Awesome, you're subscribed!

Thanks for subscribing! Look out for your first newsletter in your inbox soon!

The best things in life are free.

Sign up for our email to enjoy your city without spending a thing (as well as some options when you’re feeling flush).

Déjà vu! We already have this email. Try another?

By entering your email address you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and consent to receive emails from Time Out about news, events, offers and partner promotions.

  • Things to Do
  • Food & Drink
  • Arts & Culture
  • Time Out Market
  • Coca-Cola Foodmarks
  • Los Angeles

Get us in your inbox

🙌 Awesome, you're subscribed!

Discover the best movies to watch, new movie reviews and film trailers, plus the latest film releases worldwide

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga review

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga review

George Miller delivers the full-throttle, no-prisoners-taken prequel we’ve all been waiting for

The 100 best movies of all time

The 100 best movies of all time

Silent classics, noirs, space operas and everything in between

Review: Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Review: Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

No Andy Serkis, no problem for Wes Ball’s thoughtful ape adventure

Review: Challengers

Review: Challengers

Zendaya is electrifying in a tennis flick that mixes volleys and viciousness

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’s true story: how historically accurate is Guy Ritchie’s flick?

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’s true story: how historically accurate is Guy Ritchie’s flick?

The movie’s military advisor sorts the facts from the fiction on the World War II caper

Great films to watch

The 100 best movies of all time

Silent classics, noirs, space operas and everything in between: Somehow we managed to rank the best movies of all time

The 100 best comedy movies

The 100 best comedy movies

Giggle along with our list of the cinema’s funniest movies like Borat and Mean Girls

The best sci-fi movies of all time, ranked

The best sci-fi movies of all time, ranked

From human clones to alien invasions: we asked scientists, filmmakers and writers to select the best sci-fi films in cinema history

The best action movies of all time

The best action movies of all time

From Aliens to Zatoichi: the greatest car-racing, punch-throwing, walking-away-from-explosions thrill rides in cinema

The latest movie news

‘Bridgerton’ soundtrack: an episode-by-episode playlist for the hit Netflix show

‘Bridgerton’ soundtrack: an episode-by-episode playlist for the hit Netflix show

Taylor Swift returns to the Bridgerton soundtrack

Where is ‘Bridgerton’ season 3 filmed? Inside the filming locations you can actually visit

Where is ‘Bridgerton’ season 3 filmed? Inside the filming locations you can actually visit

All the Regency wonders of the Netflix romp – and where to find them

Where was ‘Mother of the Bride’ filmed? The sun-kissed filming locations behind the Netflix romcom

Where was ‘Mother of the Bride’ filmed? The sun-kissed filming locations behind the Netflix romcom

The team behind ‘Mean Girls’ take wedding hijinks to idyllic Thailand

‘Bridgerton’: 5 things you need to know ahead of watching season 3

‘Bridgerton’: 5 things you need to know ahead of watching season 3

Get back up to speed on all the Regency shenanigans

The best new series and films to look out for

‘Baby Reindeer’: the true story behind Netflix’s chilling new drama

‘Baby Reindeer’: the true story behind Netflix’s chilling new drama

Richard Gadd’s recreation of his stalking ordeal is astonishing telly

Where was ‘Blue Lights’ filmed? Inside the filming locations for season 2 of BBC’s police thriller

Where was ‘Blue Lights’ filmed? Inside the filming locations for season 2 of BBC’s police thriller

The co-creator of the smash-hit cop show on capturing Belfast’s dark side

Why ‘I Could Never Go Vegan’ wants to change the way we all eat

Why ‘I Could Never Go Vegan’ wants to change the way we all eat

5 life-changing revelations from the hard-hitting new doc

Bridgerton season 3: everything we know so far

Bridgerton season 3: everything we know so far

It’s Penelope Featherington’s world, we just live in it

The latest movie reviews

Kinds of Kindness

Kinds of Kindness

Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone reunite for spiky, darkly funny anti-crowdpleaser

Oh, Canada

Richard Gere stars in Paul Schrader’s reflection on draft dodging, filmmaking and mortality

On Becoming a Guinea Fowl

On Becoming a Guinea Fowl

The director of ‘I Am Not A Witch’ delivers a riveting story of sisterhood and buried trauma in Zambia

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

George Miller delivers the full-throttle, no-prisoners-taken prequel we’ve all been waiting for

Bird

Andrea Arnold distills lairy joys and teary emotion from family life on the fringes

Latest movie features

The best movies of 2024 (so far)

The best movies of 2024 (so far)

From ‘The Zone of Interest’ to ‘La Chimera’, the very best reasons to head to the cinema this year

The best horror movies and shows of 2024 (so far) for a truly scary watch

The best horror movies and shows of 2024 (so far) for a truly scary watch

The big-screen chillers that have scared us senseless this year

The 25 best martial-arts movies of all time

The 25 best martial-arts movies of all time

We'll assume you know about Bruce Lee: some of the best martial-arts movies came both before and after his heyday

The 10 best boxing movies of all time

The 10 best boxing movies of all time

Hit the heavy bag and perfect your rope-a-dope with our ranked list of the best boxing movies of all time

The best TV shows of 2024 (so far) you need to stream

The best TV shows of 2024 (so far) you need to stream

From ‘One Day’ to ‘Baby Reindeer’: the most bingeable shows of the year

The 25 best movies on HBO and Max right now

The 25 best movies on HBO and Max right now

From buzzy indie breakouts to old classics to 'Barbie', these are the must-watch films on Max right now.

The best Los Angeles movies of all time

The best Los Angeles movies of all time

These 57 Los Angeles movies – shady noirs, sunny comedies and even a sci-fi nightmare or two – truly get the...

The best feminist movies you need to watch

The best feminist movies you need to watch

We salute the women – onscreen and off – of Hollywood’s most rousing triumphs and classics from around the world

The 100 best TV shows of all time you have to watch

The 100 best TV shows of all time you have to watch

Crime thrillers, sitcoms, sci-fis and period epics: the finest scripted TV ever made, as selected by Time Out...

The 30 best movies on Netflix UK right now

The 30 best movies on Netflix UK right now

Ghost stories, crime epics and everything in between are waiting for you to stream

  • Press office
  • Investor relations
  • Work for Time Out
  • Editorial guidelines
  • Privacy notice
  • Do not sell my information
  • Cookie policy
  • Accessibility statement
  • Terms of use
  • Modern slavery statement
  • Manage cookies
  • Advertising

Time Out Worldwide

  • All Time Out Locations
  • North America
  • South America
  • South Pacific

Supported by

Movie Reviews

Our film critics on blockbusters, independents and everything in between., latest articles, results sorted by select sort order newest oldest, the strangers: chapter 1.

  • Directed by Renny Harlin

A reboot of the 2008 home invasion film “The Strangers” brings back masked assailants and brutal violence but leaves originality behind.

By Erik Piepenburg

movie reviews trailers

  • Documentary
  • Directed by Richard Shepard

The director Richard Shepard details his lifelong obsession with movies in this enthusiastic video essay.

By Calum Marsh

movie reviews trailers

  • NYT Critic’s Pick
  • Directed by Hong Sang-soo

The Korean director Hong Sang-soo winds together the slenderest strands of two intersecting stories to make a tender film about simple pleasures.

By Brandon Yu

movie reviews trailers

  • Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
  • Directed by John Krasinski

The film is a slim story about a girl named Bea (Cailey Fleming) who helps a crank named Cal (Ryan Reynolds) play matchmaker. Oh, and Bradley Cooper is a glass of ice water.

By Amy Nicholson

movie reviews trailers

  • Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
  • Directed by Bertrand Bonello

Bertrand Bonello’s latest horror film, dedicated to his teenage daughter, pushes the boundaries of the conventional pandemic movie.

By Beatrice Loayza

movie reviews trailers

Back to Black

  • Biography, Drama, Music
  • Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson

The facts get softened and shuffled for an Amy Winehouse biopic that leaves her perspective at the edges.

By Alissa Wilkinson

movie reviews trailers

  • Directed by Pamela Adlon

Ilana Glazer and Michelle Buteau star in Pamela Adlon’s pregnancy comedy, but it never quite lands.

movie reviews trailers

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

  • Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Directed by George Miller

The fifth installment of George Miller’s series delivers an origin story of Furiosa, the hard-bitten driver played here by Anya Taylor-Joy.

