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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of June 13, 2014

Here are reviews of this week's newest movies from RogerEbert.com. For these and more, including blog posts on everything from sci-fi and low-brow comedy to forgotten masterpieces of cinema, please visit our site and join the conversation.

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How to Train Your Dragon 2

Review by Susan Wloszczyna

What truly sets this animated franchise apart from countless others is how it wears its heart openly and honestly atop its armor.

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22 Jump Street

Review by Matt Zoller Seitz

The sequel to "21 Jump Street" is post-entertainment entertainment. The joke's on everyone.

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The Signal

Review by Glenn Kenny

Eubank's talent is not at all in doubt, and science-fiction mavens who embrace this picture will rightly be excited for whatever he turns to next.

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The Rover

Review by Brian Tallerico

David Michôd's slice of post-apocalyptic life stands out in a crowded genre.

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Hellion

Review by Sheila O'Malley

"Hellion" is a well-observed and patiently told story, with one good scene after another, featuring amazing performances across the board, but particularly from newcomer Josh Wiggins.

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Manuscripts Don't Burn

Review by Godfrey Cheshire

The most daring and politically provocative film yet to emerge from Iran.

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Ivory Tower

Review by Brian Tallerico

"Ivory Tower" raises a number of fascinating questions and offers numerous insights on the current, deeply flawed state of the American system of higher education but suffers from a lack of focus or even a hint of what we do…

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Witching & Bitching

Review by Simon Abrams

If you are able to get on the film's wavelength, you'll find it equally bratty and bubbly.

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A Coffee in Berlin

Review by Sheila O'Malley

"A Coffee in Berlin" veers confidently from melancholy to absurdity and back, and then back again. It's amazing that it works, that it hangs together as beautifully as it does. The film is both silly and profound, a rare combination.

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I Am I

Review by Glenn Kenny

Jocelyn Towne stars, writes, and directs. She goes 2-for-3.

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Lullaby

Review by Christy Lemire

Garrett Hedlund slogs through what feels like the most eventful day in the history of cinema in the mawkish family drama "Lullaby."

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Policeman

Review by Godfrey Cheshire

"Policeman" suffers from a split between actually saying something about the tricky political and cultural issues it treats, and appearing to do so while shying away from that task's toughest challenges.

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