Because of embargoes (those happy little restrictions on when critics can post reviews, good or bad), a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: May 16-18, 2014

Wide (United States)

Godzilla

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Million Dollar Arm

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Limited (United States)

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: An enlightening Danish documentary about one of the world’s most famous and creative human rights activists.

Chinese Puzzle

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A delightful French film about a writer, his many female friends and lovers, his adventures in Manhattan, and his yen for being a good father.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

3 Days to Kill

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All Cheerleaders Die

Mark Harris @ About.com

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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App

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Belle

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Blue Ruin

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Chef

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Cyber-Senoirs

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A touching and humorous Canadian documentary about teenage mentors who teach a group of elders how to use computers and the Internet.

Devil’s Knot

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Divergent

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The Double

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Draft Day

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Enemy

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Fading Gigolo

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Fed Up

[New Today] Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Doc fails to heed Mary Poppins’ advice that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.

Gambit

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: It’s a treat to watch Colin Firth demonstrate perfect comic timing and a knack for slapstick comedy in this amusing remake of the 1966 film.

The German Doctor

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God’s Pocket

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Grand Piano

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Hateship Loveship

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Ida

Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies

  • Excerpt: Pawlikowski examines life, the role of religious commitment and choices. What corrupts life? What corrupts people? Are there ways to escape our own corrupt nature?

If You Build It

[New Today] Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit

  • Excerpt: Unorthodox shop class says if you build it, it will mean something to you

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

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Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie

Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures

  • Excerpt: It may have been quite clever and hilarious a dozen or more years ago when it was conceived, written by a guy in his late 20s bucking the Hollywood system. Unfortunately, this just isn’t a movie that works in 2014.

Joe

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Justin Bieber’s Believe

Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]

The Legend of Hercules

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Like Father, Like Son

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Locke

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Lucky Bastard

[New Today] Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures

  • Excerpt: It didn’t seem like the filmmakers were just making things up but rather approached this as a realistic scenario that honestly could happen (and scarily enough probably has).

Moms’ Night Out

Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures

  • Excerpt: “Moms’ Night Out” is the kind of movie you can take your mother to without worrying that she’ll get offended, and you can still have a good time with it.

Frank Ochieng @ Focus of New York Magazine

  • Excerpt: …tedious and unimaginative. Moms’ Night Out is meant to be innocuous and filled with breezy moralistic zip but the flat shenanigans feel outrageously strained in this toothless suburban working-mommy romp.

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: here are no laughs in Moms’ Night Out. None. Nada. Zilch. Zero. Bupkis. Maybe there’s a smile, but that’s not exactly high praise. When you can say that about a comedy, it pretty much empties out the entire picture. Here’s a movie in which the only comic highpoint is a shout-out to Pinterest – it does them no favors.

The Monuments Men

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Muppets Most Wanted

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Neighbors

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Noah

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Nymphomaniac: Volumes 1 & 2

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Only Lovers Left Alive

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Palo Alto

Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic

  • Excerpt: For a first feature and for a film, period, “Palo Alto” is strong stuff. It doesn’t have a big, thinly veiled statement to make, but it’s poignant, beautifully crafted, and keenly aware of what makes a teenager tick.

Pompeii

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Proxy

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The Sacrament

Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic

  • Excerpt: A living nightmare mounted with simmering, suffocating tension and stomach-dropping intensity, “The Sacrament” would make a chilling double feature with Kevin Smith’s “Red State.” It is minimalist, all-too-real terror that pulls no punches in its visceral response.

Son of Batman

A.J. Hakari @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Sophia Grace & Rosie’s Royal Adventure

[New Today] James Plath @ Family Home Theater

  • Excerpt: They’re great in small doses, but the girls make this 75-minute feature feel a lot longer.

Stage Fright

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That Awkward Moment

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Transcendence

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Under the Skin

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Young & Beautiful

[New Today] Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit

  • Excerpt: Ozon’s male gaze peers at a middle-class high-school girl selling sex to older men

2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

20 Feet from Stardom

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Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

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The Armstrong Lie

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Ender’s Game

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How I Live Now

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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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Paradise: Hope

[New Today] Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit

  • Excerpt: Funny, tense conclusion to Seidl’s provocative Paradise trilogy

Saving Mr. Banks

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Tricked

[New Today] Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit

  • Excerpt: Can the wisdom of the crowds work for screenwriting too?

The Wind Rises

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2014 Films (Coming Soon)

Absence

James Wegg @ JWR

  • Excerpt: Distance—real or perceived—as the key to it all

The Babadook

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

Bright Days Ahead

[New Today] Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night

Coming Home

[New Today] James Marsh @ Twitch

  • Excerpt: Zhang Yimou returns to his more humble, socially conscious roots, reuniting with former muse Gong Li for an earnest, if rather underwhelming, adaptation of Yan Geiling’s The Criminal Lu Yanshi. While the historical significance of the story will resonate strongly with domestic audiences, too little context is given for its impact to travel into international markets, despite strong performances and big name appeal.

The Girl from the Wardrobe

[New Today] Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit

  • Excerpt: Quirky, moody Polish film recalls Jeunet/Caro

Grigris

[New Today] Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit

  • Excerpt: Démé deserves to be showcased like Keaton or Kelly

In Your Eyes

Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie

  • Excerpt: Despite the concept being moderately interesting, poor and straightforward execution renders the film mostly ineffective.

Jimi: All Is by My Side

Bev Questad @ Its Just Movies

  • Excerpt: Writer/Director Ridley, scriptwriter for “12 Years as a Slave,” captures Benjamin’s uncanny channeling in the months preceding Hendrix’s June 18, 1967, break-through performance at the Monterey Pop Festival.

Sex, Drugs, & Taxation

[New Today] Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit

  • Excerpt: Real-life cads live large and give offense in swinging ’60s Denmark

The Trip to Italy

[New Today] Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation

  • Excerpt: The Trip to Italy is just an assault of laughs, whether it’s duelling impressions, sketches or bickering. However, it’s in that vulnerable state, when your face is sore from laughter and your ears are reverberating with Michael Caine’s voice that Winterbottom torpedos you with emotional truths. The people you love should keep you grounded, tease you incessantly and dwarf your accomplishments; because they know it makes you better.

Walesa: Man of Hope

[New Today] Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit

  • Excerpt: In America, a film for students of cold-war history and politics; in Poland, more than that

The Zero Theorem

[New Today] Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation

  • Excerpt: The Zero Theorem is a Gilliam carnival riding the vortex into oblivion and it’s weirdly enjoyable.