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Dolphin Reef
 
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Dolphin Reef

Entertaining, educational nature docu has some peril. Full expert review
Sonic the Hedgehog
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Sonic the Hedgehog

Carrey lights up video game movie; peril, some drinking. Full expert review
The Current War: Director's Cut
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The Current War: Director's Cut

Drama shines light on dark actions; electrocution, smoking. Full expert review
The Call of the Wild
 
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The Call of the Wild

Thrilling, sometimes intense adventure teaches resilience. Full expert review
The Biggest Little Farm
 
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The Biggest Little Farm

Poignant, thought-provoking docu about sustainable living. Full expert review

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