2017 in review: Hollywood hits and flops

Box office numbers are a good indicator of how commercial a movie is, but there are other things to consider: fan reactions, critics’ takes and overall memorability. Hollywood’s most impactful releases this year ranged in genre and produced a few surprises along the way — as well as several tragic flops.

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06:00 December 31, 2017
American Assassin
American Assassin, a tone-deaf political action film, relied on xenophobic undertones to tell a formulaic revenge story. A disappointing showing from Michael Keaton, Dylan O’Brien and Taylor Kitsch.
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