By Manohla Dargis

movie reviews trailers

  • Comedy, Mystery
  • Directed by Chris Pine

Chris Pine’s shaggy debut feature has a charismatic cast that rambles along with him on a Los Angeles detective adventure.

By Nicolas Rapold

movie reviews trailers

Mother of the Bride

  • Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Directed by Mark Waters

Brooke Shields plays a single mother who comes face to face with her college ex-boyfriend at her daughter’s destination wedding in this tired romantic comedy.

By Natalia Winkelman

movie reviews trailers

  • Directed by Frank Berry

The “Black Panther” star Letitia Wright shows understated vulnerability in this immigrant drama by Frank Berry. Josh O’Connor (“Challengers”) also stars.

By Lisa Kennedy

movie reviews trailers

  • Directed by Pierre Creton

Sex, death and domination fuel this beautifully enigmatic pastoral drama from France, which presents the gay coming-of-age of an apprentice gardener.

movie reviews trailers

Aggro Dr1ft

  • Action, Crime, Drama
  • Directed by Harmony Korine

Harmony Korine (“Spring Breakers”) parties too hard in this fusion of feature filmmaking and video game.

By Ben Kenigsberg

movie reviews trailers

Gasoline Rainbow

  • Directed by Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross

This semi-fictional tale of a road trip for weirdos is full of joy.

movie reviews trailers

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

  • Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
  • Directed by Wes Ball

The latest installment in an excellent series finds mythology turning into power.

movie reviews trailers

  • Biography, Comedy, History
  • Directed by Jerry Seinfeld

Starring Jerry Seinfeld in his feature directing debut, “Unfrosted: The Pop-Tarts Story” is the only corporate saga whose main ingredient is high-fructose sarcasm.

movie reviews trailers

Evil Does Not Exist

Ryusuke Hamaguchi follows up his sublime drama “Drive My Car” with a parable about a rural Japanese village and the resort developer eyeing its land.

movie reviews trailers

  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed by Marija Kavtaradze

The second feature by the Lithuanian filmmaker Marija Kavtaradze asks what a relationship looks like when you factor out the sex.

movie reviews trailers

Jeanne du Barry

  • Biography, Drama, History
  • Directed by Maïwenn

Maïwenn wrote, directed and stars in the film, playing opposite Johnny Depp, who is Louis XV. Though he declares he loves her, their chemistry is weak.

By Glenn Kenny

movie reviews trailers

Catching Fire: The Story of Anita Pallenberg

  • Directed by Alexis Bloom, Svetlana Zill

Subtitled “The Story of Anita Pallenberg,” this documentary gives the life of the actress and model a thorough downer of a treatment.

movie reviews trailers

  • Biography, Drama
  • Directed by Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke teams up with his daughter, Maya Hawke, for an unconventional and somewhat muddled portrait of a singular author.

movie reviews trailers

The Fall Guy

  • Action, Comedy, Drama
  • Directed by David Leitch

The actor charms as a swaggering stunt man, alongside an underused Emily Blunt, in the latest skull-rattling action movie from David Leitch.

movie reviews trailers

I Saw the TV Glow

  • Drama, Horror
  • Directed by Jane Schoenbrun

An outstanding not-quite-horror film about being a fan just before the internet took over.

movie reviews trailers

Turtles All the Way Down

  • Directed by Hannah Marks

Hannah Marks’s adaptation of John Green’s blockbuster young-adult novel builds a dynamic depiction of a teenager with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

movie reviews trailers

The Idea of You

  • Directed by Michael Showalter

Anne Hathaway headlines a movie that’s got a lot to say about the perils of fame.

movie reviews trailers

Challengers

  • Drama, Romance, Sport
  • Directed by Luca Guadagnino

Zendaya, Josh O’Connor and Mike Faist play friends, lovers and foes on and off the tennis court in Luca Guadagnino’s latest.

movie reviews trailers

Nowhere Special

  • Directed by Uberto Pasolini

This understated tear-jerker sees a dying single father making future family plans for his toddler son.

movie reviews trailers

  • Directed by Sébastien Vanicek

An apartment building in Paris is overrun by murderous arachnids and unsubtle allegory in this fleet and efficient debut feature.

By Jeannette Catsoulis

movie reviews trailers

Unsung Hero

  • Drama, Family
  • Directed by Richard L. Ramsey, Joel Smallbone

In fact, there’s a lot of singing in the clan whose members inspired this movie and who have racked up five Grammy Awards for their Christian recordings.

movie reviews trailers

Terrestrial Verses

  • Directed by Ali Asgari, Alireza Khatami

Ordinary Iranians face a maze of byzantine rules and small indignities in this series of gripping vignettes.

movie reviews trailers

Movie Reviews

'madame web' review: dakota johnson gets trapped in her own 'morbius'.

Sony's 'Madame Web' is an utterly tedious slog of a movie drained of fun visuals and, most pressingly, any sense of tangible humanity.

'Bird' Review: Barry Keoghan Is a Charismatic Frog Daddy | Cannes 2024

Come for the young lad and his slime-secreting toad, stay for the magical realism.

'Challengers' Review: Zendaya Is at Her Best in This Ridiculously Horny Delight

Luca Guadagnino's latest film is a compelling love triangle story set in the world of tennis, led by a great Zendaya, Mike Faist, and Josh O'Connor.

'Babes' Review: Ilana Glazer and Michelle Buteau's Pregnancy Comedy Delivers

Hey, I'm having a baby here!

'Back to Black' Review: Appalling Amy Winehouse Biopic Has Its Own Sinister Agenda

Compared to this, Taylor-Johnson's 'Fifty Shades of Grey' may as well be 'Citizen Kane.'

'Gasoline Rainbow' Review: The Ross Brothers Craft a Euphoric Road Trip Movie

'Gasoline Rainbow' hits on the mundanity of youth in a way that feels more honest than most high school hangout films.

'Kinds of Kindness' Review: Jesse Plemons and Emma Stone Are a Dark Joy | Cannes 2024

Will the real Yorgos Lanthimos please stand up?

'Megalopolis' Review: Francis Ford Coppola’s Sci-Fi Is a Big, Bonkers Swing | Cannes 2024

It's finally here, but the result is not what you'd hope for.

'The Strangers: Chapter 1' Review: A Horrifying Retread With More to Come

Nothing new to see here, folks.

'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga' Review: Anya Taylor-Joy Can’t Make This 'Fury Road'

We shouldn't be comparing it to 'Fury Road,' but we can't help it either.

'IF' Review: John Krasinski Imagines an Earnest Comedy With a Huge Heart

Starring Ryan Reynolds, Steve Carell, and Cailey Fleming, 'IF' wears its heart on its sleeve in this surprisingly touching film.

'The Second Act' Review: Paul Thomas Anderson Would Never | Cannes 2024

The cast are great and the ideas all there, though this attempt at a satire never comes together.

'Sting' Review: A Creepy Spider Horror Movie That Gets Caught in Its Own Web

Hey, at least it's still a better spider movie than Madame Web.

'The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes' Review: This Franchise Might Have a New Victor

Starring Tom Blyth and Rachel Zegler, 'The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes' captures what made The Hunger Games so compelling.

'Sasquatch Sunset' Review: Jesse Eisenberg Is Bigfoot. What More Do You Need to Know?

Jesse Eisenberg and Riley Keough play sasquatches in the earnest and extremely strange new film from David and Nathan Zellner.

'Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire' Review: A Brawny, Brainless Monster Mash

Adam Wingard turns the MonsterVerse right into pure monster-smashing action, for better and for worse.

'The Iron Claw' Review: Zac Efron Delivers a Knockout Performance

Writer-director Sean Durkin has created a truly haunting film.

'Eileen' Review: Anne Hathaway & Thomasin McKenzie Star in Romance-Mystery That Defies Expectations

William Oldroyd's first film since 2016's 'Lady Macbeth' is an intriguing story that never quite goes where you expect.

'Lazareth' Review: Ashley Judd Grounds Small-Scale Apocalyptic Thriller

There just isn't much meat on the bone in this overly familiar and unmemorable movie.

'The Book of Clarence' Review: LaKeith Stanfield Shines in Wildly Entertaining Epic

Jeymes Samuel follows up his beloved 'The Harder They Fall' with a comedic take on the story of Jesus Christ.

