alex Gibney
Zoolander 2 (2016, Comedy-Thriller) Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson
Zootopia (2016, Animation-Comedy) Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman (voices)


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