3.5

Child 44

Child 44 captures the terror of the Stalinist era with a strong performance from Hardy, but lacks authenticity.
3.4

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes steadily builds on its predecessor with better effects and a (marginally) better script, albeit still denying the human characters room to breathe.
3.0

RoboCop (2014)

With big ideas and a capable cast RoboCop will surprise. It's just a pity it falls short at the final hurdle when you need the action to match the high-minded ideas it’s built on.