Holiday Movie Scorecard 2016


Almost Christmas (2016)

Adjusted Score: 51.796%
Critics Consensus: While far from the worst holiday dramedy audiences could hope for, Almost Christmas isn't distinctive enough to prompt a visit to the theater -- or annual yuletide viewings.
Synopsis: A new comedy from writer/director David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim) and producer Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like a Man... [More]
Directed By: David E. Talbert

Adjusted Score: 61.455%
Critics Consensus: With Rules Don't Apply, Warren Beatty takes an overall affable -- but undeniably slight -- look at a corner of old Hollywood under Howard Hughes' distinctive shadow.
Synopsis: An aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver (Alden Ehrenreich) struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of... [More]
Directed By: Warren Beatty


The Bounce Back (2016)

Adjusted Score: 17.029%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Dating guru Matthew Taylor (Shemar Moore) falls for celebrity therapist Kristin Peralta (Nadine Velazquez) while he does a book tour... [More]
Directed By: Youssef Delara


Allied (2016)

Adjusted Score: 69.421%
Critics Consensus: Allied has its moments, but doesn't quite achieve epic wartime romance status -- a disappointment made more profound by the dazzling talent assembled on either side of the camera.
Synopsis: The story of intelligence officer Max Vatan, who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour on a... [More]
Directed By: Robert Zemeckis


Miss Sloane (2016)

Adjusted Score: 82.964%
Critics Consensus: Miss Sloane sits squarely on the shoulders of Jessica Chastain's performance -- and she responds with awards-worthy work that single-handedly elevates the film.
Synopsis: In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in... [More]
Directed By: John Madden


Sing (2016)

Adjusted Score: 78.625%
Critics Consensus: Sing delivers colorfully animated, cheerfully undemanding entertainment with a solid voice cast and a warm-hearted -- albeit familiar -- storyline that lives up to its title.
Synopsis: A koala impresario stages a grand singing competition for the world's animals in order to save his elegant theater in... [More]


Bleed For This (2016)

Adjusted Score: 73.93%
Critics Consensus: Bleed for This rises on the strength of Miles Teller's starring performance to deliver a solid fact-based boxing drama that takes a few genre clichés on the chin but keeps on coming.
Synopsis: BLEED FOR THIS is the incredible true story of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history.... [More]
Directed By: Ben Younger

Adjusted Score: 85.2%
Critics Consensus: Well-acted and lovely to look at, Nocturnal Animals further underscores writer-director Tom Ford's distinctive visual and narrative skill.
Synopsis: Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival. From writer/director Tom Ford comes a haunting... [More]
Directed By: Tom Ford (VIII)

Adjusted Score: 86.894%
Critics Consensus: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them draws on Harry Potter's rich mythology to deliver a spinoff that dazzles with franchise-building magic all its own.
Synopsis: This spin-off of the Harry Potter franchise jumps back in time to explore the wizarding world of 1926 New York,... [More]
Directed By: David Yates (II)


Trolls (2016)

Adjusted Score: 81.778%
Critics Consensus: Trolls brings its instantly recognizable characters to the big screen in a colorful adventure that, while geared toward the younger set, isn't without rewards for parents.
Synopsis: DreamWorks Animation's TROLLS is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars Anna... [More]
Directed By: Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn

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