Exclusive Angry Birds Mystery Island Clip Teases Encounter With Hippie Fly Trap

Jake Gyllenhaal hosted Saturday Night Live season 49 finale

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace's Podracing Scene Is Key To Understanding George Lucas

Jake Gyllenhaal on Saturday Night Live

Jake Gyllenhaal's Scooby-Doo Story Takes A Dark Turn On Saturday Night Live

Deepwater Horizon, Kurt Russell

Deepwater Horizon Exposed Kurt Russell To Tragedies He Never Knew About

The Simpsons Moe

Moe's Voice Actor Initially Didn't Want To Record A Certain Simpsons Prank Call Joke

Star Wars Rebels, Melch

Melch's Name In Star Wars Rebels Was One Big Behind-The-Scenes Prank

Star Trek: The Next Generation The Chase

Star Trek: TNG's The Chase Was Already A Struggle – Then Its Budget Was Stolen By DS9

Moon Knight TV show Ethan Hawke

Moon Knight's Disturbing Opening Scene Came From The Mind Of Ethan Hawke

John Cusack 1408

The Stephen King Movie Stephen King Thinks Should've Gotten A Best Actor Oscar Nomination

Tombstone

Kurt Russell Hijacked A Horse For A Joyride On The Set Of Tombstone

Schindler's List

Jurassic Park Overlapped With Schindler's List In A Brutal Way For Steven Spielberg

Rushmore

Jake Gyllenhaal's Best Role Was Given To Jason Schwartzman First

Dune: Part Two baby sandworm prep

Dune 2's Baby Sandworms Were Surprisingly Created With Practical Effects

True Grit, Jef Bridges

Jeff Bridges Dangerously One-Upped John Wayne In One Of True Grit's Best Scenes

The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack

You Can Thank Flapjack For Cartoons Like Adventure Time, Gravity Falls & More

Forrest Gump

Tom Hanks Saved Forrest Gump By Personally Funding An All-Time Classic Scene

Phantom Menace Jar Jar Binks

George Lucas Ignored Warnings About Star Wars Prequels Destroying The Franchise

Ethan Hawke First Reformed

Ethan Hawke Had To 'Hypnotize' Himself For His Best Role

Bryan Cranston on Breaking Bad

One Of Breaking Bad's Most Heart-Wrenching Scenes Was Improvised By A Baby

Star Wars 1977 Luke

The Origin Story Of Star Wars' Rebel And Empire Symbols

Superman screaming in Man of Steel

The Worst Things Superman Has Ever Done: Leaving Pregnant Lois Lane, Getting Racist & More

Jack Nicholson in The Cry Baby Killer

The Only Major Actors Still Alive From The Cry Baby Killer

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

There Are Two Perfect Alfred Hitchcock Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes

The Twilight Zone, Martin

Rod Serling Had Some Regrets About The Twilight Zone's Most Nostalgic Episode

Maya Erskine on Obi-Wan Kenobi

Maya Erskine's Brother Jokingly Threatened To 'Disown' Her Over Obi-Wan Kenobi

Godzilla 1954

How The Indonesian Government Unintentionally Gave Birth To Godzilla

Police Story 2

The Correct Order To Watch Jackie Chan's Police Story Franchise

The Addams Family 1991 cauldron

The Addams Family Director Stole Exact Images From The Original Comic

Always Sunny, Frank

One Of Danny DeVito's Fondest Always Sunny Moments Involved Falling Out A Window

Ms. Marvel

Why Iman Vellani Thought The Ms. Marvel Auditions Were A Hoax

Emma Stone Already Has Another Movie with Yorgos Lanthimos in the Works

Chris pratt says his son makes fun of him for playing the 'weakest avenger', the circle’s season 6 runner-up kyle fuller shares his strategies and thoughts on the twist finale, the latest must-watch tv, the big cigar review: an astonishing true story told with stylistic flair, bridgerton season 3 review: the show is hotter than ever, dearest reader, dark matter review: existential sci-fi drama succeeds with romance and thrills, chivalry review: steve coogan & sarah solemani charm in a wickedly smart comedy, hacks season 3 review: polished to perfection and loaded with laughs, deadpool & wolverine welcomes female variants to the mcu in a cool fan art.

X-23 and Lady Deadpool dazzle in new fan art, hinting at their appearance in Deadpool & Wolverine.

13 Highly Underrated ‘90s Box Office Flops

Though they failed to break even at the box office, these films from the 1990s are extremely underrated and deserve some reappraisal.

Coma Review: COVID Cinema at Its Most Nightmarish and Most Hopeful

Bertrand Bonello channels the COVID-19 lockdowns in Coma, which follows a teenage girl's feelings of inner turmoil.

The Ending of Eileen, Explained

Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie gave stunning performances in Eileen, but this psychological thriller's ending is more twisted than you think.

Every DC Movie in Development, Explained

Here is a breakdown of every DC Comics movie in development at Warner Bros., from the interconnected DCU to Elseworlds films.

Bridgerton Season 3 Shatters Series Record on Rotten Tomatoes

Bridgerton Season 3 enchants with a record-breaking Rotten Tomatoes score.

The Best British Dark Comedy Movies Ever Made

From social satire to self-aware serial killer thrillers, here are the greatest ever dark comedy movies to come out of the British Isles.

Robert Rodriguez Proudly Recalls 14-Year-Old Glen Powell’s Ambitions: ‘I'm Going All the Way'

Glen Powell's career spans over 20 years, and Robert Rodriguez recounts the actor's confidence and talent when he cast him in Spy Kids 3D.

How Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum Found Its Perfect Director

Peter Jackson has directed every live-action Lord of the Rings film to date, but Andy Serkis is a worthy successor with The Hunt for Gollum.

Breaking Bad: Walter White Gets Transformed into Vibrant Anime-Style Art

Breaking Bad's Walter White and others receive stunning anime transformation.

Is The Equalizer Franchise Based on a True Story?

Discover whether The Equalizer is based on a true story and where the franchise is headed next.

An Emotional Kevin Costner Apologizes to Cannes Audience After Horizon Premiere's Epic Standing Ovation

Kevin Costner was close to tears as he addressed the Cannes audience after a standing ovation almost as epic as his Horzion movie.

40 Years Ago, BBC Terrified Millions with a Disturbing & Realistic Nuclear Masterpiece

Against all odds, Threads makes Oppenheimer look like a walk in the park.

King of the Hill Star Reveals How Freaky It Is Writing Reboot with 21-Year-Old Bobby for Creators

Pamela Adlon dishes about King of the Hill revival and how freaky it is for creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels to create grown-up Bobby.

10 Unconventional '90s Sci-Fi Movies Worth Revisiting

These movies eschewed traditional cliches, broke new ground, and challenged the notion that sci-fi movies had to adhere to established formulas.

The Mark Twain Prize Lost All Credibility When Netflix Bought It

Netflix acquired the prize this year and bestowed it on Kevin Hart, leading some to question if he lives up to the icons who've earned it in the past.

Best Western Horror Movies, Ranked

Merging the Western genre with horror movies is rare, but when attempted, the results are often unique. These are some of the best.

10 James Bond Movie Characters Based on Real People

Behind their colorful personalities and convoluted plans for world domination lies a real person who influenced many James Bond characters.

How Wolverine Found Out His Claws Were Actually Bone

Wolverine didn't always know that his claws were bones wrapped in adamantium. But when he found out, it was one hell of a ride.

Does Quentin Tarantino’s Canceled Movie Mean He Could Finally Try Horror?

It's still early, but given that Tarantino's latest project has been canceled, maybe it's time to bring back the idea of making a horror movie.

Screen Rant

11 reasons why i think revenge of the sith is the best star wars movie, bridgerton season 3's daphne replacement is a much better character than she ever was, how new mcu rules affected x-men '97 & other series explained by marvel studios executive, dc's 4th lowest ever movie box office hero is officially set to return in 2026, gxk quietly confirms there's a titan in the monsterverse that makes even godzilla look small, popular news, star trek: discovery season 5 updates tng’s riker maneuver, a trusted teen titan stole a devastatingly strong anti-kryptonian weapon - & it saved the world, johnny depp's potential return in pirates of the caribbean reboot addressed by producer, exclusive stories, 10 ways star wars has improved rogue one over the last 8 years, my hero academia: 15 best all-might quotes, the 8 movies that defined jim carrey's career, my hero academia's deku has inspired anime's hottest new hero, a nice indian boy team talks real-life rom-coms, jonathan groff, and deadpool & wolverine [sxsw], max's dune tv show must set up a dune 3 story denis villeneuve's movies cut.

