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Rated PG-13 · 123 minutes · 2016

Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Movies adapted from video games are a disreputable genre, and Warcraft isn't likely to change that. Critics savaged the movie when it opened last Friday, competing to see who could come up with the most withering put-down and who could be first with the laborious punch line "Game over." Of course, everything is a competition now: the gaming of America, which began with the emergence of team sports in the early 20th century and accelerated with the advent of video games in the 1980s, has reached its logical conclusion in a presidential contest destined to play out as a real-time strategy game. Fox News and MSNBC are indistinguishable from ESPN, focusing on the candidates' strategy to the exclusion of all else. Already the candidates hunch over their phones, firing off Twitter insults at each other and checking their TV screens for evidence of a direct hit. Continue reading >>

See our full review: <i>Warcraft</i>: The game was better

Warcraft: The game was better

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Official Site: www.warcraftmovie.com
Director: Duncan Jones
Producer: Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner, Stuart Fenegan, Jillian Share, Brent O'Connor, Mike Morhaime, Paul Sams, La Peikang, Edward Cheng, Qian Shimu and Wang Zhonglei
Cast: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky, Clancy Brown, Daniel Wu, Ruth Negga, Anna Galvin, Callum Rennie, Burkely Duffield, Ryan Robbins, Dean Redman and Glenn Ennis

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