Toronto Movie Reviews

Reviews and "trailers" for movies currently playing in Toronto (125 screens) (updated for week of Friday April 21st):

Click on Movie name below to see all showtimes at local theatres for that movie.
Click on to view movie trailer. Ratings are out of five stars 5 out of 5.

New Releases (for week of Friday April 21st)

3 Star Rating

Born in China

Venturing into the wilds of China, observe intimate moments with a panda bear and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs.
YouTube movie trailer for Born in China Movie Trailer

3.5 Star Rating

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Documentary about Jane Jacobs, author of seminal book: The Death And Life Of Great American Cities, fighting bad urban development. (Thomas Campanella, Mindy Fullilove, Alexander Garvin, Paul Goldberger)
YouTube movie trailer for Citizen Jane: Battle for the City Movie Trailer

3 Star Rating

Free Fire

Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival (Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley, Brie Larson).
YouTube movie trailer for Free Fire Movie Trailer

3.5 Star Rating

Phoenix Forgotten

20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen found- footage from that night chronicles the final hours of the expedition(Matt Biedel, Florence Hartigan, Jeanine Jackson, Clint Jordan)
YouTube movie trailer for Phoenix Forgotten Movie Trailer

2.5 Star Rating

The Promise

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, a love triangle between Michael, a medical student, the sophisticated Ana, and Chris - an American journalist based in Paris (Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon).
YouTube movie trailer for The Promise Movie Trailer

2 Star Rating

Unforgettable

A woman sets out to make life hell for her ex- husband's new wife. (Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, Cheryl Ladd, Whitney Cumming)
YouTube movie trailer for Unforgettable Movie Trailer

Coming Next Week

How to Be a Latin Lover---Friday, April 28, 2017

Finding himself dumped after 25 years of marriage, a man (Eugenio Derbez) who made a career of seducing rich older women must move in with his estranged sister, where he begins to learn the value of family. (Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell)
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Sleight---Friday, April 28, 2017

A young street magician (Jacob Latimore) left to care for his little sister after their parents passing. turns to illegal activities when his sister kidnapped, and must use his magic and mind to save her (also: Seychelle Gabriel, Dulé Hill, Storm Reid)
Movie Trailer

The Circle---Friday, April 28, 2017

A woman (Emma Watson) lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover a nefarious agenda that will affect the lives of her friends, family and that of humanity. (Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Bill Paxton)
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Currently Showing Movies


4 Star Rating

A Quiet Passion

The story of American poet Emily Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon) from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist (also: Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff, Keith Carradine).
A Quiet Passion Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


3.5 Star Rating

Ballerina

An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house (voices: Dane DeHaan, Elle Fanning, Maddie Ziegler )
Ballerina Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


3.5 Star Rating

Beauty and the Beast

An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince (Dan Stevens) and a young woman (Emma Watson) who fall in love.
Beauty and the Beast Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


3 Star Rating

Born in China

Venturing into the wilds of China, observe intimate moments with a panda bear and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs.
Born in China Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


2.5 Star Rating

Cezanne and I

About a lifelong friendship between two renowned French artists - painter Paul Cézanne (Guillaume Gallienne) and writer Emile Zola (Guillaume Canet).
Cezanne and I  Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


3.5 Star Rating

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Documentary about Jane Jacobs, author of seminal book: The Death And Life Of Great American Cities, fighting bad urban development. (Thomas Campanella, Mindy Fullilove, Alexander Garvin, Paul Goldberger)
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


3 Star Rating

Colossal

A woman (Anne Hathaway) discovers that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she's suffering. (also Dan Stevens, Jason Sudeikis, Tim Blake Nelson)
Colossal Movie Trailer Movie Trailer

0 Star Rating

Film Festival

Annual film festival - see their website for film details, theatres and showtimes (see festival website for more details)


3.5 Star Rating

Frantz

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé's grave to lay flowers.
Frantz Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


3 Star Rating

Free Fire

Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival (Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley, Brie Larson).
Free Fire Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


4 Star Rating

Get Out

A young African-American man (Daniel Kaluuya ) visits his Caucasian girlfriend's (Allison Williams) mysterious family estate (also: Lakeith Stanfield, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford).
Get Out Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


3 Star Rating

Ghost in the Shell

A cyborg policewoman (Scarlett Johansson) attempts to bring down a nefarious computer hacker (Michael Pitt, Michael Wincott, Pilou Asbæk).
Ghost in the Shell Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


3.5 Star Rating

Gifted

Frank (Chris Evans), a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary (Mckenna Grace), is drawn into a custody battle with his mother. (also: Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer)
Gifted Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


3.5 Star Rating

Going in Style

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals (Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin) risk it all on a daring bid to knock off the bank that absconded with their money.
Going in Style Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


