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Friday, June 17, 2016

Movie Reviews: Central Intelligence, Finding Dory, Dark Horse, Genius, Raiders!

Posted By on June 17, 2016, 8:47 AM

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Two documentaries about improbable underdogs come to Utah theaters this week, along with the return of a Pixar favorite and an effective new comedy team.

Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart (pictured) elevate the buddy action comedy of Central Intelligence with their tremendous chemistry in a tale of guys making peace with the high-school persona that used to be their identity. The dynamic documentary Dark Horse chronicles a group of working-class friends who become owners of a championship race horse, while Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made tells of childhood friends whose shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark might finally be finished.

Eric D. Snider finds the profoundly mediocre biopic Genius—about literary editor Max Perkins and his various famous clients—offering little insight into any of its characters.

In this week's feature review, Pixar's Finding Dory is a perfectly solid sequel that still reminds how much more creative Pixar is capable of being.

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Scott Renshaw

Scott Renshaw

Scott Renshaw has been a City Weekly staff member since 1999, including assuming the role of primary film critic in 2001 and Arts & Entertainment Editor in 2003. Scott has covered the Sundance Film Festival for 25 years, and provided coverage of local arts including theater, pop-culture conventions, comedy, literature,... more

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