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Latest review added: April 25, 2017 (3,972 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

star system

= Masterpiece     = Outstanding     = Excellent

= Good     = Worthwhile     = Mediocre

= Lacking     = Poor     = Abominable

4/25 - Colossal
(2016, Comedy-Fantasy) Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis
4/23 - Free Fire
(2016, Action-Thriller) Sharlto Copley, Cillian Murphy
4/21 - Gifted
(2017, Drama) Chris Evans, McKenna Grace
4/21 - Win It All (2017, Comedy-Drama) Jake Johnson, Joe Lo Truglio
4/17 - The Fate of the Furious
(2017, Action-Thriller) Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson
4/12 - The Zookeeper's Wife
(2017, Drama-War) Jessica Chastain, Jonah Heldenberg
4/9 - Ghost in the Shell
(2017, Sci Fi-Action) Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek
4/5 - Personal Shopper (2016, Drama-Mystery) Kristen Stewart, Nora van Waldstatten
4/4 - The Discovery
(2017, Drama-Sci Fi) Jason Segel, Rooney Mara
3/31 - Julieta
(2016, Drama) Emma Suarez, Adriana Ugarte

12 Citizens (2014, Drama) He Bing, Han Tongsheng
Beauty and the Beast (2017, Fantasy-Musical) Emma Watson, Dan Stevens
The Breaks (2016, Comedy-Drama) Afton Williamson, Tristan Wilds
Cart (2014, Drama) Yum Jung-ah, Moon Jung-hee

Certain Women (2016, Drama) Laura Dern, Michelle Williams

A Deadly Adoption
(2015, Thriller-Drama) Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig
The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?
(2015, Documentary) Jon Schnepp, Kevin Smith
Donald Cried (2016, Comedy-Drama) Jesse Wakefield, Kristopher Avedisian
The Do-Over (2016, Comedy-Action) Adam Sandler, David Spade
The Eagle Huntress (2016, Documentary, Adventure) Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Rys Nurgaiv
Fifty Shades Darker (2017, Romance-Drama) Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan

Get Out (2017, Comedy-Horror) Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams
The Girl with All the Gifts
(2016, Horror-Thriller) Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton
I Am Not Your Negro (2016, Documentary) James Baldwin, Samuel L. Jackson (narration)
I, Daniel Blake
(2016, Drama) Dave Johns, Hayley Squires

I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017, Comedy-Thriller) Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood
John Wick: Chapter 2
(2017, Action-Thriller) Keanu Reeves, Common
Kong: Skull Island (2017, Action-Fantasy) Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson
La La Land (2016, Musical-Romance) Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling
The LEGO Batman Movie (2017, Animation-Comedy) Will Arnett, Michael Cera (voices)

Life (2017, Horror-Sci Fi) Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds
Logan (2017, Action-Sci Fi) Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart
Manchester by the Sea (2016, Drama) Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges
Moonlight (2016, Drama) Trevante Rhodes, Alex Hibbert

The Red Turtle (2016, Animation-Fantasy)
The Salesman (2016, Drama) Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti
The Sense of an Ending (2017, Drama) Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling
Things to Come
(2016, Drama) Isabelle Huppert, Andre Marcon
Toni Erdmann (2016, Comedy-Drama) Peter Simonischek, Sandra Huller
The Truth About Lies (2015, Comedy-Romance) Fran Kranz, Odette Annable
A United Kingdom (2016, Drama) David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike
Wilson (2017, Comedy) Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern

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

20th Century Women (2016, Drama-Comedy) Annette Bening, Lucas Jade Zumann
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)

Arrival (2016, Sci Fi-Drama) Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner
Bad Moms (2016, Comedy) Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn
Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016, Comedy-Drama) Ice Cube, Common

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

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016, Drama-War) Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund
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
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016, Comedy-Romance) Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth
The Brothers Grimsby (2016, Comedy-Action) Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong

Cafe Society (2016, Comedy-Romance) Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart
Cameraperson (2016, Documentary) Kirsten Johnson
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

Christine (2016, Drama) Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall
City of Gold (2015, Documentary) Jonathan Gold
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

Doctor Strange   (2016, Action-Fantasy) Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton
Don't Breathe (2016, Thriller-Horror) Jane Levy, Stephen Lang
Don't Think Twice (2016, Comedy-Drama) Keegan Michael-Key, Gillian Jacobs

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016, Documentary) Frank Zappa
The Edge of Seventeen (2016, Comedy-Drama) Hailee Steinfeld, Kyra Sedgwick

(2016, Drama-Thriller) Isabelle Huppert, Charles Berling
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
Finding Dory (2016, Animation-Adventure) Ellen Degeneres, Albert Brooks (voices)
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016, Comedy-Drama) Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant

The Founder (2016, Drama) Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman
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

Hacksaw Ridge (2016, War-Drama) Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer
The Handmaiden (2016, Romance-Thriller) Kim Tae-ri, Min-hee Kim

Hell or High Water (2016, Drama-Thriller) Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine
Hidden Figures
(2016, Drama-Comedy) Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer
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

Jackie (2016, Drama) Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard
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 Legend of Tarzan (2016, Adventure-Action) Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie
Lights Out (2016, Horror) Teresa Palmer, Maria Bello
Lion (2016, Drama) Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman
Little Men (2016, Drama) Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle
Live by Night (2016, Drama-Thriller) Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016, Documentary) Werner Herzog (narrator)

London Has Fallen (2016, Action-Thriller) Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart
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
Me Before You (2016, Romance-Drama) Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016, Action-Thriller) Jason Statham, Jecssica Alba
Midnight Special
(2016, Thriller-Sci Fi) Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016, Comedy) Zac Efron, Adam DeVine
Miracles from Heaven (2016, Drama) Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Asa Butterfield, Eva Green
Miss Sloane (2016, Thriller-Drama) Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong
(2016, Animation-Adventure) Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson
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

Nocturnal Animals (2016 Thriller-Drama) Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal
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
Paterson (2016, Comedy-Drama) Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani
Patriots Day (2016, Drama-Thriller) Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon
Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016, Comedy-Adventure) Paul Reubens, Joe Manganiello
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

Ride Along 2 (2016, Comedy-Action) Ice Cube, Kevin Hart
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
Sausage Party (2016, Animation-Comedy) Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig (voices)
The Secret Life of Pets (2016, Animation-Comedy) Louis CK, Eric Stonestreet (voices)
The Shallows (2016, Thriller-Horror) Blake Lively, Brett Cullen
Shut In (2016, Thriller) Naomi Watts, Charlie Heaton
Silence (2016, Drama) Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson
Sing Street (2016, Drama-Musical) Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton

Snowden (2016, Drama-Thriller) Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley
Southside with You (2016, Romance-Drama) Tika Sumpter, Parket Sawyers

Split (2016, Thriller-Horror) James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy
Star Trek Beyond (2016, Sci Fi-Adventure) Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, Sci Fi-Fantasy) John Boyega, Daisy Ridley

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

Warcraft (2016, Fantasy-Action) Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton
War Dogs (2016, Drama-Comedy) Miles Teller, Jonah Hill
War on Everyone   (2016, Comedy-Action) Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Pena
Weiner (2016, Documentary) Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedine

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016, Comedy-War) Tina Fey, Margot Robbie
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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