What to Watch? Reviews of Movies Showing Now, June 8-10, 2018

Going to the movies this weekend? Check out the reviews for the flicks showing now below.

Ocean’s 8

Ocean’s 8 is a heist caper that looks gorgeous, keeps the twists coming and bounces along on a comic rhythm that’s impossible to resist. What more do you want in summer escapism?” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

It may have a glittering A-list cast, but Ocean’s 8 is as disappointing as the fake diamonds used to replace the real thing in the film’s big heist.” Jason di Rosso, ABC

 

Deadpool 2

“While the action is brilliantly shot and executed, the comedy smartly doubles up as a social commentary on racism, sexism, body shaming and sexual harassment. Boasting of some great unsuspecting cameos, the story humanises Deadpool, without letting go of what makes him different — deviant ways, indulgence in gory violence, sarcasm and narcissism.” Renuka Vyavahare, Times of India

“From its smug but dated pop culture references (there’s a recurring joke about dubstep, hinged on the 2012 Skrillex track Bangarang) to the frantic, barely comprehensible cutting, there’s very little to enjoy here. Dispensing with the brightness of the MCU but clinging to the franchise’s self-referential quippery and fan pandering makes for the worst of both imagined worlds.” Simran Hans, the Guardian

 

Solo: A Star Wars Story

““Solo: A Star Wars Story” gets the job done with little fuss, but also with precious little finesse. It might arguably succeed in teeing up the cinematic narrative that would change movies forever. But in both substance and execution, it bears but a whisper of the revolution to come.” Ann Hornaday, the Washington Post

“For [director Ron] Howard’s part, his greatest concern seems to being making sure everyone hits their mark and says their lines. It’s the bare minimum of direction as the score does the heavy lifting rather than injecting an actual personality into this movie.” Matt Goldberg, Collider

 

Hereditary

“Forget the ‘scarier than The Exorcist‘ line (whatever that means) that Hereditary has been tagged with – this is a movie that lives up to the hype on its own terms. Just don’t go to see it at the end of a stressful day. We’re only trying to look out for you.” Hugh Armitage, Digital Spy

“Don’t see this film expecting a thrill — and think twice about seeing it if there’s particular trauma in your past you’d prefer wasn’t evoked — but strongly consider seeing it. Hereditary pushes the horror genre to a different extreme than the one we’re used to, reminding us of the immense gulf between mere “scary” and “horrifying”, and the result is like nothing you’ve ever seen.” Sam Langford, Junkee

 

Which one will you see?

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