In order to successfully pull off Dune 3, the team behind Dune: Prophecy must include a plot thread that Denis Villeneuve's movies shouldn't have cut.

1 The Magicians Theory Completely Changes Every Single Fillory Scene

The characters in The Magicians change quite a bit after going to Fillory, and one theory will change how viewers see the scenes set there.

10 Biggest Movies Missing From Rotten Tomatoes' Best Films Of All-Time

Rotten Tomatoes may be great at collecting reviews and compiling them to make one score, but it lacks the nuance to include some all-time greats.

8 Keanu Reeves Movies That Prepared Him For His John Wick Role

Keanu Reeves is one of the best action stars in cinema, and his career provided experience and direction that led him to his role as John Wick.

All 5 Court Of Thorns & Roses Books, Ranked From Worst To Best

All of Sarah J. Maas’ Court of Thorns & Roses books feature entertaining narratives, but which installment is the strongest of the fantasy series?

Donnie Yen's New Movies Confirm Jackie Chan's Action Hero Replacement

From the new John Wick spinoff to The Prosecutor, multiple Donnie Yen projects have been confirmed for 2024, making him a top-tier action star.

The 10 Biggest Plot Twists In Christopher Nolan’s Movies, Ranked

Christopher Nolan is an outstanding director whose talent for creating twists is seen in many of his films, but only one can be crowned the best.

Will Ferrell’s New Netflix Show Oddly Creates A Fun Battle With One Of Adam Sandler’s Best Characters

Netflix's recent announcement of an upcoming comedy created by and starring Will Ferrell pits the comedian against an iconic Adam Sandler character.

2026's Lord Of The Rings Movie Can Fix Amazon's Biggest Gandalf Injustice

Warner Bros. is working on a new Lord of the Rings movie for 2026, and the project can fix the biggest Gandalf injustice from The Rings of Power.

7 Star Wars Weapons That Can Beat A Lightsaber

A lightsaber has a powerful blade that can cut through almost anything, but many other Star Wars weapons could challenge a Jedi or Sith.

Kenneth Branagh's New Movie Is The Perfect Follow-Up To His $600 Million Poirot Trilogy

Although the Hercule Poirot trilogy has garnered upwards of $600 million, Kenneth Branagh is turning to a new movie in A Haunting in Venice's wake.

Happy Gilmore 2 Can Finally Pay 1 Original Character Justice After 28-Year-Old Deleted Scene Reveal

A deleted scene revealed that Happy Gilmore did not reveal a crucial detail about a character, but Happy Gilmore can finally pay justice to the him.

10 Problems Wednesday Season 2 Must Overcome To Match Netflix's Huge Season 1 Success

The second season of a series is more important than the first, and Wednesday season 2 must overcome a lot to prove its success wasn't just a fluke.

New Doctor Who Companion Was Surprised About Season 15 Return After Episode Debut

After appearing in Doctor Who season 14 in a guest role, Varada Sethu was shocked when she was invited back for season 15 - as a companion.

Kim Ji-won’s Best K-Drama Character Before Queen Of Tears Is Hilariously Different From Hae-in

Kim Ji-won’s best K-drama before Queen of Tears saw her playing a very different character from Hae-in in a hilarious story about love and dreams.

Vin Diesel's $267 Million Franchise Return Is Coming At The Perfect Time

Following Vin Diesel's anticipated exit from the Fast & Furious franchise, the celebrated leading man might have already found his next major role.

Matrix 5 Is The Best Chance To Pay Off Michael B. Jordan's Casting 7 Years Later

7 years after Michael B. Jordan almost landed a part in the Matrix franchise, Matrix 5 can finally pay off his missed casting in the best possible way

Upcoming Terminator Animated Show Is Delivering Exactly What The Franchise Has Been Missing For 15 Years

Netflix’s upcoming Terminator show is the franchise’s most exciting project in years and delivers something the saga has been missing since 2009.

Netflix's Best Fantasy Anime Introduces a Genius Twist on the Cat Girl Trope

Manga fans have long awaited the last member of the Touden party, who brings a new layer of interaction and a send-up of the cliches of the archetype.

6 FBI Universe Characters That Deserved Better Exits

The FBI universe has a bad track record of writing beloved characters out without satisfying final arcs, including Jess LaCroix and Jamie Kellett.

an image, when javascript is unavailable

The Definitive Voice of Entertainment News

Subscribe for full access to The Hollywood Reporter

site categories

Ariana grande and cynthia erivo soar in full ‘wicked’ trailer.

Universal releases Jon M. Chu's adaptation of the Tony-winning musical in theaters this November.

By Ryan Gajewski

Ryan Gajewski

Senior Entertainment Reporter

  • Share this article on Facebook
  • Share this article on Twitter
  • Share this article on Flipboard
  • Share this article on Email
  • Show additional share options
  • Share this article on Linkedin
  • Share this article on Pinit
  • Share this article on Reddit
  • Share this article on Tumblr
  • Share this article on Whatsapp
  • Share this article on Print
  • Share this article on Comment

Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande in 'Wicked'

Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo are ready to defy expectations in the new trailer for the movie adaptation of Wicked .

On Wednesday, Universal Pictures released the first full promo for the initial installment of the two-part film version. Jon M. Chu ‘s film, which stars Grande as Glinda and Erivo as Elphaba, hits theaters Nov. 27.

Related Stories

Bowen yang says it was "mentally fraying" trying to balance 'wicked' filming and 'snl', reese witherspoon, will ferrell battle over wedding venue in 'you're cordially invited' trailer.

The Wicked film follows green-skinned Elphaba and her interaction with Glinda prior to Dorothy’s arrival in the Land of Oz. In the initial trailer, Glinda tells Elphaba, “Don’t be afraid,” to which Elphaba responds, “I’m not afraid. It’s the Wizard who should be afraid of me.”

Marc Platt and David Stone produce the movie. Castmembers include Michelle Yeoh, Jonathan Bailey, Ethan Slater, Jeff Goldblum and Bowen Yang.

An extensive amount of Wicked footage was shared to attendees last month at CinemaCon, where Chu and Grande were both moved to tears during the presentation.

“We dreamed very, very, very big for  Wicked ,” the director told the crowd at the event in Las Vegas. “A magical land of sights and sounds that will astonish, and performances that will lift your spirits and occasionally break your heart.”

THR Newsletters

Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day

More from The Hollywood Reporter

‘the garfield movie’ review: chris pratt voices the tubby tabby in a toon that fails both kids and their parents, justin baldoni explains decision to age up characters in ‘it ends with us,’ credits blake lively for getting taylor swift song in trailer, cannes: body-horror flick ‘the substance’ wows fest, getting nine-minute standing ovation, ‘the substance’ review: an excellent demi moore helps sustain coralie fargeat’s stylish but redundant body horror, a24 acquires u.s. rights for ruben östlund’s ‘the entertainment system is down’, tearful kevin costner unveils western gamble ‘horizon’ at cannes: “sorry you had to clap so long”.

Quantcast

Moviefone logo

Movies Near You find it. watch it. Buy Tickets Now

Buy Tickets for 'Inside Out 2'

Movies In Theaters

IF Poster

Movies Coming Soon

The Garfield Movie Poster

Movies Streaming Now

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Poster

Trending TV Shows

Wednesday Poster

TV Shows Coming Soon

Joko Anwar's Nightmares and Daydreams Poster

Top TV Shows

Game of Thrones Poster

What to Watch on Netflix

Scoop Poster

What to Watch on Prime Video

Saltburn Poster

What to Watch on Disney+

Wish Poster

What to Watch on Max

The Zone of Interest Poster

Weekend Box Office

  • Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes | $26.0M
  • The Strangers: Chapter 1 | $12.0M
  • The Fall Guy | $8.5M
  • Challengers | $2.9

Movie Reviews

Back to Black poster

Follow Moviefone

Latest trailers.

