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  • Safe Haven (PG-13)

    As often as Lasse Hallström has directed melodrama (Dear John, Chocolat), he has yet to master the style; his films are excruciatingly self-serious in a genre that rewards good-natured uncouthness. more...
  • Salinger (PG-13)

    Shane Salerno—screenwriter of Alien vs. Predator: Requiem and a consulting producer on CBS TV's Hawaii Five-O reboot—directed this godawful documentary, a salacious tabloid-style portrait of J.D. Salinger. more...
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (PG-13)

    Lasse Hallstrom, director of such middlebrow touchstones as Chocolat (2000) and The Cider House Rules (1999), brings his art-house honey to this limp adaptation of a comic novel by Paul Torday. more...
  • Salt (PG-13)

    Just as elite soldiers are taught to assemble their weapons blindfolded, screenwriter Kurt Wimmer (Ultraviolet, Law Abiding Citizen) seems to have been given a bag full of stale thriller scenes—a foot chase in which the hero disables a series of surveillance cameras, a freeway chase in which she leaps from the roof of one moving truck to another, a countdown to nuclear annihilation on brightly colored computer screens—and jammed them together in the dark. more...
  • The Salt of the Earth
  • The Salt of the Earth (PG-13)

    Schooled as an economist, Sebastião Salgados has brought to his subsequent photojournalism career a sense of the big picture, of how third-world peoples interact with their environments and how those environments are defined by global forces. more...
  • San Andreas
  • San Andreas (PG-13)

    My resistance to summer blockbusters crumbled like a collapsing skyscraper in the face of this big, loud, exuberantly destructive movie, in which a series of unprecedentedly large earthquakes erupt along the title fault line. more...
  • San Andreas 3D
  • San Andreas 3D (PG-13)

    My resistance to summer blockbusters crumbled like a collapsing skyscraper in the face of this big, loud, exuberantly destructive movie, in which a series of unprecedentedly large earthquakes erupt along the title fault line. more...
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13)

    P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), the persnickety British author of the Mary Poppins books, travels to Hollywood in the early 60s to supervise their adaptation into a live-action feature produced by Walt Disney (Tom Hanks). more...
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (PG-13)

    Michael Cera elevates deadpan to an art, starring as a slacker turned action hero in this wildly inventive comedy that's one of the most vivid and spirited adaptations of a comic book since Spider-Man—;and one of the hippest since Ghost World. more...
  • Secret in Their Eyes
  • Secret in Their Eyes (PG-13)

    Critics are supposed to dump on Hollywood remakes of foreign-language films, but this Americanized version of Juan Jose Campanella's overrated art-house hit The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) is at least as good as the original and, with a running time well under two hours, certainly more concise. more...