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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of October 21, 2016

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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of October 21, 2016

Ouija: Origin of Evil Poster

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Review by Odie Henderson

By the time it gets to the Polish-speaking ghosts and the ghoulish Nazi doctor, you're so invested in the characters that you're willing to buy whatever this carnival barker is selling.

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Review by Matt Zoller Seitz

It's a pity that Jack Reacher: Never Go Back fails to support Cruise and his costars, all of whom are acting as if their lives depended on it.

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The Handmaiden

Review by Matt Zoller Seitz

A dazzling story of love, obsession, con artistry and revenge, directed by a modern master.

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Moonlight

Review by Brian Tallerico

One of the essential American films of 2016.

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American Pastoral

Review by Glenn Kenny

It's a movie that finds its makers way over their heads: historically, politically, and aesthetically.

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The Whole Truth

Review by Brian Tallerico

It's so forgettable that you'll have trouble remembering if you saw it or not when you scroll past it on cable in a few months.

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Boo! A Madea Halloween

Review by Odie Henderson

At 103 minutes, this film has way too much dead weight. Scenes are repeated over and over, and some of the acting would not cut it in a school play.

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In a Valley of Violence

Review by Sheila O'Malley

The final half-hour is violent and gory, and the body count throughout is impressive, but West and his actors manage to find just the right tone.

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Keeping Up with the Joneses Poster

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Review by Peter Sobczynski

It comes up decidedly short, and if any of your own neighbors suggest otherwise, you might want to begin looking upon them with what will be perfectly founded suspicion.

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Fire at Sea

Review by Glenn Kenny

Rosi's film is thoughtful and well-constructed.

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31

Review by Simon Abrams

Zombie may not be working outside of his comfort zone, but 31 is one of his most impressive films to date

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Michael Moore in TrumpLand

Review by Godfrey Cheshire

Though a skillfully managed bit of comedic agitprop that's sure to please anyone who shares its political viewpoint, the hastily made standup concert film also doesn't come close to equaling truly brilliant Moore political films.

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A Stray

Review by Omer M. Mozaffar

Syeed's pious film is refreshing, showing us a corner of America that we never see.

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We Are X

Review by Glenn Kenny

While the movie will not necessarily make you rush out to fill the gaps in your X discography, there is something inspiring about their belief in music.

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Creepy

Review by Brian Tallerico

One can sense the hand of a genre master on every frame of Creepy.

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Before the Flood Poster

Before the Flood

Review by Nick Allen

Before the Flood is another global warming warning sign, more honorable in its intentions than in having a distinct voice to ultimately make a difference.

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Max Steel

Review by Christy Lemire

A movie based on a toy should be a whole lot more fun than this.

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Priceless

Review by Susan Wloszczyna

What should be a lean and taut thriller based on true stories is about as exciting as watching wet socks bounce around in the dryer.

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Kevin Hart: What Now?

Review by Odie Henderson

Kevin Hart at the top of his game.

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