4 movies to see this weekend, Sept. 9-11

 

Worth Seeing

 

1. ‘Sully’ (PG-13) – 3 and a half stars

“Helpfulness is a simple concept, but a powerful one, and “Sully” captures the essence of what made the Miracle on the Hudson so grippingly inspiring.” (Read More)

 

2. ‘Complete Unknown’ (R) – 3 stars

“‘Complete Unknown’ does more than divert in a slyly implausible way.” (Read More)

 

3. ‘Ixcanul’ (unrated) – 3 stars

” You can sense the director’s respect for his subject in the movie’s unhurried dramatic rhythms, its grounding in the earthy rituals of everyday life and its strong cast of nonprofessional Mayan actors.” (Read More)

 

4. ‘Morris From America’ (R) – 3 stars

“The movie is a pop confection with a rough, honest texture, real but not raw and suffused with an infectious sweetness that lingers after the final shot.” (Read More)

Still playing

 

1. ‘Mia Madre’ (unrated) – 3 stars

“Love, death cinema — they’re all there in ‘Mia Madre.'” (Read More)

 

2. ‘The Light Between Oceans’ (PG-13) – 2 and a half stars

“A movie that crackles quietly without flaring up into an emotional blaze.” (Read More)

 

3.‘Don’t Breathe’ (R) – 2 stars

“You start out fearing “Don’t Breathe,” but by the end you’re laughing at it — and the humor is not intentional.” (Read More)

 

4. ‘War Dogs’ (R) – 3 stars

““War Dogs” incorporates its Miami backdrop of flashy cars, glitzy nightclubs, sunny beaches, “Scarface” movie posters and giant penthouses into the psyches of its two protagonists, showing us the ideal of success the duo was pursuing.” (Read More)

5. ‘Hell or High Water’ (R) – 3 and a half stars

“This is the most arresting and entertaining mainstream movie in a summer season crowded with giant entertainments that pummeled the audience into fatigue.” (Read More)

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