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Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of February 27, 2015

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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of February 27, 2015

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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Focus

Review by Christy Lemire

Like Ficarra and Requa's 2011 comedy Crazy Stupid Love, Focus begins promisingly and bops along enjoyably for a while, only to run out of steam in the third act.

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Farewell to Hollywood

Review by Godfrey Cheshire

Much about Farewell to Hollywood ends up being more opaque than it should be, including Corra himself.

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Maps to the Stars

Review by Matt Zoller Seitz

David Cronenberg's film of Bruce Wagner's Hollywood satire-nightmare turns ludicrous situations into operatic tragedy.

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The Lazarus Effect

Review by Peter Sobczynski

The Lazarus Effect is such a limp excuse for a horror movie that it cannot even get a rise out of a couple of kids out past their bedtime on a school night.

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The Hunting Ground

Review by Brian Tallerico

The Hunting Ground could have been a series of disturbing statistics and personal stories, but the directors know that it is the survivors who are trying to enact change who will inspire viewers to support the action needed to make…

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'71

Review by Odie Henderson

Led by a fine performance by Jack O'Connell, '71 balances edge-of-your-seat thrills with surprisingly balanced scenes of drama. Evokes the work of Paul Greengrass and Jim Sheridan.

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The Salvation

Review by Glenn Kenny

A Danish revenge Western starring Mads Mikkelsen, huh? If

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Everly

Review by Susan Wloszczyna

Salma Hayek exhibits such fire-breathing ferocity, it is hard to know whether this excessively cruel exercise in ultra-violence is exploiting her or she is exploiting it.

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Bluebird

Review by Glenn Kenny

The cast members are all exceptional; while the movie's incredible roster of acting talent suggests an ensemble piece, the structure of the movie patiently presents a series of scenes between two or three characters.

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My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

Review by Brian Tallerico

This sweet, semi-informative doc never quite rises above "Home Movies" or "DVD Special Feature" status to really illuminate either process or artist.

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Out of the Dark

Review by Simon Abrams

Without compelling characters, worthwhile performances, or superficially arresting aesthetic pleasures, the only thing of interest in Out of the Dark is its thematic concern with suppressed third-world citizens.

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Futuro Beach

Review by Godfrey Cheshire

Its considerable satisfactions, though, come mainly from the way the story is told, which spells nothing out, and in fact is so reticent that the viewer is constantly drawn into the creation of meaning.

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The Widowmaker

Review by Sheila O'Malley

It does what good documentaries should do: it shines a very focused light on a very specific problem, a problem that affects millions of people and their families.

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