'My Penguin Friend' Trailer

Movie Reviews

Tv/streaming, collections, great movies, chaz's journal, contributors.

movie reviews trailers

Now streaming on:

It’s surprising how little information about writer/director Jordan Peele ’s “Nope” has leaked since it was first announced. There have been a few trailers that show what may or may not be the film’s primary threat, and the marketing team has done a very good job with posters of its main cast members looking up at the sky and uttering the film’s title. All that thirst for capitalistic box office gain comes with a price, namely that it builds hype and an audience expectation that may not be met once the finished product is unveiled. This invariably leads to whiny complaints on Twitter and a plethora of think pieces I have no desire to read, even if I didn’t like the movie.  

I’ve always had begrudging respect for a filmmaker who refuses to cater to a viewer’s pre-ordained expectations, even if said viewer is yours truly. It’s why I attend David Lynch movies despite never being a fan of the director’s work. So, I’ve been replaying a throwaway line of dialogue in my head as a potential explanation for how “Nope” is constructed and executed. In response to a pitch for his services, cinematographer Antlers Holst ( Michael Wincott ) tells Emerald Haywood ( Keke Palmer ) that he “makes one movie for them, and one for me.” This is a callback to John Cassavetes ’ philosophy/excuse for appearing in trash—the pay allowed him to finance the movies he wanted to create. 

After the massively entertaining, Oscar-winning calling card of “ Get Out ,” Jordan Peele moved toward a hybrid of audience pleaser and filmmaker’s jones with “ Us .” That film was less blatant and required more work on the audience’s part, which made it fascinating for some and frustrating for others. It was also powered by a career-best performance by Lupita Nyong’o, whose dual role was unshakably strange and multilayered. There is no equivalent performance in “Nope” to anchor viewers, and it’s about three times as messy, but I got the feeling that Holst is Peele’s stand-in, that is, the director is revealing to us through a character that he made this film to amuse and please himself. If that is true, then Holst’s final scene says a lot about his creator; it’s a moment of self-sacrifice in lieu of the perfect camera shot. 

Prior to the pitch for work scene, Holst and Emerald met on the set of a commercial he was shooting. She arrived late to assist her horse-wrangler brother Otis Jr. ( Daniel Kaluuya ) with the animal hired for the ad. That shoot goes awry, but not before Peele drops some breadcrumbs that will lead viewers through the forest he’s built for us to get lost inside. He also includes a nice cameo from nighttime soap opera legend Donna Mills . Speaking of cameos, the opening scene of “Nope” features Keith David as Otis Sr., head of Haywood Hollywood Horses, the family business. The Haywood’s ancestors were the first Black stuntpeople and animal wranglers in Hollywood, going back to the earliest days of movie making. That seems like an extraneous detail, but nothing is truly extra in a Jordan Peele movie.

The rest of the cast features Steven Yuen as Jupe, a barker who runs an alien-based carnival of sorts out in the same middle of nowhere the Haywoods have their ranch, and Angel ( Brandon Perea ), a techie specializing in surveillance equipment he sells out of a Best Buy clone called Fry’s. Jupe is the survivor of a horrific freak accident on a television show that had the first use of a certain type of animal. Angel is hired to install fancy cameras on the Haywood ranch so that Otis and Emerald can be the first to capture “the Oprah shot” of a specific event I won’t reveal. All this focus on being the first to do something! Again, no detail is completely extra in a Jordan Peele movie.

With “Nope,” Peele continues to explore and repeat certain elements of his prior works. Like “Us,” there’s a Bible quote that may be another breadcrumb to follow. This time it’s Nahum 3:6, which says “I will pelt you with filth, I will treat you with contempt and make you a spectacle.” There’s also a focus on animals, with horses playing a major role here. Unlike the deer in “Get Out” and the rabbits in “Us,” symbols of creatures being preyed upon, Peele reverses the power dynamic by turning into prey the most dangerous predator of all. There’s also the unusual use of an inanimate object; in “Us” it was scissors, in “Nope” it’s a fake horse and those weird, swaying air-filled things every used car dealer seems to have.

“Nope” is not as good as “Get Out” or “Us,” but it’s definitely Peele’s creepiest movie. He’s always been more Rod Serling than Rob Zombie , and that’s most evident here. There’s humor to be had in the minority characters’ reactions to horror (yes, they say “nope” the way most people would say “oh HELL NAW!”), but the director really leans into Hitchcock’s tenet about suspense vs. surprise. The wait for something awful to happen is always worse than when it does. Additionally, Peele remains a master of misdirection, offering fleeting glimpses of something that’s amiss or keeping the most brutal violence just beyond our view. The sound mix on this is aces, and I’ll never tire of horror movies that center on Black protagonists who are more than just fodder for whatever’s killing everybody.

Peele also gets good performances out of Kaluuya and Palmer, who believably work the sibling angle with all its longstanding grudges, in-jokes and patterns based on who’s older. Wincott wields his wonderful voice as a force of nature. Yuen seems to be off-kilter and the movie’s weak link, but the more I thought about his plotline, the more his performance made sense. I think he’s the film’s biggest breadcrumb in terms of figuring it all out. As for the special effects, they’re interesting, to say the least.

Truth be told, “Nope” reaches a conventional end point that would probably be more satisfying to most audiences had the journey been more tuned to the usual ways these stories are told. After my IMAX screening, there was a smattering of audience applause but I heard lots of grumbling. Call me a sadist if you must, but this is my favorite type of audience reaction. One particularly angry guy behind me on the escalator said “I can’t wait for the critics reviews calling this ‘splendid’!” “Nope” isn’t splendid, but it is pretty damn good. I had a lot of fun trying to figure it out. It’s a puzzle with a few pieces missing; standing back from it, you can still see the picture. But does it give the viewer exactly what they want? See the title.

Available in theaters on July 22nd.

Odie Henderson

Odie Henderson

Odie "Odienator" Henderson has spent over 33 years working in Information Technology. He runs the blogs Big Media Vandalism and Tales of Odienary Madness. Read his answers to our Movie Love Questionnaire  here .

Now playing

movie reviews trailers

Clint Worthington

movie reviews trailers

Peter Sobczynski

movie reviews trailers

The Idea of You

movie reviews trailers

Jeanne du Barry

Sheila o'malley.

movie reviews trailers

A Man in Full

Rendy jones, film credits.

Nope movie poster

Nope (2022)

Rated R for language throughout and some violence/bloody images.

135 minutes

Daniel Kaluuya as OJ Haywood

Keke Palmer as Emerald 'Em' Haywood

Steven Yeun as Ricky 'Jupe' Park

Brandon Perea as Angel Torres

Michael Wincott as Craig

Barbie Ferreira as Nessie

Donna Mills as Bonnie Clayton

Terry Notary as Gordy

Jennifer Lafleur as Phyllis

Keith David as Otis Haywood Sr.

  • Jordan Peele

Cinematographer

  • Hoyte van Hoytema
  • Nicholas Monsour
  • Michael Abels

Latest blog posts

movie reviews trailers

Chaz Ebert and Esteemed Panelists Discuss Purpose-Driven Filmmaking at Cannes Film Festival

movie reviews trailers

Cannes 2024: Emilia Pérez, Three Kilometers to the End of the World, Caught by the Tides

movie reviews trailers

Cannes 2024: Megalopolis

movie reviews trailers

Cannes 2024: Kinds of Kindness; Oh, Canada; Scénarios

an image, when javascript is unavailable

The Most Delirious Film at Cannes? A Transgender Cartel-Gangster Musical Starring Selena Gomez

  • By David Fear

Imagine a world in which Stephen Sondheim made Sicario. Yes, that Stephen Sondheim; yes, that 2015 thriller about the world of Mexican drug cartels. Got that? Good. Now add in Selena Gomez as the wife of a narco who, in a moment of deep grief and remembrance, utters the line, “My pussy still hurts when I think of you” — which, to be fair, sounds a lot more poetic in Spanish. She believes her husband, a major drug lord for the Los Globales cartel, had been murdered. This is not true. Rather, her spouse has faked their death so they could transition to being a woman, and is now Emilia Pérez, who runs a charity dedicated to locating victims of the drug wars. They’re also living in the same house, because “Aunt Emilia” misses their kids. And regarding our earlier reference to Sondheim: Yes, the whole thing is a musical.

Editor’s picks

Every awful thing trump has promised to do in a second term, the 250 greatest guitarists of all time, the 500 greatest albums of all time, the 50 worst decisions in movie history.

