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The best movies out right now

Find the latest reviews for movies playing in New York this week, including critics' picks and box office winners

Toy Story 4
Toy Story 4
By Joshua Rothkopf and Time Out contributors |
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Looking for a movie to see tonight or this weekend? Check out our lineup of the best movies out right now, reviewed by Time Out New York critics. Click on a listing for full reviews, trailers and showtimes. Or consult our weekly curated list of the best movie screenings in NYC for more!

The best movies now playing

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Movies, Drama

Wild Rose

Jessie Buckley is on fire in this energized Glaswegian take on A Star is Born.

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Photo: Courtesy of Pixar
Movies, Animation

Toy Story 4

A bizarre homemade addition to the gang—plastic and neurotic—gives Pixar the opportunity to extend its trilogy to another emotional chapter.

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5
Movies, Drama

Rocketman

The much-anticipated Elton John biopic reinvents the movie musical with a blast of raw energy.

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Photo: Francois Duhamel
Movies, Comedy

Booksmart

Sheltered high-school besties expand their horizons during the last night before graduating in Olivia Wilde's confidently weird (and wild) comedy.

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Photo: Nicola Dove
Movies, Drama

The Souvenir

Writer-director Joanna Hogg dredges up bad romance in this ravishing reminiscence of her early film-school days.

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Movies, Documentary

Hail Satan?

Chronicling the activist battles of today's Satanists, the documentary is possessed not by evil but by a clear eye, a cool head and a sense of humor.

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Vengadores: Endgame
Photo: Marvel Studios
Movies

Avengers: Endgame

An epic slab of superheroics, Marvel's big finish earns its heaviness—it may even wreck you.

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Also in theaters this week

Photo: Eric Milner
Movies, Horror

Child's Play

Mark Hamill lends his voice to the toy run amok, but what could have been a fan-savvy update reveals itself to be a plastic retread.

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Box-office top 10

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The Secret Life of Pets 2

Dogs, cats and other animals continue their yappy secret shenanigans in a sequel intended for the very young.

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 X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Movies, Action and adventure

Dark Phoenix

After years of X-mediocrities, it's a franchise farewell that's better than expected, without ever catching fire.

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Photo Credit: Daniel Smith
Movies, Action and adventure

Aladdin

This live-action spin may lack the fizz of Disney’s groundbreaking 1992 animated film but it's still got a certain street-smart charm.

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Movies, Drama

Rocketman

The much-anticipated Elton John biopic reinvents the movie musical with a blast of raw energy.

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Octavia Spencer
Photo: Universal Pictures
Movies, Horror

Ma

Octavia Spencer gets mean in a thriller that offsets its obviousness with a sense of dead-end desperation.

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
Movies, Animation

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

This madcap Pokémon adaptation is tons of fun until ponderous plotting replaces the anarchy with something you’ve seen a hundred times.

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Photo: Francois Duhamel
Movies, Comedy

Booksmart

Sheltered high-school besties expand their horizons during the last night before graduating in Olivia Wilde's confidently weird (and wild) comedy.

Time Out says
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