4 Star Rating

Hidden Figures

A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions. (Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner)
Hidden Figures Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


5 Star Rating

I Am Not Your Negro

Writer James Baldwin (James Baldwin) tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House. (Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson)
I Am Not Your Negro Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


2.5 Star Rating

I Am Number Four

John is an extraordinary teen (Alex Pettyfer), masking his true identity and passing as a typical high school student to elude a deadly enemy seeking to destroy him. Three like him have already been killed ... he is Number Four. (Alex Pettyfer
I Am Number Four Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


2.5 Star Rating

If I Stay

Life changes in an instant for young firl (Chloë Grace Moretz) after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined. (Mireille Enos, Liana Liberato, Lauren Lee Smith)
If I Stay Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


4 Star Rating

Kedi

A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.
Kedi  Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


3.5 Star Rating

Kong: Skull Island

A team of explorers and soldiers (Brie Larson, Tian Jing, Tom Hiddleston, Corey Hawkins) travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, including the mythic Kong.
Kong: Skull Island Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


2.5 Star Rating

Life

An international space crew (Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada) discovers life on Mars.
Life Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


3 Star Rating

Lion

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. (Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, David Wenham)
Lion Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


4 Star Rating

Logan

In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border, when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces (also Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook).
Logan Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


3.5 Star Rating

Metropolitan Opera (New York)

Productions from the Metropolitan Opera in New York, simulcast in movie theatres


4 Star Rating

Moonlight

A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood, growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. (Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderso)
Moonlight Movie Trailer Movie Trailer

3 Star Rating

New Year's Eve

The lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve. (Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutcher)
New Year Movie Trailer


3.5 Star Rating

Paterson

Set in the present in Paterson, New Jersey, this is a tale about a bus driver and poet. (Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Helen- Jean Arthur, Owen Asztalos)
Paterson Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


3.5 Star Rating

Personal Shopper

Revolves around a ghost story that takes place in the fashion underworld of Paris. (Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz, Anders Danielsen Lie)
Personal Shopper Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


3.5 Star Rating

Phoenix Forgotten

20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen found- footage from that night chronicles the final hours of the expedition(Matt Biedel, Florence Hartigan, Jeanine Jackson, Clint Jordan)
Phoenix Forgotten Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


3.5 Star Rating

Power Rangers

A group of high-school kids, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world. (Elizabeth Banks, Bryan Cranston, Becky G., Bill Hader)
Power Rangers Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


2.5 Star Rating

Rock Dog

When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician,leading to unexpected events. (voices: Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Lewis Black)
Rock Dog Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


4.5 Star Rating

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans to the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow. (Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


4 Star Rating

Sing

A koala named Buster Moon has one final chance to restore his theater to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. (voices: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson)
Sing Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


3 Star Rating

Smurfs: The Lost Village

A mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history. (voices: Ariel Winter, Michelle Rodriguez, Julia Roberts, Joe Manganiello)
Smurfs: The Lost Village Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


3 Star Rating

T2 Trainspotting

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie ( wan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle).
T2 Trainspotting Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


2.5 Star Rating

The Boss Baby

A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. (voices: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy Kimmel)
The Boss Baby Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


2.5 Star Rating

The Fate of the Furious

When a mysterious woman seduces Dom (Vin Diesel) into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before. (Charlize Theron, Dwayne Johnson, Kurt Russell, )
The Fate of the Furious Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


4 Star Rating

The Lego Batman Movie

Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted. (voices: enny Slate, Will Arnett, Ralph Fiennes, Zach Galifianakis )
The Lego Batman Movie Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


3.5 Star Rating

The Lost City of Z

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s. (also: Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson)
The Lost City of Z Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


2.5 Star Rating

The Promise

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, a love triangle between Michael, a medical student, the sophisticated Ana, and Chris - an American journalist based in Paris (Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon).
The Promise Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


4 Star Rating

The Salesman

Forushande (The Salesman) is the story of a couple whose relationship begins to turn sour during their performance of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman (Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi, Mina Sada).
The Salesman Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


3 Star Rating

The Sense of an Ending

A man (Matthew Goode) becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life (Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer, Charlotte Rampling).
The Sense of an Ending Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


1.5 Star Rating

The Shack

A grieving man (Sam Worthington) receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called "The Shack." (Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw, Radha Mitchell)
The Shack Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


3 Star Rating

The Zookeeper's Wife

The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.
The Zookeeper Movie Trailer


3.5 Star Rating

Their Finest

A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg. (Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston)
Their Finest Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


2 Star Rating

Unforgettable

A woman sets out to make life hell for her ex- husband's new wife. (Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, Cheryl Ladd, Whitney Cumming)
Unforgettable Movie Trailer Movie Trailer


4.5 Star Rating

Your Name

Animated: Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?
Your Name Movie Trailer Movie Trailer

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