Cut to four years later, when Rita is living the life of the nouveau riche in London. A woman chats her up at a swank restaurant. It takes a few minutes before Rita recognizes it’s her former client. Now known as Emilia Pérez, and played by the extraordinary Mexican actor Karla Sofía Gascón, she wants to return to Mexico to see her family again. Rita must make the necessary arrangements so Emilia can pose as a long-lost aunt. She also wants to start a foundation dedicated to helping families of the thousands of missing people who became casualties of cartel turf wars. Her old lawyer will come on a cofounder, and hopefully, they can both undo some of the damage done.

Cate Blanchett's Cannes Film 'Rumours' Named After Fleetwood Mac Album, Directors Confirm

'kinds of kindness' is weird, wild, and way more than the sum of its f-cked-up parts, 'megalopolis': francis ford coppola's decades-long dream project is truly epic.

Whether the idea to transition into numbers that slide into/borrow from Latin pop and Mexican folk corridos would help make the movie more accessible — or at the very least more of a Pedro Almodóvar-like mash-up of camp, melodrama, genre stylings and emotional gravitas — is anyone’s guess. But the result is both exhilarating and exasperating, swinging so wildly all over the map that you may want to pre-emptively wear a neckbrace before viewing.

Stefanik Loses It When Fox News Host Reminds Her She Called Trump a 'Whack Job'

How kid rock went from america's favorite hard-partying rock star to a maga mouthpiece, taylor swift debuts ‘how did it end’ at final 2024 eras tour date in sweden, a brief look at diddy's history of controversies and allegations, 'snl': jake gyllenhaal tries and tries to cancel a flight.

  • Confirmation Code?
  • By William Vaillancourt

'SNL' Weekend Update Tackles Trump-Biden Debates, MTG Getting Roasted By Colleague

  • Waffle House of Reps

'SNL' Cold Open: Trump Wheels Out Hannibal Lecter, His 'Favorite' VP Pick

  • Late, Great

‘Bridgerton’ Has a New Francesca — Meet Hannah Dodd

  • lady in waiting
  • By Kalia Richardson

'Kinds of Kindness' Is Weird, Wild, and Way More Than the Sum of Its F-cked-Up Parts

  • CANNES MOVIE REVIEW

Most Popular

'mad max' director says 'there's no excuse' for tom hardy and charlize theron's 'fury road' set feud: tom 'had to be coaxed out of his trailer', bill maher says he doesn't understand harrison butker's graduation speech criticism, dj akademiks says he'll take entire industry down if convicted in rape lawsuit, jennifer lopez & ben affleck's reported marital troubles stem from this difficult-to-navigate issue, you might also like, china box office: ‘the last frenzy’ returns to top spot as theatrical momentum slows, ‘the fall guy’ flops, bruce nordstrom, retail titan, ultimate ‘shoe dog,’ dead at 90, the best yoga mats for any practice, according to instructors, richard linklater on upcoming movie ‘nouvelle vague’: ‘it reminded me a lot about making my first film’, no a’s in attendance: oakland trails a whopping 553 u.s. teams.

Rolling Stone is a part of Penske Media Corporation. © 2024 Rolling Stone, LLC. All rights reserved.

Verify it's you

Please log in.

More From Forbes

Kevin costner’s ‘horizon: an american saga’ is absolutely breathtaking in epic new trailer.

  • Share to Facebook
  • Share to Twitter
  • Share to Linkedin

Kevin Costner in Horizon: An American Saga Part 1

Kevin Costner has been hard at work on an epic, four-part Western film series called Horizon: An American Saga. The first two films in the saga come out this summer, on June 28th and August 16th respectively.

This labor of love has been years in the making, taking up so much of Costner’s time that he had to leave his starring role on the hit show Yellowstone. When I watched the first trailer , I could see why. Part 1 looks absolutely stunning, and in the second trailer we get a little bit more story to sink our teeth into.

This is my part of the country, so I’m especially excited when I see the rugged plateaus and sweeping yellow aspen forests. Costner is filming the movies in Southern Utah, just north of where I live in Northern Arizona. I’ve passed through the area many times. The four-corners area of the country, where Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona meet is the perfect filming location for Westerns, with wide open spaces, red rock bluffs, mountain ranges, deserts, forests, canyons, rivers and lakes and radical changes from one biome to another.

This is definitely one of my most-anticipated movies of the summer (well, two of my most anticipated movies of the summer) and the most excited I’ve been about a new Western since . . . well I don’t actually recall. Deadwood maybe, and that’s a TV series.

movie reviews trailers

Best Nintendo Switch Games: It’s Mario’s World, We’re Just Visiting

I’m also very excited for Viggo Mortensen’s Western The Dead Don’t Hurt which he not only wrote and directed, but also composed the music—and stars, of course. It’s almost like we’re in the middle of a Western revival or something. As someone who grew up on John Wayne movies, who ranks Unforgiven among the best films ever made, count me in.

Erik Kain

  • Editorial Standards
  • Reprints & Permissions

Join The Conversation

One Community. Many Voices. Create a free account to share your thoughts. 

Forbes Community Guidelines

Our community is about connecting people through open and thoughtful conversations. We want our readers to share their views and exchange ideas and facts in a safe space.

In order to do so, please follow the posting rules in our site's  Terms of Service.   We've summarized some of those key rules below. Simply put, keep it civil.

Your post will be rejected if we notice that it seems to contain:

  • False or intentionally out-of-context or misleading information
  • Insults, profanity, incoherent, obscene or inflammatory language or threats of any kind
  • Attacks on the identity of other commenters or the article's author
  • Content that otherwise violates our site's  terms.

User accounts will be blocked if we notice or believe that users are engaged in:

  • Continuous attempts to re-post comments that have been previously moderated/rejected
  • Racist, sexist, homophobic or other discriminatory comments
  • Attempts or tactics that put the site security at risk
  • Actions that otherwise violate our site's  terms.

So, how can you be a power user?

  • Stay on topic and share your insights
  • Feel free to be clear and thoughtful to get your point across
  • ‘Like’ or ‘Dislike’ to show your point of view.
  • Protect your community.
  • Use the report tool to alert us when someone breaks the rules.

Thanks for reading our community guidelines. Please read the full list of posting rules found in our site's  Terms of Service.

an image, when javascript is unavailable

‘The Substance’ Review: Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley in a Visionary Feminist Body-Horror Film That Takes Cosmetic Enhancement to Extremes

Coralie Fargeat works with the flair of a grindhouse Kubrick in a weirdly fun, cathartically grotesque fusion of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and "Showgirls."

By Owen Gleiberman

Owen Gleiberman

Chief Film Critic

  • ‘The Substance’ Review: Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley in a Visionary Feminist Body-Horror Film That Takes Cosmetic Enhancement to Extremes 8 hours ago
  • ‘The Surfer’ Review: Nicolas Cage Goes Full Cage in a Trippy Slapdash Comic Nightmare 2 days ago
  • ‘Scénarios’ Review: Cannes Premieres a Short Completed by Jean-Luc Godard the Day Before His Death, and Also a Film About the Making of It 2 days ago

The Substance

“The Substance” tells the story of an aging Hollywood actress-turned-aerobics-workout-host, named Elisabeth Sparkle and played by Demi Moore , who gets fired from a TV network because she is now deemed too old. In a rage of desperation, she calls a number that’s been handed to her anonymously and gets hooked up with a sinister sci-fi body-enhancement program known as The Substance. She is given a heap of medical equipment sealed into plastic bags (syringes, tubing, a phosphorescent green liquid, a gooey white injectable food product), and she’s told about the protocol regarding her new self — which, the program warns, will also be her old self. “The two of you are one,” say the instructions. What does that mean?

Popular on Variety

Fargeat, who has made one previous feature (2017’s “Revenge”), works in a wide-angle-lens, up-from-exploitation style that might be described as cartoon grindhouse Kubrick. It’s like “A Clockwork Orange” fused with the kinetic aesthetics of a state-of-the-art television commercial. Fargeat favors super-close-ups (of body parts, cars, eating, kissing), with sounds to match, and she also vacuums up influences the way Brian De Palma once did (though he, in this case, is one of them). We’ve all seen dozens of retreads of the Jekyll-and-Hyde story, but Fargeat, in her imaginative audacity, fuses it with “Showgirls,” and even that isn’t enough for her. She draws heavily on the hallucinatory moment in “The Shining” where Jack Torrance embraces a young woman in a bathtub, only to see her transformed into a cackling old crone. Beyond that, Fargeat‘s images recall the exploding-beast-with-a-writhing-face in John Carpenter’s “The Thing,” the bloodbath prom of “Carrie,” and the addiction-turned-dread of “Requiem for a Dream.”

