Action and adventure films

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The Flash review – Ezra Miller’s doppelganger-superhero is a gurning, smirking mess
Some entertaining moments can’t hide the fact that this latest product of the DC Comics universe doesn’t exactly fly past

Peter Bradshaw

06, Jun, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Transformers: Rise of the Beasts review – limp, lifeless robot sequel
An attempt to revive the Hasbro franchise is a careless fumble put together without a hint of effort or interest

Charles Bramesco

06, Jun, 2023 @4:01 AM

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Sisu review – one deadly Finn meets a lot of exploding Nazis
This gleefully gory B-movie romp follows a grizzled prospector as he exacts revenge in inventive ways on the troops who stole his gold

Wendy Ide

28, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Blood and Gold review – second world war spaghetti western is good pulpy fun
A deserting Nazi private and a local farmer’s daughter enact bloody revenge on plundering troops in this tightly-staged switch-your-brain-off entertainment

Leslie Felperin

24, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Fast X review – more overcranked nonsense with Vin Diesel and co
Fasten your seatbelts as everything smashes into everything else in this not-quite finale to the Fast and Furious franchise

Mark Kermode

20, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny review - Harrison Ford cracks the whip in taut sequel
There’s still much to dig about the octogenarian archeologist as he teams up with Phoebe Waller-Bridge to re-defeat the Nazis

Peter Bradshaw in Cannes

18, May, 2023 @9:32 PM

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Fast X review – stupidly entertaining sequel offers more of the same
Vin Diesel et al return for an overstuffed Fast and Furious chapter that delivers giddily effective action but an outsized and silly villain

Scott Tobias

17, May, 2023 @4:00 PM

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From The New Boy to Asteroid City: 10 films to see at the 2023 Sydney film festival
The festival’s June program includes climate heists, FBI whistleblowers, new Wes Anderson – and 20,000 bees

Luke Buckmaster

15, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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The Mother review – Jennifer Lopez goes kick-ass in abject kidnap thriller
Lopez plays an ex-special forces parent aiming to rescues her kid from the bad guys in this formulaic and muddled Netflix caper

Peter Bradshaw

12, May, 2023 @1:00 AM

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Hypnotic review – Ben Affleck apes Inception in goofy B-movie thriller
Robert Rodriguez’s nonsensical yet charmingly unpretentious film about the power of hypnosis makes for a fast-paced pre-summer throwback

Benjamin Lee

11, May, 2023 @6:55 PM

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 review – a big-hearted emotional rollercoaster
Putting a cute raccoon centre stage, James Gunn is taking no chances with this slick, mischievous, supposedly final third instalment of the Marvel series

Wendy Ide

06, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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All Vin Diesel’s film performances – ranked!
As Groot returns to screens and Fast & Furious hits its 10th instalment, we celebrate an actor who unfailingly delivers a masterclass in badass

Graeme Virtue

04, May, 2023 @12:41 PM

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