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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 91% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Strap into your theater seat: It's a wild ride.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
5/5 64% The Good Liar (2019) It's an entertaining, flashback-fueled finale, and the stars are having such a blast the fun is quite catching. I can't wait for them to do another movie together, and I'd watch this one again right now.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
3/5 42% Midway (2019) Still, history buffs will find much to like in this shamelessly corny, retro, relatively accurate, slam-bang war epic.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
5/5 97% Marriage Story (2019) A masterpiece.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3/5 71% The Etruscan Smile (Rory's Way) (2019) Shamelessly sentimental, predictable and ham-fistedly written, it's worth watching for Cox's bravura performance with some of the best grownup actors alive.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 74% Harriet (2019) This is a solid, entertaining film.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 63% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) The smartest whodunit in years, and thanks to genius cinematographer Dick Pope (The Illusionist), the prettiest.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) Martin Scorsese is the go-to guy for Mafia movies, but even he has never made anything like the immense, career-capstone epic The Irishman.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
59% Frankie (2019) It often is thrilling, thanks to the mystery and magnetism of the tiny, titanic actress it's built around and the stupefying beauty of its setting.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
91% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) The grimness is balanced by the sweet idiocy and funny banter of Jesse's pals Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) and Badger (Matt Jones).‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) The story is grossly predictable, the storytelling dull, and the dialogue dumb, even by action flick standards.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
5/5 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) A nostalgic summing up and a bold aesthetic breakthrough that brings the past to vibrant life.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
5/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) Downton Abbey: The Movie feels like a nice, warm chamomile bubble bath with a cup of fresh tea.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
3/5 88% Hustlers (2019) The plot is a foregone conclusion, but it's still fun to see the jerks get fleeced and Lopez strut her acting stuff.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
100% Alternate Endings: Six New Ways To Die In America (2019) As this moving and absorbing documentary shows, Americans are changing end-of-life traditions in all kinds of new ways.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
4/5 44% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Costner is a pro-dog activist and deeply in love with his own pooches, and he aces his first voiceover role.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
4/5 22% The Kitchen (2019) It's gritty, violent and slightly realistically inspired by the actual Westies gang whose husband-and-wife contract killers were in cahoots with the Mafia.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
4/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) It's far less gory than most horror flicks, and nobody's demise is very upsetting.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
3/5 40% Vita & Virginia (2019) The decorous chat, evocative period décor and killer costumes do scratch a Downton Abbey itch.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
3/5 83% Official Secrets (2019) Knightley's magnetism nearly redeems her underwritten character, and Ralph Fiennes is good as her crusading attorney.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
4/5 85% Friedkin Uncut (2019) The documentary's unskilled neophyte director Francesco Zippel is no Friedkin, but his subject makes this an important part of film history.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
4/5 86% Ms. Purple (2019) Its themes of family caregiving, vivid sense of place and resonant character study make you forgive most of its flaws.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
3/5 63% Edie (2019) Hancock's performance takes us to the heights. ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
4/5 94% Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) As the tightly edited documentary Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins dramatically demonstrates, Molly Ivins, arguably the funniest political writer of her time...fulfilled her ambition: "to live out loud." ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
4/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) It's a comic keeper.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
5/5 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) You're apt to be swept away by its kindhearted high spirits and tributes to all-American virtues - hard work, inclusiveness, big ambitions, hungry hearts, titanic choruses that make Phil Spector sound like a harpsichord plinker.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
3/5 59% Astronaut (2019) Mainly, Dreyfuss' acting genius is what makes this movie take off.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
4/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) This movie is total fun, the most over-the-top entry in the series.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) The ending will be controversial. But for this grownup who was 13 in 1969, it cast an irresistible spell.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
3/5 67% The Quiet One (2019) He's too murmurously quiet and utterly unforthcoming to make a great cinema subject, but his life of sex and rock 'n' roll (no drugs for him) is quite a trip, and you may find some surprises...‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 92% Echo In the Canyon (2019) Bob Dylan's son Jakob Dylan, 49, is the star performer in Andrew Slater's delightful movie...‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
5/5 79% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) This brilliant film will make you wish you were 20 on a Greek beach in 1968, living on $83 a month, reading by moonlight, devoting sunny days to swimming, lovemaking and art that knew no limits - not yet.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 93% Sword of Trust (2019) The shaggy-dog story about the sword's sale, which loses momentum toward the end, matters less than the incomparable, semi-improvised ensemble acting.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
3/5 21% Phil (2019) Mazur's gimmicky script isn't up to the level of the acting, which carries the picture despite the wobbly comedy-tragedy tightrope Mazur makes the talented cast walk. ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
4/5 96% Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) If you want to know about the life and mind of the woman who is arguably the greatest living American novelist, with an influential life that makes Faulkner's look dull, this is the movie for you.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
94% Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) America's favorite nonagenarian sex therapist, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, entertains and educates America in this delightful documentary.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
90% Always Be My Maybe (2019) Even better than Crazy Rich Asians (and more highly rated by audiences as well as critics), this delightful Asian American rom-com is more like real life...‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
4/5 32% Shaft (2019) Shaft 2019 is silly entertainment, light and savory as cineplex popcorn.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
3/5 30% Red Joan (2019) It plays like a pale imitation of The Imitation Game. Still, it's a handsome period piece, and Dench knocks her part out of the park.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
5/5 97% Booksmart (2019) It's a comedy with smarts and heart...‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 54% Ma (2019) The kids are generic, but the grownups are interesting...‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
5/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) This one is big, loud, fast, fun and silly - though it has more narrative integrity than most blockbuster movies today.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
4/5 88% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) For a chatty, frothy, funny French sex comedy, Non-Fiction has an important issue on its mind...‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
5/5 99% Amazing Grace (2019) You've heard the late Aretha Franklin sing "I Say a Little Prayer," but you've never seen her command a churchful of praying people as she does in this remarkable concert film.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
4/5 90% Wild Nights with Emily (2019) Even though it sometimes plays like a lively episode of Drunk History, it's a poignant story, and highly intelligent.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/5 55% The Best of Enemies (2019) The friendship of Atwater and C.P. and what they accomplished sounds too pat to be real. But it plays as real, and if you want a film with a satisfyingly happy ending, this one is for you.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/5 47% Dumbo (2019) The CGI elephant aeronaut is cute.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
77% The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) Astounding as it is entertaining.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
3/5 76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) Despite some fictionalization, it's a vivid you-are-there experience.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
4/5 93% Us (2019) [Lupita Nyong'o]'s dual performance is so impressive, she powers us right through plot revelations that don't make total sense.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019