What makes all of this original is that Coralie Fargeat fuses it with her own stylized aggro voice (she favors minimal dialogue, which pops like something out of a graphic novel), and with her feminist outrage over the way that women have been ruled by the world of images. At first, though, the over-the-top-ness does take a bit of getting used. Dennis Quaid plays the brash pig of a network executive, in baroquely decorated suit jackets, who has decided to fire Elisabeth, and when he’s having lunch with her, shoving shrimp in his mouth from what feels like four inches away from the audience, you want to recoil as much as she does. But Fageat is actually great with her actors; she knows that Quaid’s charisma, even when he’s playing a showbiz vulgarian as reprehensible as this, will make him highly watchable.

And Demi Moore’s performance is nothing short of fearless. She’s playing, in some very abstract way, a version of herself (once a star at the center of the universe, now old enough to be seen by sexist Hollywood as past it), and her acting is rippled with anger, terror, despair, and vengeance. There’s a lot of full-on nudity in “The Substance,” to the point that the film flirts with building a male gaze into the foundation of its aesthetic. Yet it does so only to pull the rug of voyeurism out from under us. Margaret Qualley makes Sue crisply magnetic in her confidence, and the fact that Sue knows how to package herself as an “object” is part of the film’s satirical design. She’s following the rules, “giving the people what they want.” It’s clear, I think, that Qualley is going to be a major star, and you see why here. She takes this stylized role and imbues it with a hint of mystery. For “The Substance” is finally a story of dueling egos, with Elisabeth’s real self and her enhanced self going at each other in a war for dominance.

“The Substance” does indeed play off “Showgirls” and the whole history of Hollywood cat-fight melodramas. The movie, in its visceral way, is deliriously ambitious (and, at 140 minutes, easily 20 minutes too long). But as it moves into the final chapter, its relatively restrained interface with body horror erupts into something cathartic in its extremity. Sue, at this point, has taken most of the life from Elisabeth, which means that Elisabeth has turned into a body so decrepit she makes the bathtub hag in “The Shining” look like Grace Kelly. But Fargeat is just getting started. The climactic sequence is set during the taping of the network’s New Year’s Eve special, which Sue has been chosen to host, and what happens there must be seen to be believed. Even if you watch horror movies all year long, this is still one of the rare ones to come up with a true monster , not just a mass of warped flesh but a deformation of the spirit. This, the film says, is what we’re repressing. It’s what we’re doing to ourselves.

Reviewed at Cannes Film Festival (In Competition), May 19, 2024. Running time: 140 MIN.

  • Production: A Mubi release of a Working Title Films, A Good Title production. Producers: Coralie Fargeat, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner. Executive producers: Alexandra Loewy, Nicolas Royer.
  • Crew: Director, screenplay: Coralie Fargeat. Camera: Benjamin Kracun. Editor: Jérôme Eltabet. Music: 000 Raffertie.
  • With: Demi Moore, Margaret Qualley, Dennis Quaid, Hugo Diego Garcia, Phillip Schurer, Joseph Balderrama, Oscar Lesage, Gore Abrams, Magtthew Géczy.

More From Our Brands

Celtics vs. pacers livestream: where to watch the first nba eastern conference finals game online, patek philippe leads geneva’s spring watch auctions to a frothy $125 million, no a’s in attendance: oakland trails a whopping 553 u.s. teams, the best loofahs and body scrubbers, according to dermatologists, unplanned csi: vegas series finale leaves fans with some cliffhangers — though a killer tease got edited out, verify it's you, please log in.

Quantcast

Log in or sign up for Rotten Tomatoes

Trouble logging in?

By continuing, you agree to the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Policies , and to receive email from the Fandango Media Brands .

By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Policies , and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and to receive email from the Fandango Media Brands .

By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Policies , and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes.

Email not verified

Let's keep in touch.

Rotten Tomatoes Newsletter

Sign up for the Rotten Tomatoes newsletter to get weekly updates on:

  • Upcoming Movies and TV shows
  • Trivia & Rotten Tomatoes Podcast
  • Media News + More

By clicking "Sign Me Up," you are agreeing to receive occasional emails and communications from Fandango Media (Fandango, Vudu, and Rotten Tomatoes) and consenting to Fandango's Privacy Policy and Terms and Policies . Please allow 10 business days for your account to reflect your preferences.

OK, got it!

Movies / TV

No results found.

  • What's the Tomatometer®?
  • Login/signup

movie reviews trailers

Movies in theaters

  • Opening this week
  • Top box office
  • Coming soon to theaters
  • Certified fresh movies

Movies at home

  • Fandango at Home
  • Netflix streaming
  • Prime Video
  • Most popular streaming movies
  • What to Watch New

Certified fresh picks

  • Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga Link to Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
  • Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes Link to Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
  • The Last Stop in Yuma County Link to The Last Stop in Yuma County

New TV Tonight

  • Evil: Season 4
  • Trying: Season 4
  • Tires: Season 1
  • Fairly OddParents: A New Wish: Season 1
  • Stax: Soulsville, U.S.A.: Season 1
  • Lolla: The Story of Lollapalooza: Season 1
  • Jurassic World: Chaos Theory: Season 1
  • Mulligan: Season 2
  • The 1% Club: Season 1

Most Popular TV on RT

  • Bridgerton: Season 3
  • Dark Matter: Season 1
  • Outer Range: Season 2
  • Bodkin: Season 1
  • X-Men '97: Season 1
  • Fallout: Season 1
  • Baby Reindeer: Season 1
  • Doctor Who: Season 1
  • Hacks: Season 3
  • Best TV Shows
  • Most Popular TV
  • TV & Streaming News

Certified fresh pick

  • Bridgerton: Season 3 Link to Bridgerton: Season 3
  • All-Time Lists
  • Binge Guide
  • Comics on TV
  • Five Favorite Films
  • Video Interviews
  • Weekend Box Office
  • Weekly Ketchup
  • What to Watch

Cannes Film Festival 2024: Movie Scorecard

The Best Movies of 1999

Asian-American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage

What to Watch: In Theaters and On Streaming

What’s Next For Marvel’s Merry Mutants In X-Men ’97 ?

Kinds of Kindness First Reviews: Unpredictable, Unapologetic, and Definitely Not for Everyone

  • Trending on RT
  • Cannes Film Festival Scorecard
  • Best Movies of 1999
  • Movie Re-Release Calendar 2024
  • TV Premiere Dates

New 2024 Movies Coming Soon

  • Cast & crew
  • User reviews

Haikyuu!! The Dumpster Battle

Haikyuu!! The Dumpster Battle (2024)

Despite a strong field, Karasuno High volleyball team advances past preliminary round of Harutaka tournament in Miyagi prefecture to reach the third round. Despite a strong field, Karasuno High volleyball team advances past preliminary round of Harutaka tournament in Miyagi prefecture to reach the third round. Despite a strong field, Karasuno High volleyball team advances past preliminary round of Harutaka tournament in Miyagi prefecture to reach the third round.

  • Susumu Mitsunaka
  • Haruichi Furudate
  • Ayumu Murase
  • Kaito Ishikawa
  • 4 User reviews
  • 1 Critic review

Official Trailer

  • Shôyô Hinata
  • Tobio Kageyama

Yûki Kaji

  • Kenma Kozume

Yûichi Nakamura

  • Tetsurô Kuroo

Kôki Uchiyama

  • Kei Tsukishima
  • Keishin Ukai

Nobuaki Fukuda

  • Yasufumi Nekomata
  • Ryûnosuke Tanaka

Satoshi Hino

  • Daichi Sawamura
  • Nobuyuki Kai

Yoshimasa Hosoya

  • Asahi Azumane

Miyu Irino

  • Kôshi Sugawara

Hiroshi Kamiya

  • Ittetsu Takeda
  • Chikara Ennoshita

Sumire Morohoshi

  • Hitoka Yachi
  • All cast & crew
  • Production, box office & more at IMDbPro

More like this

Haikyuu!! The Movie 1: The End and the Beginning

User reviews 4

  • sanchay-01272
  • Feb 16, 2024
  • May 31, 2024 (United States)
  • Official Site (Japan)
  • Haikyu!! The Movie: Decisive Battle at the Garbage Dump
  • Production I.G.
  • Sony Music Entertainment
  • See more company credits at IMDbPro
  • $68,623,436

Technical specs

  • Runtime 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Dolby Digital
  • IMAX 6-Track

Related news

Contribute to this page.

