American Made. 2.5 stars out of 4. Tom Cruise stars as an unlikely pilot flying secret missions for the CIA. With Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke. Directed by Doug Liman. 1 hr. 55 mins. R (language throughout and some nudity)

Flatliners. Not reviewed. The fine line between life and death becomes a dangerous obsession for five medical students. With Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons. 1 hr. 48 mins. PG-13 (disturbing images)

THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD. 3 stars. An uptight security pro (Ryan Reynolds) is assigned to guard an assassin (Samuel L. Jackson) scheduled to testify against a genocidal dictator (Gary Oldman). Not great filmmaking, but these days, even the sophomoric spectacle of racial solidarity, in the form of a buddy comedy, is way better than nothing. 1 hr. 41 mins. R (violence, language)

It. 3 stars. Children in a small Maine town face off with a murderous clown called Pennywise. With Jaeden Lieberher, Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard. Directed by Andy Muschietti. 2 hrs, 15 mins. R (violence/horror, bloody images, and for language)

Kingsman: The Golden Circle. 1 star.  Sequel to the 2014 hit finds the secret organization teaming with U.S. spies to thwart a common enemy. With Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges. Written by Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn; based on a comic book by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. Directed by Vaughn. 2 hrs. 21 mins. R (violence, sexual situations)

The Lego Ninjago Movie. 2.5 stars. Lloyd and his ninja friends move to the big screen to battle his father, the evil warlord Garmadon. Voices by Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani. 1 hr. 41 mins. PG (mild action and rude humor)

mother! 3 stars. Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer star in this psychological thriller where unexpected guests cause turmoil in a couple’s relationship. Written and directed by Darren Aronofsky. 2 hrs. 1 min. R (strong disturbing violent content, some sexuality, nudity and language)

My Little Pony. 2.5 stars. The beloved equine toys go to the movies as the Mane 6 embark on a journey to save Ponyville. Voices by Uzo Aduba, Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Taye Diggs, Michel Pena, Zoe Saldana, Liev Schreiber, Sia. Based on the television series created by Lauren Faust. 1 hr. 39 mins. PG (mild action)

Stronger. 3.5 stars. Jake Gyllenhaal gives one of his most restrained, affecting performances as 2013 Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman in this straightforward but shrewd and perceptive recovery drama from director David Gordon Green. 1 hr. 56 mins. R (language throughout, graphic injury images)

WIND RIVER. 2.5 stars. Taylor Sheridan’s screenplay has smart dialogue, likable neo-Western heroes in cowboy hats, sudden open-carry shootouts, a capable woman navigating a man’s world, and some searing social commentary, but as a rookie director, Sheridan gets lost trying to assemble these elements into a tight package. 1 hr. 41 mins. R (strong violence, disturbing images including a rape, language)