Haikyuu!! The Dumpster Battle (2024)

  • See more gaps
  • Learn more about contributing

More to explore

Production art

Recently viewed

IMAGES

  1. The Best Movie Trailers Of The Decade

    movie reviews trailers

  2. THE CRITIC (Stella Velon)

    movie reviews trailers

  3. The 10 Best Movie Trailers Of 2017

    movie reviews trailers

  4. Grab Their Attention: Top Ways to Make a Movie Trailer

    movie reviews trailers

  5. Top 10 Best Movie Trailers of 2016 on YouTube

    movie reviews trailers

  6. 11 Best Movie Trailers of 2014

    movie reviews trailers

VIDEO

  1. THE TOP 3 TRAILERS OF THE WEEK

  2. NEW MOVIE TRAILERS 2024

  3. Top 20 Trailers That Ruined The Movie

  4. 10 BEST MOVIE TRAILERS 2024 (February) 4K ULTRA HD

  5. New Trailers This Week

  6. New Trailers This Week

COMMENTS

  1. Rotten Tomatoes: Movies

    Rotten Tomatoes, home of the Tomatometer, is the most trusted measurement of quality for Movies & TV. The definitive site for Reviews, Trailers, Showtimes, and Tickets

  2. Rotten Tomatoes: Movies

    Rotten Tomatoes, home of the Tomatometer, is the most trusted measurement of quality for Movies & TV. The definitive site for Reviews, Trailers, Showtimes, and Tickets

  3. New Movie News, Movie Trailers & Upcoming Movie Reviews

    Stay up to date with new movie news, watch the latest movie trailers & get trusted reviews of upcoming movies & more from the team at Collider.

  4. Movie Reviews, Articles, Trailers, and more

    Metacritic offers aggregated movie reviews from the top critics, and our own METASCORE pinpoints at a glance how each movie was reviewed. ... (Australia Teaser Trailer 1) 2:43. Now Playing: Borderlands. 2:39. Now Playing: Deadpool & Wolverine. 2:26. Now Playing: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (Trailer 2) 2:20. Now Playing: MaXXXine. Planet of the Apes ...

  5. Movie Reviews, Trailers, Interviews, Wikis & Posters for Movies

    IGN is the leading site for movies with expert reviews, trailers, interviews, news, wikis, cast pictures, release dates and movie posters

  6. Watch New Movie & TV Trailers

    Watch the latest movie and TV trailers, from the Internet's top source for movies and TV, IMDb.

  7. New Movies Out Now in Theaters (2024)

    The Metropolitan Opera: Madama Butterfly Opened May 11, 2024. Watchlist. 81%. 79%. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes Opened May 10, 2024. Watchlist. 97%. 69%. The Last Stop in Yuma County Opened ...

  8. Movie Reviews, Film Trailers, New Film Releases & Best Movies Ever

    Discover the best movies to watch, new movie reviews and film trailers, plus the latest film releases worldwide. Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga review. 4 out of 5 stars.

  9. Movie Reviews

    Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy. Directed by John Krasinski. The film is a slim story about a girl named Bea (Cailey Fleming) who helps a crank named Cal (Ryan Reynolds) play matchmaker ...

  10. Rotten Tomatoes Trailers

    Rotten Tomatoes TRAILERS delivers hot new trailers, exclusive content, and first looks for all the best upcoming movies. Subscribe to be the first to see eve...

  11. ComingSoon.net

    ComingSoon.net features the latest movie trailers and news, TV updates, video game reviews, anime releases, and more.

  12. Movie Reviews

    This well-directed, written, and acted character study never loses sight of the woman at its center. Stay up to date with new movie news, watch the latest movie trailers & get trusted reviews of ...

  13. Watch New Movie Trailers, Previews & Behind-the-Scenes Clips

    Watch the latest movie trailers and previews for current & upcoming releases! You're one click away from watching our exclusive movie trailers & featurettes!

  14. Movie Trailers

    Ariel Becomes A Murderous Mermaid In R-Rated The Little Mermaid Trailer. The Little Mermaid (1989) The trailer for the upcoming horror movie The Little Mermaid reveals a twisted, bloodthirsty version of the iconic fairy tale character. By Brennan Klein. Apr 25, 2024.

  15. /Film

    The latest movie and television news, reviews, film trailers, exclusive interviews, and opinions - since 2005.

  16. MovieWeb

    The latest movie news, trailers, reviews, and more.

  17. Screen Rant: Movie News, Movie Reviews, Movie Trailers, TV News

    All the latest movie news, movie trailers & reviews - and the same for TV, too. All the latest movie news, movie trailers & reviews - and the same for TV, too. Screen Rant. Menu. Close. ... but there are still some low-budget movies which can deliver just as many thrills. By Ben Protheroe. 23 minutes ago.

  18. JoBlo

    JoBlo.com features daily movie & TV news updates, all the latest movie reviews, movie trailers, release dates, posters and much more!

  19. IMDb: Ratings, Reviews, and Where to Watch the Best Movies & TV Shows

    IMDb is your ultimate destination for discovering and watching the best movies and TV shows from around the world. You can explore ratings and reviews from millions of fans, get personalized recommendations based on your preferences, and find out where to stream your favorite titles across hundreds of platforms. IMDb also lets you access the latest news and trivia about your favorite ...

  20. The Playlist

    The best movie news and TV news, movie reviews and TV reviews, celebrity interviews and guides to filmmaking. News; Features; Television; Interviews; Reviews; Podcasts; Trailers; Awards; Got a Tip? Search. 95083. ... MovieCrash' Trailer: HBO's Doc About The Rise & Fall Of Infamous Theatrical Movie Subscription Service Premieres On May 29 ...

  21. Wicked Trailer: Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo Soar in Jon Chu's Movie

    Wicked's teaser trailer aired during Super Bowl LVIII on Feb. 11 and provided the first look at the movie that adapts the Tony-winning Broadway musical of the same name, which is itself based on ...

  22. Movies

    Search movie showtimes, find movie theaters near you, browse streaming movies, read movie reviews, and watch new movie trailers on Moviefone.

  23. Nope movie review & film summary (2022)

    The rest of the cast features Steven Yuen as Jupe, a barker who runs an alien-based carnival of sorts out in the same middle of nowhere the Haywoods have their ranch, and Angel (Brandon Perea), a techie specializing in surveillance equipment he sells out of a Best Buy clone called Fry's.Jupe is the survivor of a horrific freak accident on a television show that had the first use of a certain ...

  24. 'Emilia Perez' Is a Transgender Cartel Musical

    Selena Gomez, Zoe Saldana and Karla Sofía Gascón sing and dance their way through a tale of drug wars and LGBTQ+ liberation. It's already a fest hit.

  25. Kevin Costner's 'Horizon: An American Saga' Is ...

    Kevin Costner has been hard at work on an epic, four-part Western film series called Horizon: An American Saga. The first two films in the saga come out this summer, on June 28th and August 16th ...

  26. 'The Substance' Review: Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley ...

    "The Substance" tells the story of an aging Hollywood actress-turned-aerobics-workout-host, named Elisabeth Sparkle and played by Demi Moore, who gets fired from a TV network because she is ...

  27. New Upcoming 2024 Movies Coming Soon

    Rotten Tomatoes, home of the Tomatometer, is the most trusted measurement of quality for Movies & TV. The definitive site for Reviews, Trailers, Showtimes, and Tickets

  28. Haikyuu!! The Dumpster Battle (2024)

    Haikyuu!! The Dumpster Battle: Directed by Susumu Mitsunaka. With Ayumu Murase, Kaito Ishikawa, Yûki Kaji, Yûichi Nakamura. Despite a strong field, Karasuno High volleyball team advances past preliminary round of Harutaka tournament in Miyagi prefecture to reach the third round.